Hi Kathryn, Thanks for the message. Well I can't take much credit for this event - the BC Food Systems Network has been organizing an annual Gathering for 14 years now. I did volunteer to help with the organizing though and it's been great to be involved so far. It's too bad you can't attend. I could meet for coffee sometime nonetheless as clearly we are both very motivated on this issue.
My name is Matthew, and I am a member of the newly formed Village Burnaby. I hear through the grapevine that you have taken the leap and started a Village in North Vancouver. I am really excited to hear this, and I hope all is going well with the group.
I just wanted to touch base and offer to sit down and chat about ideas on building groups both in Burnaby and North Vancouver. No pressure I just thought it might help to bounce ideas / talk about common problems and issues.
You can contact me on village, or feel free to send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Kathryn! Right now the backyard is just a gravel pit - my blog is meant to describe my journey from post-renovation chaos to a productive urban smallholding. I'd love to have you visit sometime when it's a bit more interesting! Keep following my blog for now and when it looks like something you'd like to see just send me a note :)
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