Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities


Eat, Think, Vote
We encourage you to attend Eat, Think, Vote at Gordon Neighbourhood House on September 21st. (Please register 1st.)

Introduction to Seed Saving
Free M-ONFN workshop October 13 from 7-9pm at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre. We'll have the M-ONFN seed library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some seeds. Part of the citywide Sustenance Festival (October 13-25).


Visit our VV M-O Neighbourhood Food Network booth at Marpole Family Day on June 6th from 11-3 pm. We'll have the M-O NFN Seed Library there. You can get free seeds, or swap or donate seeds, and find out the latest about the food network and Village vancouver.


Intro to Canning

@Marpole Place Neighbourhood House, 8680 Hudson Street @71st Ave. (temporary location)

Learn how to safely make jam, pickles, and other preserves in this hands on workshop with instructor Caitlin Dorward, The focus will be on preserves that can be made during the winter holiday season and participants get to take home a jar of what we make in the workshop. Suitable for absolute beginners or anyone looking to review or update their canning skills. Please wear close-toe shoes and tie long hair back.

$2 materials fee and suggested donation of $5-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Register here or call MPNH @ 604.266.5301 or email Maximum 12 participants. Please pre-register by 5 pm Tuesday, October 21st. (Update: currently room for 4 more participants.)

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network is co-sponsored by Village Vancouver and Marpole Place Neighbourhood House.

Preceded by Westside Mobile Food Market from 4-7 pm.


Intro to Canning Workshop, Wednesday, October 22. Please register by 5 pm, Tuesday, October 21st. (12 participants max. Currently room for 4 more.) Details here. Preceded by Westside Mobile Food Market from 4-7 pm.
Upcoming workshop: Emergency Prep November date
Visit the Marpole NFN Seed Library at Marpole Place  and swap, donate, or get some free seeds at MPNH's Friday Morning Breakfast Club (9-10:30 am).


Fermented Foods Workshop - Wed July 16 7-9 pm

Marpole Place Neighbourhood House
8681 Hudson St. @ 71st Ave. (temporary location)

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network presents a workshop featuring the fermented superstars Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Ginger Beer (non alcoholic). Learn how to make fermented foods, about their health bebfits, and how to incorporate them into your daily meals and snacks.

You will take home a jar of Sauerkraut, a Ginger Beer and Kombucha starter.

Jars and veggies will be supplied. If you'd like some extra Kombucha Juice, bring a one litre jar.

FREE. Limited to 12 participants. Please pre-register. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

RSVP on the event post or thru Marpole Place Neighbourhood House (604.266.5301 or

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network is co-sponsored by Village Vancouver and Marpole Place Neighbourhood House.


Upcoming workshops (both FREE): Sprouts, March 30, and Peas, April 13

Sprouts, March 30:

Peas, Greens, and Chives, April 13:


Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network presents a Edible Balcony Container Workshop


Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10am to 2pm
Marpole Place Neighbourhood House
corner of 70th Ave and Hudson

Introductory workshop taught by Jen Clark.

Not everyone has access to garden space in the ground, but if you have a balcony, you can grow some of your own food - and it's easier than you think!

Topic include: how to make the most of small gardening spaces, vertical gardening, options for containers, what to look for in good quality soil, companion plants, high density gardens and compact veggie varieties, and shade tolerant varieties.

As part of this workshop, we'll plant a demonstration garden for the use of the Marpole Place Kitchen where community meals are made.

The garden will also be used to teach children about growing food and provide inspiration to community members to grow their own edible gardens.

Please bring lunch, a pen, gloves and if it looks like it might rain, raingear.

FREE. For more info, or to register: 604.266.5301 or Limited space, advance registration required.

See you there!

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network is co-sponsored by Village Vancouver and Marpole Place Neighbourhood House. Join MNFN here.

This workshop is generously supported by a Green Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation.


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Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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