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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

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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

6th Annual Westside Food Fest

June 14 - August 1, 2022

June 2022

Wed June 15 6:30-7:30pm Permaculture Vancouver Meetup (Kits Community Centre)

Thurs June 16  6 - 7 pm Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) 

Sat June 18 1:30-2:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Kits Community Centre)

Wed June 22 6:30 - 7:30 pm Meal Planning, Meal Prep And Mason Jar Salads (Aberthau Mansion – WPGCC)

Sat June 25 2-5pm Introduction to Vertical Gardening - Hands on version (Kits Community Centre)

Thurs June 30 6 - 7 pm Native Beehouse Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

July 2022

Sat July 2 1:30-3:30pm Kits Community Garden (Kits Community Centre)

Sun July 3 10 am - Noon Tabling/seed Giveaway (Kitsilano Farmers Market  (Westside Food Collaborative Table) 

Mon July 4 6-7pm DIY Planter Box Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Thurs July 7, 14, 21, 28 4-6:30 pm VV Tabling/seed Giveaway ( Kitsilano Community Market (Westside Food Collaborative Booth)

Sat July 9 1:30-3:30pm Kits Community Garden (Kits Community Centre)

Mon July 11 6:30-8:30pm Making Jute and Wool Baskets (McBride Park Field House)

Tues July 12 10:30 - 11:30 am Hapa-zome For Kids (McBride Park Field House)

Tues July 12 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Felting For Kids (McBride Park Field House)

Wed July 13 6:30 - 8:30 pm Kantha Sewing (McBride Park Field House)

Thurs  July 14 6 - 7 pm Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

 Fri July 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm Indian Style Summer Cool Drinks (Kits Community Centre)

Sat July 16 1:30-3:30pm Kits Community Garden (Kits Community Centre)

Mon July 18 6:30 - 8:30 pm Zero Waste In The Kitchen And DIY Beeswax Wraps (Aberthau Mansion – WPGCC)

Wed July 20 6:30-7:30pm Permaculture Vancouver Meetup: Seed Saving Basics (McBride Park Field House)

Fri July 22 6:30 - 8:30 pm  DIY Yoghurt And Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) (Kits Community Centre)

Sat July 23 1:30-3:30pm Kits Community Garden (Kits Community Centre)

Sun July 24 10 - 10:45am  Eco-Art: Making Invasive Species Charcoal Pencils (McBride Park Field House) (register via

Sun July 24 11 - 11:45am Eco-Art: Making Invasive Species Drawing  Ink (McBride Park Field House) (register via

Mon July 25 6 - 7 pm DIY Planter Box Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Tues July 26 5:45 -7 pm Eco-Art: Paper Making with Invasive Species (McBride Park Field House)

Wed July 27 6:30 - 8:30 pm Indian Style Cool Summer Drinks (Aberthau Mansion – WPGCC)

Thurs July 28 6- 9 pm Introduction To Vertical Gardening And Drip Irrigation (Hands-on Version) (McBride Park Fieldhouse)

 Fri July 29 6 - 7 pm Native Bee House Giveaway (Aberthau Mansion – WPGCC)

Sat July 30 1:30-3:30pm Kits Community Garden (Kits Community Centre)


June 2022

Thu June 16 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (False Creek Community Centre) 

Sun June 19 1-2:30pm Community Meal, Gardening Topic and WE Garden Club (West End Community Centre)

July 2022

Wed July 13 6-7:30pm Community Meal, Gardening Topic and WE Garden Club (West End Community Centre)


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

Garden with Us

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us:



75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

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Latest Activity

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at 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.

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