hello Randy , thatnk you for the welcome the MIAN links did unfrotunatlly not show up . i have to find them other wise . also what time is the potluck next Tuesday . thank you for filling me in and I look forward sharing seeds . VAnessa
I have indeed been busy Car Free Daying. 11 days to go and still getting stuff done. Eek!
I assume Ross has posted something up here about it? I need to work on my marketing skills. Between mt 2 paid jobs that keep me working doubles all week, and chairing the board, I am up to my eyeballs.
I cannot wait to join or host another potluck, and attend a plant sale! I need to stay more in the loop for sure. Hope you are well!
Sorry I can't join you tonight unfortunately I have another work event. Last time I wanted to come too but a small emergency came up on the afternoon the day of the get together (I even had my pot luck dish with me ready to go!). Hopefully next time!
I’m really looking forward to being a part of VV. I’m reading Rob Hopkins book right now and am very inspired by the outlook of transition groups such as the one you and your neighbours have created. I won’t be living in the Main St. area until July but will keep my eyes open for opportunities to come into the city and help out/learn ect. I unfortunately won’t be able to make it to the April 5th potluck because I’m working. Also thanks for the information re: progressive towns around B.C.
thank you for your note! can you call me to chat about the PDC? 778-968-5518. I'd like to get you a registration form and also hear more about what specific areas of learning you would like to develop:)
Thanks for the great welcome message. I have to say that I couldn't agree more, and it is a fantastic thing to be able to live and learn in the Netherlands. I am already wondering how I'll return to Canada and do without all of the amazing cyclist routes here, the Dutch really know what commuting by bike means. But then the obvious answer to that is to work on achieving a similar level of infrastructure when I return to Canada, I've yet to figure out exactly how that can be done. And you're right, it makes a difference when you've actually lived in such an environment, you know it's very possible and you really notice a striking contrast when you return home. Last summer I had a chance to go back to visit my parents (in Ontario and New Brunswick) for 2 weeks and I was blown away by things that I thought were normal before, and which were so shocking now - so many roads, single passenger cars everywhere, a handful of cyclists, hugely inefficient home appliances and systems - I could go on and on... It made me understand even more how important it is for me to be here.
Also a quick question for you, I read your bio and noticed that you did a renovation on your house, could I maybe get a photo of it from you? I am writing a manual to bring single-family standalone/duplex to various levels of sustainable self-sufficiency over a time-based period, with the ultimate goal of bringing the house to a passivhaus level. I want to include case studies to show just how possible it is, to encourage as many as I can to make the transition. It sounds like your house could be a great example for the west-coast climate - I plan to show case studies from each climatic variation in Canada. Or do you maybe know of any other Canadians who have brought their house to a similar level?
Anyway, thanks again for a great welcome. Looking forward to being back in Canada shortly.
Thanks for the information. I have a new farm in Richmond as part of the Richmond Farm School, and so if there is interest in having a underground market, I would gladly bring my produce to sell! I am running a CSA model right now, but in the future we will be increasing the number of shares, so maybe next year some of the local people might be interested in at least having their food brought into the area from a local farm (the farm is less than 1/2 hr away).
Glad to get involved, let me know about the meeting date/time when its finalized and I hopefully I can make it.
Thanks for the invite to the Tuesday event.
I have serious concerns about upcoming elections, especially the Provincial "snap" election in April/May
We're selling out to multinational corporations...US Corporations created 1.2 million jobs in the last year...ALL OFFSHORE.
My larger cocern iS our WATER AND POWER getting under the control of the Multinationals.
Hey Randy - I fairly free of the political game these days, had enough of the Greens, at least under the current leadership. Started up a community garden in Adanac Park, got the groundwork and fence sorted and should be ready for spring.
Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).
Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th
Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID
Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th
West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.