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Kits Transition Village Potluck, Visioning Session & Steering Committee formation

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Kits Transition Village Potluck, Visioning Session & Steering Committee formation

Time: May 28, 2011 from 11am to 5pm
Location: Kitsilano, near the beach. RSVP for address
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kitsilano, visioning, discussion, transition, community self reliance, steering committee formation, potluck, fun!
Organized By: Kits Village
Latest Activity: May 28, 2011

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Event Description

Join us for an exciting Kits Village potluck & visioning session on Saturday, May 28!

grow more food? use less energy?  Permaculture design? save seeds? bees? share tools? create more community? potlucks? have fun living more sustainability? dinner co-ops? chickens? street reclaiming? community currency? book exchange? build benches & community bulletin boards? block parties? movie nights? fruit orchards? soup 'n shares?  dropin spaghetti nights? swap fruits & veggies?  community composting? more neighbourhood self-reliance?


Agenda -- abbrev. version; full description in Kits Village (visible to Kits Village members) & Kits Village Gardening Collaborative (visible to all):  

11-noon Free compost @ collaborative garden (while it lasts). We got a large truckload from the city last week & have some left. Have shovels, bring container.

11:30-noon Billy Bishop collaborative garden open house

noon-12:30 Permaculture food forest open house

12:15 Potluck

1       In Transition film screening (potluck continues)

2       Overview of Village Vancouver & the worldwide Transition Town movement

2:20   Break

2:30   Visioning Kits Village

Discussion of history & activities, inc. presentations from neighbourhood small grant recipients (Kits Villagers received grants for beekeeping, canning, seed swapping/saving, fruit tree planting, Permaculture demo garden, public bench/book share nook/bulletin board making, tool sharing, neighbourhood movie nights, car free day block party, etc.). 

Other current projects  -- Be the Change Action Circle, block x block backyard composting, Kits Car Free Day Block Parties, Green Living Wall installation, Westside Collaborative Garden @ Kits House, NOW BC Food  Co-op depots in Kits -- & regular activities inc. potlucks/garden parties, movie nights, soup 'n shares, & dropin spaghetti nights  

Kits Village as a Neighbourhood Food Network: How can Kits Villagers with different projects work together to help form a resilient grassroots local food web? 

Kits Village as a Localized Economy: How can Kits Villagers with different projects work together to help build a resilient local economy? 

Discussion of new projects/ideas: Collaborate w/farmers in VV's Fraser Valley Farmers to bring food to Kits Village ( things we're not currently growing), host a VV meetup, form a dinner co-op...and?

Lots of possibilities! What're you interested in? What would you like to see happen?

3:45-4:15   Next Steps: Where do we go from here? Discussion & formation of Kits Village Steering Committee

4:15 Adjourment & Brief KV Steering Committee meeting

Bring your ideas & interests & let's see what emerges. Address will be sent to RSVPers. Kids welcome.

See you Saturday.


Kits Village convenor



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Comment by Ross Moster on May 28, 2011 at 12:40pm
It's at my place. Come by later if you'd like.
Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on May 28, 2011 at 12:39pm
Is the address anywhere close to VGH?
Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on May 28, 2011 at 12:37pm
Nadia has a Madhatter's birthday til 2:30ish today. Just stepped away from it to post. Sorry. K & N

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