Village Vancouver

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

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


Join us for the 3rd annual

 Westside Food Festival

June 18 - August 5

Over 100 free & low cost activities and workshops in twenty plus locations around the Westside! Register on Eventbrite. For workshop and activities at Community Centres, please register on Vancouver Recreation. For more info:  VV Facebook or

Click here for a full list of events

Presented by Village Vancouver and Fairview False Creek South, Marpole Oakridge & Westside Neighbourhood Food Networks


Village Vancouver Events June 1 - June 30 2019

VV Collaborative Community Garden work parties:

Aberthau Permaculture Garden

VV plots at Cottonwood Community Garden

Green Streets Garden

Kits Village Collaborative Garden

If you're interested in gardening with us:

Tue Jun 18 3:30-5:30 Seed Packet Party (VV Field House in McBride Park)

Wed Jun 19 6-7pm Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed June 19 6-8pm Kits Community Potluck (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Wed Jun 19 7-9pm Native Edibles (West Point Grey Community Centre)

6:30-8:30pm Fall and Winter Gardening (CANCELLED) at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Sat Jun 22 11-3pm VV Booth at Point Grey Fiesta (Trimble Park)

Sat Jun 22 1-4pm VV Booth at Strawberry Festival (Barclay Heritage Square)

Sun Jun 23 10am-noon How to Compost and Make Great Dirt! (Garrett Wellness Centre - RSVP through

Sun Jun 23 1-2:30pm Community Potluck (West End Community Centre)

Sun Jun 23 2:30-3:30pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

Mon Jun 24 10am-noon Seed Savers (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Mon Jun 24 5:45-6:30 Move. Focus. Prepare (disaster prep) (Register by calling 604-263-9123)

Tue Jun 25 6:30-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves at the VV Field House in McBride Park

Wed Jun 26 6-9pm Introduction to Canning (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Wed Jun 26 6:30-8:30 Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (CANCELLED) at Killarney Community Centre

Thu Jul 27 3-7pm Westside Community Market at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Thu Jul 27 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Wed Jul 3 10am-noon Seed Savers Club at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Wed Jul 3 6:30-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Wed Jul 3 6:30-8:30pm Building Healthy Soil (Hastings Community Centre)

Thu Jul 4 3-7pm Westside Community Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 4 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Fri Jul 5 6:30-8:30pm Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Sat Jul 6 10-11am Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening (West End Community Centre)

Sat Jul 6 11am-5pm Booth at Khatsahlano (on 4th Avenue)

Sun Jul 7 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden Party (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) 

Mon Jul 8 6:00-8:00pm First Steps to Prevention at Kitsilano Vancouver Public Library Branch

Mon Jul 8 6:30-9:30pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Strathcona Community Centre)

Wed Jul 10 6:30-8:30 Pests! Who's Eating My Lettuce & What To Do (False Creek Community Centre)

Thu Jul 11 3-7pm Westside Community Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 11 3-7pm VV info booth/Kits Village Seed Library at Westside Community Food Market (Kitsilano Neighbourhood House)

Thu Jul 11 7:15-8pm Gardening at Village Vancouver Green Streets Garden (off Broadway)

Fri Jul 12 6:30-8:30pm Healthy Soil For A Great Garden! (Kitsilano Community Centre)

Sat Jul 13 10am-noon Composting (West End Community Centre)

Sat Jul13 9:30am-noon Aberthau Garden Open House (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sat Jul 13 noon-1:30pm Westside Urban Garden Club (West Point Grey Community Centre)

Sun Jul 14 3-5:30pm Kits Village Collaborative Garden (Billy Bishop Legion Hall) 

We garden together in Kits, Pt. Grey, and Strathcona. If you're interested in gardening with us:


For more info on VV events:

To find previous News Blasts and Special Announcements, go to this page.


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Permaculture Vancouver Meetups

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