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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: 90
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2018

Next monthly potluck and workshop


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 Allison Parker on August 7, 2010 at 1:05pm
Hi all,

I am really interested in doing some canning for the end of summer/fall period. I don't have any equipment or a lot of experience, but I have a space to host an afternoon.
Comment by Scott on July 20, 2010 at 11:28am
Hi Marnie:

My partner and I have already started jamming strawberries (including a strawberry-lavender jam that is amazing!), and we're planning on keeping busy with canning throughout the summer. We canned nectarines last summer, which is MUCH easier than peaches. No special skills, but we have one of the big canning pots from Crappy Tire, as well as a car if people need to make a run to get supplies.

Let's keep in touch!

Comment by Marnie on July 19, 2010 at 7:48pm
looking for interest in food preservation.

any takers?
Comment by Clélie Murray-Chevrier on June 1, 2010 at 12:32pm

I am willing to push the potluck back by a week.

Comment by sidria hawkins on June 1, 2010 at 12:13pm
i am not sure about the potluck tomorrow. 1) because the weather hasn't really been cooperating and mostly 2) because i got called into work and i am not really in a financial position to say no. but there is no reason the potluck shouldn't go ahead with out me. so go for it!! or if you want to wait a week, the 9th is free for me, and who knows, maybe it will be sunny.
Comment by Hannah Carpendale on May 28, 2010 at 8:55am
Is the potluck going ahead this coming Wednesday? I'm not sure I'll be able to be there earlier, since I have a friend's going away celebration at 7pm... could maybe come after, or else before if it was starting earlier...

Clélie--yes, a friend and I were talking about starting this asset mapping as part of a real geographical map of the neighbourhood. I think this is how it's often done in the exercise as well... only it would have to be in some form that we could all access, such as online (which I wouldn't know how to do...)
Comment by Clélie Murray-Chevrier on May 26, 2010 at 4:27pm
Hello Hannah,

Wow, I am pretty impressed by the list of skills and resources available in our community. It would be helpful to have this information organised in such a way as it could be searched and someone could easily contact someone else to set-up a learning exchange etc...
How inspiring to see that just a sligth scratch at the surface leads to such a pletora of skills and knowledge.
Comment by Hannah Carpendale on May 25, 2010 at 12:31am
Also, I recently was at an event on local resilience that involved Village Vancouver, and we did some asset mapping (brainstorming about skills/resources that we have an are able to share). This is what we came up with from the eight or so people in our group. Hopefully this will end up being inspiring and perhaps useful in some way, although I don't have the contact for many of the people there. I am at 2nd and Commercial, and I know the person at Graveley and Kamloops. Maybe others will join and allow us to connect to these wonderful resources!
Hastings/Sunrise (Hastings/Nanaimo):
- bicycle repair skills, still, beehives, massive library, instruments, recording equipment, yoga, vegan cooking
- 2 homeopathic practitioners (part of tincture web), permaculture skills (rainwater, compost), motorcycle repair, geologist
- bicycle repair/building skills, urban CSA, small-scale fish operation, (aquaponics, aquaculture skills)
E 4th & Commercial:
- landscape design/urban planning/gardening/permaculture skills, store of tools, massive library, social networking, car
E 2nd & Commercial:
- herbalism, local foraging, beekeeping knowledge, permaculture savvy, education social network, studio space, (workshops, music creation)
- Fresh Roots CSA, beehives, bicycle repair, 2 chickens (5x8 coop, 1 egg a day), car, tools (starting tool coop/library)
Comment by Hannah Carpendale on May 25, 2010 at 12:26am
Hi everyone!
Just got accepted into this group, very excited to get involved in things as much as time allows... the potluck sounds like a great idea, I'm fairly sure that I can make it. I can let a lot of others know as well, and it would be great if someone who has access to the entire list-serv could send it out to those who have signed up at events but are not online here on the website (maybe as part of a larger email listing other events).
Hope to see you soon!
Comment by Clélie Murray-Chevrier on May 21, 2010 at 10:32am
That sounds great!
Looking forward to it.
If you aer able to post the poster doc to the site- then maybe other folks can help with postering.

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