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

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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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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities 

 Friday July 30

Fri July 30 5:30-6:30 pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

 Saturday July 31

Sat July 31 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 31 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 31 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV planter box shade garden in Kits)

Sat July 31 2:15-2:45pm  Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

VV and Westside, Marpole Oakridge, and Fairview False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Networks present our

     5th Annual Westside Food Festival!            June 15 - August 5

dozens of free and low cost in person and online activities - workshops, gardening, art, plant/seed/bee house/DIY planter kit giveaways and more!

@McBride Park, West Point Grey Community Centre, VV community gardens, and elsewhere

*Ongoing Activities*

Garden work parties details below (various locations in Kits and W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

        Plant, Seed, Bee House, DIY Planter Kit Giveaways        details below (McBride Park Fieldhouse/other locations)

    S.P.A.C.E. 2021 - Spirits, People, Animals, Creatures, Echoes                 LocoMotoArt outdoor art exhibition (McBride Park) and online gallery  (*LocoMotoArt is VV's art partner at our McBride Park Fieldhouse residency*)

Bold Actions for a Food Crisis - Filling unmet community food needs during COVID-19 Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks

Week 1 June 15-21

Tues June 15 6:30-8:30pm Drip Irrigation for a Waterwise Garden (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed June 16 6:30-7:30pm Permaculture Vancouver - June Meetup: Plant Giveaway and Gardening Ops info session (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Thu June 17 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) registration: recycling@villagevancouver.ca

Fri June 18 5:30-6:30pm  Plant Giveaway (McBride Park Field house) no registration required

Sat June 19 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat June 19 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat June 19 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV native plants garden in Kits)

Sun June 20 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Mon June 21 6:30-8:30pm Make Your Own Twined Small Basket (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Week 2 June 22-28

Tue June 22 5:30-6:30pm Plant Giveaway (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

Wed June 23 5:30-6:30pm DIY Planter Box Kit Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Thu June 24 5:30-6:30pm Plant Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

 Fri June 25 5:30-6:30pm Plant Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Sat June 26 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat June 26 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat June 26 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

Sun June 27 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

  Mon June 28 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Week 3 June 29-July 5

Tues June 29 5:30-6:30pm Native Bee House Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Wed June 30 4:30-5:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

Fri July 2 4:30-5:30pm DIY Planter Box Kit Giveaway (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

Sat July 3 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 3 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 3 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

 Sun July 4 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Mon July 5 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (McBride Park Field House)

Week 4 July 6-12

Tue July 6 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (McBride Park Field House)    

                           Wed July 7 6:30-8:30pm Hapa-Zome                 Japanese art of leaf and flower pounding on cloth using homegrown dye plants (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Thu July 8 6:30-8pm HeArt for the Soul: Lavender - The Path to Healing (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Fri July 9 2-5:00pm Building Planter Boxes/ New Garden Launch (parking area behind MLA David Eby's office)

Fri July 9 6:30-8:30pm Making Beewax Salves w/Lori Snyder (McBride Park Fieldhouse)

Sat July 10 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 10 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 10 1:30-2:00pm Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

Sun July 11 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Mon July 12 1-2pm Play in the Dirt Children's Workshop (McBride Park Field House)

Mon July 12 2-3pm Seed Hunting Children's Workshop (McBride Park Field House)

Week 5 July 13-19

              Tue July 13 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Organic Gardening                      (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed July 14 6:30-8:30pm Seed Saving 101 (zoom)

Thu July 15 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)  CANCELLED

Thu July 15 6:30-8:30pm Growing Superfoods (zoom)

Fri July 16 10am-noon Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 17 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 17 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 17 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV planter box shade garden in Kits)

Sat July 17 2:15-2:45pm  Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

Sun July 18 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Mon July 19 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway) RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY JULY 30

Week 6 July 20-26

Tue July 20 6:30-8:30pm Native Edibles Talk and Walk (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed July 21 7-9:30pm Permaculture Vancouver July Meetup - Drip Irrigation and Vertical Gardening (McBride Park Field House) RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY JULY 29TH

Thu July 22 6:30-8:30pm Fall and Winter Gardening (zoom)

Fri July 23 4:30-5:30pm DIY Planter Box Kit Giveaway (McBride Park Field House)

Sat July 24 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 24 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 24 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV planter box  shade garden in Kits)

Sat July 24 2:15-2:45pm  Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

Sun July 25 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Tue Aug 4 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway) RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY AUGUST 4

Week 7 July 27- August 2

Tue July 27 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

Tue July 27 6:30-8:30pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed July 28 6:30-8:30pm Gardening with Lori Snyder (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Thu July 29 7-9:30pm Permaculture Vancouver July Meetup - Drip Irrigation and Vertical Gardening (McBride Park Field House)

           Fri July 30 5:30-6:30 pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)        

Sat July 31 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat July 31 12:45-1:15pm Gardening (VV vertical garden in Kits)

Sat July 31 1:30-2pm Gardening (VV planter box shade garden in Kits)

Sat July 31 2:15-2:45pm  Gardening (VV native garden in Kits)

Sun Aug 1 3-5:30pm Gardening (VV garden in Kits Point)

registration for all gardening in Kits/Kits Point: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

Week 8  Aug 3-5

Tue Aug 4 5:30-6:30pm Free Seeds for Gardening (Plaza at Bayswater and Broadway)

Thu Aug 5 6:30-8 pm  HeArt for the Soul: Daisy - The Path to Healing (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Events Outside of the Westside Food Festival

Thu July 22 6-7:30pm Outdoor Community Meal and Workshop (West End Community Centre)

Thu Aug 5 4:30-5:15pm DIY Planter Box Giveaway (West End Community Centre)

Thu Aug 5 5:15-6pm Free Seeds for Gardening (West End Community Centre)

Sat Aug 7 11:30am-1:30pm Native Edibles Walk and Talk with Lori Snyder (Trout Lake Community Centre)

Sat Aug 14 1-3pm Gardening with Lori Snyder (Trout Lake Community Centre)

Tue Aug 17 6-7:55pm Gardening with Lori Snyder (West End Community Centre)

Thu Aug 19 6-7pm Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Thu Aug 26 6-7:30pm Outdoor Community Meal and Workshop (West End Community Centre)

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In person Permaculture Vancouver meetups resume on Wednesday, June 16

Kits Village Recycling Depot resumes on Thursday, June 17

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: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

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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 (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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