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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
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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 Andrew Curran on April 7, 2011 at 11:55pm

Hey all,


Click on the link to view a copy of the neighbourhood grant proposal produced collaboratively by Stewart, Red Sara, Andrew and Jane after our inspiring Eco-Dreaming Session with Mark Lakeman!



I was listed as the primary contact so I'll keep you posted as to the funding decision.




Comment by Jordan B on April 7, 2011 at 9:58pm

Based on the 5 responses on the Doodle so far, the two dates with the fewest objections seem to be 2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Thursdays. It seems that the 2nd Thursday might not work for Alyssa this month, but could otherwise work in the future. Stewart, you also didn't mark Thursdays as your preference, but it sounds as though your schedule is variable and therefore you may occasionally be able to make it even on Thursdays? Cabot has stated a preference for 2nd Thursdays above all the other days, and he is likely to host most of these meetings. Therefore, shall we agree to move the meeting/potluck time to 2nd Thursdays of the month, from 6pm-8:30pm? And does anyone have any objections to adopting this new date and time starting this month, meaning that the next meeting would take place on Thursday, April 14th?

Comment by Alyssa K on April 4, 2011 at 7:52am

There's something in Denver called the "HAHO" Market (Handmade Homemade) that might have ideas for "farmgate". (but this link is not working right now for me).


Comment by Cabot Lyford on April 3, 2011 at 10:55pm

Thanks, Jordan, for organizing this.  You seem to be a strong, cohesive force in this virtual neighbourhood.

I have stated my preference for 2nd Thursdays on your doodle.  Like Jodi, I could probably make other nights, but that works well for me.  Most of the time I am willing to host, though there may be the occasional conflict for me.  If we were to start early, say 6 pm, we could do pot luck for an hour, then focused talking until 8:30 and everyone could get home at a very reasonable time.

Comment by Jordan B on April 3, 2011 at 7:57pm

Hi Jodi,


I think that the "farmgate sale" idea sounds amazing, and could be just the kernel of action and coming-togetherness that our village needs! It could be a place where people come together from all over the neighbourhood to exchange and share their bounty. As you say, this could include such things as extra garden produce, homemade products and art, but could also be an occasion for a "stuff swap", with people giving away or exchanging stuff they have but no longer need. Not to mention having some fun at the same time! This is definitely something that we should scheme at our next meeting.


Thursday evenings would work for me as well. In an attempt at a more organised gauging of group opinion on the matter of when we should schedule our potluck-meetings, I have started a Doodle poll that everyone can vote in using the following URL:

For simplicity's sake I have included only the "2nd" days of the month.



Comment by Jodi Peters on April 2, 2011 at 11:25pm

Hey everyone,

I was also at the Eco-Dreaming event last weekend - and was also wondering about getting in a Neighborhood Small did that go Stewart? Also - Sara dent, who facilitated the Eco-Dreaming event emailed out a link to the City of Vancouver's Greenest City Neighborhood Grant program, for which the due date is April 20th


As for a meeting night - Thursday nights, once per month, would be best for me. I like the weeknights idea, and could possibly do a different night as well.


Finally - my partner Jeff and I are considering having a backyard "farmgate" sale ever few weeks since our gardens produce more than we can eat, and we're not doing a CSA this year...I'm hoping this can develop into a bit of a neighborhood bazaar, as we have a nice big asphalt parking space that we could fill up with people and local homemade products and fun times!!! I'd love to bring this up at our next village meeting.

Comment by Jordan B on March 30, 2011 at 1:43pm

Hi Stewart,

Thanks for taking the iniative on this! Unfortunately I live just outside the boundaries indicated on the form that applicants must come from, but otherwise I would be happy to participate in any way I can.

Comment by Kristi Tatebe on March 29, 2011 at 2:38pm

Hi Stewart,


I was at the Friday talk but couldn't make the Saturday workshop - sounds like it would have been great though!  I was thinking the same thing re: NSGP and a project in GW.  Unfortunately I'm about to have a baby and working full time, getting chickens, running a CSA etc. so don't have a lot of time to donate to the set-up and application at the moment, but my husband and I would love to be involved in the event.  We're both planners (he with the City, me at UBC doing research), and sustainability-community types.  He's also a professional photographer on the side and would love to volunteer photodocumentation of the process.


Can you keep us posted as to what happens?  We live near Garden Park so are keen on something in that neighbourhood, but consider all of the "Frog Hollow" area the "hood" so happy to support an initiative anywhere there.


Best of luck and keep us posted!




Comment by Stewart McIntosh on March 29, 2011 at 2:14pm
Hi Folks, 
A few people who attended the Eco-Dreaming Vancouver Workshop have endeavoured to submit an application for a Block Repair Party, and we need to find some additional people who might be interested in participating, either in organizing, or participating in the workshop itself.
I've attached the application form and brochure NSGP_brochure_2011.pdf. for everyone's viewing pleasure.  I can fill it out, and also make sure it gets submitted by Thursday, though I still need a co-signer.  So, that gives us only a day to work out an idea.
I can make myself available this evening if you want to do a little chin wag at a local venue, or someone's place.  
We can just share ideas here.
Once we get some dialogue going, I will put together the application and circulate it for consensus.
Please let me know asap so we can soon call it a wrap and get this ride rollin'!
Comment by Jordan B on March 28, 2011 at 9:03pm

Hi Cabot,


I would be fine with a switch to a weeknight as well. Should we perhaps start a Doodle poll to find out what day of the week works best for most people (1st Tuesday, 2nd Wednesday, etc)?

I'll also be commenting right away on the mapping discussion!


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