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Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

News from The Grist

 

Community Gardening

July 6 - August 24: Kitsilano Community Garden

   1:45 PM - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Center

May 4 - August 31: Aberthau Community Garden 

   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center 

 Summer Workshops & Events

July 23, Tuesday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center

July 25, Thursday: WE Garden Club

   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at West End Community Center

August 1, Thursday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks 

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center 

August 6, Tuesday: Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks 

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Center 

August 11, Sunday: Urban Gardening 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Center 

August 14, Wednesday: Homemade Kombucha Brewing

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Center 

August 15, Thursday: Kits Village Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Center 

August 28, Wednesday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature

   5:30 - 7:30 PM at VPL Collingwood Branch

Fall Community Gardening

September 7 - October 26, Saturdays: Kitsilano Community Garden

   1:45PM  - 3:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

September 7 - October 26, Saturdays: Aberthau Community Garden

   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

 Fall Workshops & Events

September

September 11, Wednesday: Gardening in a Changing Climate 

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

September 12, Thursday: Resilient Gardens: Surviving Drought, Heat, Storms, and Cold 

   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at VPL Kerrisdale Branch

September 13, Friday: Introduction to Seed Saving

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

September 14, Saturday: Introduction to Seed Saving

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

September 14, Saturday: Indoor Vertical Gardening

   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at VPL Champlain Heights Branch

September 15, Sunday: WE Garden Club

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Centre

September 16, Monday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre (hosted by VPL Joe

    Fortes Branch)

September 17, Tuesday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Centre

September 18, Wednesday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

September 18, Wednesday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at VPL Fraserview Branch

September 19, Thursday: Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

September 20, Friday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

September 21, Saturday: Mini-Macrame Wall Hangings

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Centre

September 25, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver September Meetup

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse

September 27, Friday: DIY Crochet Dishcloths

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

October

October 5, Saturday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY Beeswax Wraps

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

October 7, Monday: Indoor Vertical Gardening

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

October 9, Wednesday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

October 15, Tuesday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kensington Community Centre

October 16, Wednesday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

October 17, Thursday: Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

October 20, Sunday: WE Garden Club

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Centre

October 21, Monday: Planning Your Spring Garden

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

October 23, Wednesday: Permaculture October Meetup

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse

October 24, Thursday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Centre

October 25, Friday: Planning Your Spring Garden

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

October 27, Sunday: Healing Skin Salve Making 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Centre

October 28, Monday: Growing Superfoods

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

October 29, Tuesday: Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

October 30, Wednesday: Grow Your Own Sprouts and Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

November

November 4, Monday: Growing Superfoods

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

November 6, Wednesday: Growing Superfoods

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

November 8, Friday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen 

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

November 9, Saturday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen 

   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Centre

November 12, Tuesday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

November 13, Wednesday: Permaculture November Meetup

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse

November 17, Sunday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

November 17, Sunday: WE Garden Club

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Centre

November 19, Tuesday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen 

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Coal Harbour Community Centre

November 20, Wednesday: Intro to Indoor Vertical Gardening

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

November 21, Thursday: Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

November 24, Sunday: Crafted Tea Making

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at West End Community Centre

November 25, Monday: Holiday Workshop: Edible Holiday Gifts in Mason Jars

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

November 26, Tuesday: Healing Skin Salve Making

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

November 27, Wednesday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at False Creek Community Centre

November 28, Thursday: Holiday Workshop: Edible Holiday Gifts in Mason Jars

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kensington Community Centre

December

December 1, Sunday: WE Garden Club Holiday Celebration

   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at West End Community Centre

December 2, Monday: Grow Your Own Sprouts and Microgreens

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

December 3, Tuesday: Holiday Workshop: Edible Holiday Gifts in Mason Jars

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

December 4, Wednesday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Crochet Dishcloths

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre

December 5, Thursday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Coal Harbour Community Centre

December 6, Friday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

December 8, Sunday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Beeswax Wraps and Zero Waste in the Kitchen 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at False Creek Community Centre

December 9, Monday: Holiday Workshop: DIY Crochet Dishcloths

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

December 11, Wednesday: Holiday Workshop: Edible Holiday Gifts in Mason Jars

   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

December 19, Thursday: Recycling Depot

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

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.

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