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Grandview Woodland (Commercial Drive) Village


Grandview Woodland  (Commercial Drive) Village

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Commercial Dr. VV holds a monthly potluck & workshop the third Thursday of every month starting Jan. 2013.  See below for details.


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Location: Broadway to the Burrard Inlet/Clark to Nanaimo, East Van, BC, Coast Salish Territory
Members: 89
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2018

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Monthly Potluck & Workshop Schedule 2016

  • Wed. Jan. 27th, 6:30-8:30pm - Kombucha
  • Wed. Feb 17, 6:30-8:30pm: Kimchi
  • Wed. March 16, 6:30-8:30pm - Seed Starting & Seed Swap
  • Wed. April 20, 6:30-8:30pm: Hot House/Cold Frames DIY
  • Wed. May 18, 6:30-8:30pm: Bike Maintenance
  • Wed. June 15, 6:30-8:30pm: Clothing and Book Swap
  • Wed. July 20, 6:30-8:30pm: Permaculture 101
  • Wed. August: summer break (no potluck/workshop)
  • Wed. Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30pm: 
  • Wed. Oct., 6:30-8:30pm:
  • Wed. Nov., 6:30-8:30pm:
  • Wed. Dec., 6:30-8:30pm:

 Nut Milk Workshop



Komboucha/Keifer Workshop


Veggie Fermentation Workshop

Discussion Forum

Manure sale at Garibaldi Annex March 10!

Started by Jana Ronne Feb 17, 2018. 0 Replies

Hormone and antibiotic-free, locally produced by Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows, 1.5-years-composted steer manure. Great for all vegetables and flowers!Saturday, March 10, 2018 1025 Slocan street 9:00…Continue

Hormone- and antibiotic-free manure sale

Started by Jana Ronne Mar 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Time to help your veggies and flowers grow!Come to Garibaldi Annex at 1025 Slocan to get some hormone-free and antibiotic-free 1.5 years composted steer manure.Sale will be held this Saturday, March…Continue

Winter Tool Prep/Potlucks?

Started by Alyssa K. Last reply by Alyssa K Oct 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi all,What do people think of having a monthly pot luck for Grandview-Woodland (modeled after Main Street's)? I think a great theme for one soon would be winter tool prep! (Bring your tools: we'd…Continue

Chicken-friendly housing (again)

Started by Alyssa K Aug 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi folks, I am still interested in finding a lovely new place to live...Something bright, that would welcome me, my 4 hens and a cat...preferably with some garden space, though I'd sacrifice that…Continue

Tags: Commercial, Drive, Van, East, chickens

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Comment by Alyssa K on May 1, 2014 at 11:19am

Hi everyone, my lovely red bike with the huge black basket got stolen on Monday, April 28 from my yard near Commercial Drive.
Please keep your eyes peeled! It's a pretty distinctive looking bike, and my primary mode of transportation.


Comment by TL on June 21, 2013 at 8:48am

The potluck and chicken lesson were both lovely! Thank you Alyssa, Jason, and everyone who made the amazing food!

Rosie and Cookie were fabulous as well -- very chill about the mess of people in their coop! Glad to have a chance to interact with them.

Comment by Jordan B on June 22, 2012 at 2:41pm

Free fermentation workshop being offered on Commercial Drive by Alyssa Kohlman on July 8th, thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant! Space is limited: register at to reserve your spot!

Comment by Jill Whitebear on March 28, 2012 at 2:59pm
The seed and plant exchange will have a pre-meeting and seed sorting on Wednesday April 4 from 6-8pm. Please contact me for details if you would like to attend this part, or if you can help with the event on April 14. Thank you.
Comment by Jill Whitebear on February 27, 2012 at 8:30pm

HS GW Plant and Seed Exchange in April

Hey Grandview-Woodland! We are merging this event with your neighbourhood, and are currently inviting any GV members who are interested in planning to join in a meeting early next week to make it happen. Some details of the event may be altered depending on what people are most interested in. Please contact me or reply here if interested! Thanks!

Come join Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood for a seedy Saturday! We will create the beginning of a seed library, a seed bank, and we will make seedballs! Bring seeds to invest, share, trade or sell, and plants to exchange, or sell. Kids encouraged to attend! All are welcome.

Comment by Heather Talbot on November 21, 2011 at 10:35am

We had a great Macy Monday event at the beginning of November and there are still plenty of places left for the next one on 5th December... Please come along to this free taster workshop inspired by the work of Joanna Macy! http://

Comment by Jordan B on April 20, 2011 at 10:06pm

The new Vancouver Tool Library is opening close to our hood in just a couple of weeks, and I hope that many of us will support it and have great use for it in the time to come. I am on their mailing list and would like to share what I received today:


Hey, Tool Library Supporters! 

Welcome to the VTL mailing list, and first of all, thanks so much for your support so far. It's been a really rewarding process to see this list grow over the past few weeks and begin talking with the people who will eventually be the users of our tool library. As promised, we won't bug you with too many emails, but we will keep you posted on our progress towards opening the doors to our tool lending library and getting you involved. 

Today, we are so excited to share the news that news that we've found somewhere to set up shop! Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be moving into our new space at 3448 Commercial Street. We'll be posting photos of the shop to our blog and facebook page soon, so stay tuned. To celebrate this big step towards our launch date, we're holding an open house and fundraising event on Saturday, April 30th. We invite you all to come down to the VTL for...
  • $2 pancakes 'til noon, live music all day 
  • Membership signups: purchase your lifetime membership share ($20 cash) and pay your annual maintenance fee ($30 cash)
  • Tool donation station: put your spare or underutilized tools to use in your community by donating them to the tool library
  • Family-friendly activities: build a Mason Bee House to take home, bring a photo of yourself working on a tool-related project to contribute to our community collage project

Bring your friends, bring your neighbours, help us spread the word! A poster is attached if you want to pass on the information or post it up at one of your local haunts. 
See you there!

- Your friends at The VTL
Comment by Jordan B on April 8, 2011 at 5:31pm

Next meeting is set for April 14th at 6pm at Cabot's - the Event page has been changed accordingly. Please RSVP at




Comment by Kristi Tatebe on April 8, 2011 at 8:35am

Way to go Andrew!  So glad that there will be a neighbourhood repair project in the hood!  Keep us posted and best of luck.




Comment by Andrew Curran on April 8, 2011 at 12:06am

Hi again,


Here is the image that accompanied the proposal - illustrating our proposal for some intersection repair (street mural, banners, public art etc.)



This is for illustrative purposes only. The idea is that the actual design will be prepared by residents of the surrounding blocks through a series of a few street gatherings/potlucks over the course of the spring and implemented this summer.




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