Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
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
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?
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
1 In Transition film screening (potluck continues)
2 Overview of Village Vancouver & the worldwide Transition Town movement
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