Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: September 23, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kits, near 5th and Trafalgar
Phone: RSVP here or to email@example.com (address will be sent out after you RSVP)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, dinner, drop-in spaghetti night, meet your neighbours
Organized By: Russell, Laura Lee Coles, Ross Moster, Kits Village, and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2014
Share a free meal with neighbours, prepared by a neighbour. Last year, almost 200 people participated at several spaghetti nights and the community-wide celebration.
Our next DISN is on September 23. Hosted by Local Chef Russell, this meal is aimed at neighbours living within 2-3 blocks of 5th and Trafalgar, but is open to all. Russell will cook a delicious vegetarian meal from local ingredients. Yum!
There's room for 14 people. Please RSVP. This spaghetti night is now full. Stay tuned for upcoming dinners.
Over the next couple months different Kits Villagers and other VVers around the Westside will host several spaghetti nights, culminating in a community-wide celebration. Hosts will provide the meal and track where the ingredients come from, and we'll collate how local our eating habits are and how spaghetti nights help connect neighbours and report on our findings at the community gathering.
Much of the food will be grown and sourced locally, including from the Kits Village Collaborative Garden and the Thursday Westside Community Food Market. Hosts who want to "grow their own DISN dinner" can obtain free seeds from the KV Seed library, and then can recycle any plastic containers at the monthly Kits Village Plastic Recycling Depots, and compost the food scraps at the KV garden or take them to one of our weekly food scrap drops spots.
By the way, they’re called Drop-in “Spaghetti” nights, because many of the ones we've held in the past have involved serving spaghetti, but they can really involve any foods - for instance, Drop-in Rutabaga Night.
If you live on the Westside and would like to participate in or host a DISN, please send your name and cross-streets to Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver, administered by Kits Neighbourhood House.