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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.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2017
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
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
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
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