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West Fifth Micro-Village

Hi, there are several Villagers who live on West 5th between Arbutus and Macdonald.
As well as attending events, we sometimes are able to fairly spontaneously connect in the 'hood. -
1.What is/are the name of your project(s) with Kits Village Vancouver? Please provide a description of the project(s) you are involved in.
West Fifth Micro-Village (or Hamlet)

2.How did this project get started and how long has it been going on for?
Several of us found through Kits Village that we lived *very* close - Ross describes it as close enough to borrow a wheel barrow.

3.Approximately how many people are involved in this project?
There are 6 households - and we sometimes invite other friends.

4.How often does this group meet?
Not a regular time - developing a rather spontaneous culture - send someone an email saying "I've made too much soup - would you like some?"

5.Where do you usually meet?
At one of our houses - but occasionally just on the street as we run into each other.

6.What are your project goals or vision?
Make it easy to meet and greet and connect hyper-locally.

7.How can this group be contacted if someone were interested?
maryinvancouver@gmail.com

8.What kind of skills/resources/backgrounds does the group have?
Among us we have quite a bit of knowledge of food, gardening, food security, emergency preparedness - but our mail skill set is about community building

9.What are your greatest challenges in this project?
Deciding how best to create this culture as it's not common in the city.

10.Cool facts, bragging rights, interesting activities!
We have a lot of fun - and are getting to know each other and yet still are very welcoming to new people.

Contact maryinvancouver@gmail.com if you'd like to connect in.

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Comment by Mary Bennett on June 10, 2012 at 10:13am

Car free day block party Sat June 16 2100 block Trafalgar. Bee walk starts at 2605 W 5th at 2pm. potluck 6-8pm. all welcome.

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