Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Neighbours sharing interest in community, sustainability and resiliency. Collaborative gardening, permaculture, workshops, Westside Food Festival, fruit orchard, block parties, community arts, seed libraries, collaborations w/other community groups, Organic Gardening Open House, recycling depot, Neighbourhood Small Grants, slow food/slow everything day, Folk Fest, Celebration of Light, Thanksgiving, Westside Neighbourhood Food Network, participation in Westside Food Collaborative, Westside Community Food Market, Khatsahlano, other community events, Salon d'Elan Vital, less consuming, more fun! COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
Please contact Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Collaboration We collaborate w/many local community groups, inc. Kits VPL, Kits Community Centre, Kits Neighbourhood House, SPEC, Billy Bishop Legion Hall, KCC Collaborative Garden, Society Le Village, LocoMotoArt, Westside Food Collaborative, and Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society, as well as MLA David Eby's Office, Vancouver Park Board, and the City of Vancouver.
Potlucks We do potlucks on Thanksgiving and Slow Food/Slow Everything Day (Terra Madre Day.) 2017 SF/SE: Saturday, Dec. 2nd. We also sometimes potluck after garden work parties and at other times.
Permaculture We maintain a small food forest on a private lot (and are looking for new projects).
Workshops We hold workshops at our gardens, Kits Library, and elsewhere.
Salon d'Elan Vital Occasional discussions/potlucks.
Collaborative Garden Weekly gardening, typically from Mar-Nov. Now in our 7th year, we also maintain several fruit trees. We sometimes have openings for new members.
Green Streets Garden We maintain a GS Garden. We're looking for a couple more gardeners.
McBride Park Community Garden New VV Community Garden starting in McBride Park. Contact us if you'd like to get involved.
Westside Food Festival The 1st festival took place July 18-31, 2017, featuring 40 activities (all free) @a dozen locations, inc. several workshops/ events in Kits. The next festival takes place in July 2018.
Plastics Recycling Depot Monthly depots on the Thursday before the 3rd Friday of the month at Kits CC. Free from Apr-Nov; by donation Dec-Mar. Now in our 6th year, new volunteers welcome.
Organic Gardening Open House We help organize this every April at Kits Library.
Neighbourhood Small Grants Need info on how to apply? We can help!
Drop in "Spaghetti" Nights Neighbours cooking meals for other neighbours. We've done around 40 of these over the years. No nights are currently scheduled, but get in touch if you'd like to hold/see one in your neighbourhood.
Monthly Dinner Groups We've had a couple groups in the past. If there's interest, let's start a new one.
Seed Library/Seed Savers Club We maintain 4 seed libraries - one at Kits Library, one at MLA David Eby's office, one for KV Collaborative Garden, and a roving one for street fairs, etc. Free seeds, seed swapping, donations, and occasional seed packet parties and Seed Saver Clubs
Westside Food Collaborative We're a longtime member of WFC.
Westside Community Food Market We have a booth (in June, July, part of Aug and Sept) at the weekly market, which is organized by SPEC and Kits House.
Seasonal Gatherings The Celebration of Light fireworks and Folk Fest in the summer, plus our Thanksgiving Potluck and Slow Food, Slow Everything Day.
Location: Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory. Please contact Ross (email@example.com)
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2022
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Hello, I have been known to invite "mathoms" (Hobbits' recycled gifts) at my own birthday party.re: Free Stores and Gift Exchanges. Our potlucks and many of our other activities are good opportunities to engage in free stores/gift exchanges, seed…Continue
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Thursday, June 18 from 6-7 pmFREEKits, near beach. RSVP for address on event post or to firstname.lastname@example.org.Drop your clean…Continue
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Hi Kits Villagers,I always buy a bunch of folk fest tickets thru my Rogue Folk Music Club membership for friends and fellow music lovers. I have two weekend passes left at my cost -- $130/ticket, on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. (Currently, they're…Continue
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This Sunday. Click here for details.Part of the Earthwalks Vancouver series co-sponsored by False Creek Watershed…Continue
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From Malin Hansen:On Thursday July 18 from 3 to 6pm Kits Village Vancouver will collect plastics for FREE at the Westside Community Food (Pocket) Market at 8th and Vine. Please come by to pick up some fresh veggies, swap some seeds at our seed…Continue
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Beryl Lamb, Kits Point co-ordinator again this year for Keep Vancouver Spectacular, is looking for volunteers for the cleaning up our neighbourhood streets and alleys.“We receive lots of positive feedback from volunteers plus it feels good,” says…Continue
just checking back after a lapse to see what's happening and let Kits folk know about some of my initiatives/invitations.
