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At 1:47pm on September 30, 2015, Jo-Ann Melman said…

Hi Randy do you know of any collective houses that have openings now.
can contact me

At 11:21am on January 10, 2013, Gerry Robertson said…

At 11:19am on January 10, 2013, Gerry Robertson said…
Thanks, Randy! I am definitely going to fill out the profile page as I have several interests and an active workshop in my home. I hope people will read about all I have to offer. I look forward to getting much more involved in the community through your projects. Warm regards, Gerry

At 10:30am on October 28, 2012, Brooke Oxley said…

Thanks Randy! I move there November 1st...I will check out the document you sent me and try to make it out the potluck!

At 8:32pm on October 17, 2012, lyndsay ferguson said…
Thanks Randy! Can't make that one but should be able to go to the next!
At 5:52pm on October 17, 2012, lyndsay ferguson said…

Randy, I've moved. Am I Mt Pleasant or Kensington/Cottage area, please?

At 4:23pm on October 16, 2012, Travis Pawlak said…

thanks for the response randy. Are there any mt.pleasant farmer extraordinaire that you had in mind who may have extra produce for the Local Dinner?


At 10:14pm on September 17, 2012, Richard Hosein said…

Thanks Randy. I'm on it! Made some connections to Village Surrey. Thanks!

At 10:47pm on September 14, 2012, Shirley Werner said…

Thanks Randy

At 2:36pm on May 8, 2012, Colin Angel said…

Thanks for the welcome Randy! Agreed, we need to kick start a village in Crosstown.

At 5:31pm on March 30, 2012, Lisa Barrett said…

Hi Randy
Thanks so much for your welcoming message.  I enjoyed reading through your profile and bio.  I too am struck by the disconnections of an ostensibly 'sustainable' city and the continuing unsustainable practices.  But that was balanced out by seeing how you're personally putting the theory into practice in your own life!

Regarding Community Way  and Community/Complimentary Currencies (I've been on this for a long time...) I was just introduced to this initiative that we may be supporting in some way at Vancity CU:

I'd love to see it expand to other sectors but I think local food is a very good place for it to take root!

Peace, lots of love and justice,

lisa b 

At 8:52am on March 22, 2012, Catherine Douglas said…

Thanks for the interesting welcom email, Randy. I too have been pretty frustrated with some of the problems associated with switching to alternative energy systems, especially the fact that gas is so cheap and electricity from hydro power so expensive! I will try to get to the potluck on the 10th. It would be great to meet up with neighbours interested in such things and to hear what everyone is up to.

All the best,


At 11:30pm on February 7, 2012, Justice Schanfarber said…
At 6:05am on January 30, 2012, paul chorney said…

Hi Randy

Thanks for the thoughtful and poetic response.
I am actually in Vancouver this week for a planning session for Farm to Cafeteria Canada. We are on Bowen Island until Tuesday, and I am staying on for a few days. Is there any chance that we could meet in person to chat. I am free Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 2PM or so.
Paul ...from Transition Winnipeg
At 1:37pm on November 29, 2011, Louise Taylor said…

Hi Randy, Thank you for telling me about the two events. I would love to attend the beekeeping one but have a prior engagement. I hope to be able to make the other one. Greetings, Louise

At 9:22am on November 28, 2011, Dan Vie said…

Hmm, post worked that time - in Chrome.  Perhaps the problem was with Safari.


Anyway, I hope that Courtenay can cross-fertilize with VV as things develop.

At 9:20am on November 28, 2011, Dan Vie said…


Hi Randy and thanks for the welcome.  Yes, I do know Michael.  He tells me its been a slow build for Community Way.


A Transition Town project has just launched here and going into its 3rd meeting. Surprisingly, about 200 people have come out so far.  An interactive website will go up in a week or so which will be a much simplified version of what you have here. Details at


This is the 3rd time I'm trying to post a message to you here.  Perhaps you need to approve it before it goes public? Dunno.







We hope you know Michael Linton and use Community Way Dollars because we are trying to launch a local currency here as well. Michael has made many trips to Vancouver to teach us how to do it.

To our knowledge Courtney-Comox does not have a Transition initiative going yet, but I am sure there are many people there with the interest.

Thanks for joining, and I hope you can learn a few things and get inspired.



At 5:55pm on November 27, 2011, Jocelynn Rodrigues said…

Thanks for the info, Randy!

I can't believe I had not heard of that before but anyhow, pretty cool....and yes, just another way, I suppose. :)

I completely agree  re: you can only manage what you measure. I do foresee a better future where there are actual guidelines that must be followed for firms  when preparing and presenting their financial statements - i.e. taking a more integrated approach. It's happening right now, voluntarily, with some companies, and the number of companies doing it will only increase over time.  And, before we know it, it will actually be required - so it's pretty cool. We just need to make sure the requirements are actually improving the environments welfare, and not just saving face.  If you're curious, right now you can submit comments to the GRI's(Global Reporting Initiative) draft set of standards - pretty cool that it's open to the public.

At 12:44pm on November 13, 2011, Peter MacKay said…

Sure Randy, I took the landlord reference out. No problem 

At 9:38am on July 26, 2011, Lisa D said…

Hello Randy,

I am sorry to hear about how the Urban Market proposal was handled by the Deputy Manager for one of the most sustainable self-aggrandizing cities in North America. It is far worse that this is not even remotely surprising. It does, however, remind me a heck of a whole lot of a similar story in Detroit captured by a marvellous documentary Urban Roots that I could not recommend more highly. The Detroit Agriculture Network may be some interesting folks to connect with as they have been struggling with similar issues with the city of Detroit for some time. 
I try to remind myself that change happens slowly, it isn't surprising that at the city level the status quo would be considerably more appealing.  

Best to you Randy, and sure when I'm next in the Cambie area I'd look forward to a herbal tea. 

At 8:01am on July 24, 2011, Lori Eanes said…
thank you for the welcome! Vancouver seems like it's not only progressive,but also filled with really nice people, hope I get to visit soon...

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