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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.)

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Earth Week Activities

April 16th- April 22nd

March 2-April 27: Aberthau Community Garden

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

April 6- June 29, Saturday: Kitsilano Community Garden 

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

April 16, Tuesday: Building an Herb Spiral Cancelled

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

April 17, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver Meetup- Seed Exchange

   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Fraserview Branch VPL  

April 18, Thursday: Recycling Depot 

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

April 18, Thursday: Cordage and Coiled Basket 

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

April 20, Saturday: Balcony, container and small space 

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

April 20, Saturday: VV Booth-Earth Day Festival 

   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Center 

April 21, Sunday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at UNA-Old Barn Community Centre 

April 21, Sunday: Playing in the Dirt 

   11:00 AM - 11:50 AM at Trout Lake Community Center 

April 21, Sunday: Kids Planting Herbs 

   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Trout Lake Community Center 

April 21, Sunday: WE Garden Club- Earth Day 

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

April 21, Sunday: Gardening in a Changing Climate 

   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM at Trout Lake Community Center 

April 21, Sunday: Growing Japanese Spring Vegetables  Cancelled

   2:45 PM - 4:45 PM at West End Community Center 

April 22, Monday: VV Booth-VSB Earth Day Sustainability Fair 

   12:10 PM - 1:10 PM at Prince of Wales Secondary School (2250 Eddington Dr) 

April 22, Monday: VV Table-Earth Day Concert 

   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 W. 7th Avenue & Aberthau Garden

April 22, Monday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening 

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

April 24, Wednesday: Introduction to Organic Gardening 

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

April 24, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver April Meetup 

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

April 29, Monday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk 

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

April 30, Tuesday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk 

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

May 4- August 31: Aberthau Community Garden 

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

May 4, Saturday: Growing Tasty tomatoes 

   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Center 

May 6, Monday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk 

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

May 7, Tuesday: Native Edibles Talk and Walk 

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

May 8, Wednesday: Introduction to Organic Gardening 

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

May 10, Friday: Indoor vertical gardening 

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

May 11, Saturday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Kensington Community Center 

May 11, Saturday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening 

   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Kensington Community Center 

May 13, Monday: Healthy Soil for a Great Garden 

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

May 15, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver May Meetup 

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

May 15, Wednesday: Introduction to Seed Saving 

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

May 16, Thursday: Recycling Depot 

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

 8th Annual Westside Food Festival

May 21st-July 8th

May 21, Tuesday: Indoor vertical gardening 

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

May 22, Wednesday: DIY Sugar Scrubs and Bath Salts 

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

May 23, Thursday: DIY Crochet Dishcloths 

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

May 28, Tuesday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature 

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

May 29, Wednesday: Crafted Tea Making 

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

June 4, Tuesday: Mason Jar Salads and Meal Planning

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

June 5, Wednesday: Making Jute and Wool Baskets

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

June 6, Thursday: Mandala of Dreams and Nature

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

June 7, Friday: Container and Windowsill Gardening

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

June 8, Saturday: Gardening in a Changing Climate

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

June 11, Tuesday: Crafted Tea Making

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

June 12, Wednesday: Growing Superfoods

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

June 13, Thursday: Mini-Macrame Wall Hangings

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

June 13, Thursday: Recycling Depot

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

June 14, Friday: Zero Waste in the Kitchen and DIY

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

June 18, Tuesday: Indoor vertical gardening

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

June 19, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver June Meetup

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

May 26, Sunday: WE Garden Club - Vegetable Container Gardening 

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

June 3, Monday: Grow Your Own Microgreens

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

June 10, Monday: Growing Tasty Tomatoes

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

June 16, Sunday: Planting With the Moon Phases

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

June 23, Sunday: WE Garden Club

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

 

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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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