1. Trafalgar & 6th traffic circle roundabout garden--pick anything. some things available for digging - Lemon balm for instance!! Bay leaves are my most popular gift!
2. Butterflyway pollinator gardens. I'm now an official David Suzuki foundation butterflyway gardener and looking for people in Kits who are willing to set aside a patch for butterfly friend patches.
3. Fairy gardens anyone? Kids love to see the little fairy "doors" etc. that are springing up already. I'd like to see even more. A friend might be getting a NSG to buy supplies and spread the word.
4. native plants. I'm learning about native plants and would love to connect with anyone who has seeds or divisions to share for pollinator gardens.
I've just joined the sharing economy website afeatherway.com - and I've posted a whole bunch of stuff I'm trying to move to a new home including a black compost bin, wire cage for dried leaves, garden pots, an outdoor bench (not beautiful but foldable), 4 folding wooden chairs, an electric kettle and various collage/fabric supplies for crafts. And while I have your attention - my herb garden in the roundabout at 6th and Trafalgar is needing you to come and pick-esp the fennel and bay leaf plants are too high (strictly speaking plants should be no more than 24") - email@example.com
Come and learn to wrap gifts with fabric - furoshiki - at Kits House next Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm with Keiko Honda. See you there.
I am about to start up a medicinal herb garden on the traffic circle on Maple st and 13th ave which has been funded by the community neighbourhood grants. We will not be needing some of the current resident plants and wanted to offer them to anyone who may like them. They are Iris, Heuchera, Heather, Sedum, Caentauea Montana, Hardy Geranium, Helleborus, Crocosmia, Eryngium. Please let me know if you would like any of these asap. We will be working in the garden tomorrow morning from 8:30 t0 10:30, sunday afternoon and monday or tuesday evening.
Please join me next Wednesday for crane folding in support of making ecocide illegal. I will provide spaghetti (or possibly some other meal). Sign up on the events page so I can keep you posted on the menu and send you my address. So far all the people coming can walk! Nice feeling of locality. But don't let it dissuade you from coming if you have to pedal or drive. Last crane folding we had so much fun that people stayed until the hour was well into the double digits. And kept folding cranes! Hope to see you there.
We'll have the Kits Village Seed Library at the potluck tonight. Please feel free to take some seeds, including a bunch of new seeds. And to bring some to replenish the library now (and later in the season as your plants grow.)
Join us for a FREE community kitchen pilot session being held this Friday at St. Mark's Anglican Church from 6-8 pm at Larch and 2nd. Registration is open to all but you must register in advance as space is limited.
We will prepare and enjoy a vegetarian meal together. No need to bring anything with you, just your hungry selves!
You can contact me at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 604-736-3588 ext. 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do register ASAP so we can ensure we have enough participants to run the session.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is on the search for youth aged 15-18 who are already or ready to be the next generation of movers and shakers in their communities! Although hosted on the west side youth from anywhere can register.
Youth Volunteer Skills for youth aged 15-18 with little to no previous volunteer experience will begin on February 7 and run for 10 weeks. Workshops and 15 hours of volunteer experience will engage youth in team building, communication, self-reflection, and community engagement among other topics.
Youth Leadership is for youth aged 16-18 who have volunteer experience already and are looking for some extra challenges and skill building. Program starts on January 31. Work on community volunteer projects for 20 hours and engage in topics like social inequality, the environment, the food system, and multiculturalism.
Register in person at 3683 West 4th, office hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Cost is $25 including Kits House membership.
- Youth must be available at least one day after school other than Tuesdays. Tuesdays is when we run the programs.
-Both programs will be at St. Mark's Anglican Church at Larch and 2nd
- Youth must be able to attend AT LEAST 7 of the skill building workshops (Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm). Youth Volunteer Skills starts on February 7 for 10 weeks. Youth Leadership starts on January 31 for 9 weeks.
- Friendly and enthusiastic attitude
For more information on Youth Volunteer Skills contact Julie Rieter 604-736-3588 ext. 33 or email@example.com.
For more information on Youth Leadership contact Zsuzsi Fodor 604-736-3588 ext. 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A community conversation and potuck all about food happening in Kits on August 3rd! See the full details on the blog below.
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