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Permaculture Village

Transition is based on, and inspired by,  Permaculture principles. Permaculture is permanent agriculture and permanent culture. We will be approaching 'creating sustainable habitat' in many different ways: regular design & demonstration projects; Social permaculture; workshops. Permablitzes, Blitzes or Permaculture Energy Transfer or Pet Day are days that we go on site collectively create systems which cycle energy toward win win win economy. Food forests provide abundant gardens and parks for all, and structures are working in many ways, creating shade, capturing heat, collecting water. Together we will explore ecological urban and rural design.

Members: 122
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2023

Discussion Forum

Looking for Permaculturist Mentors

Started by Jo Tobias. Last reply by Ken Chiu Jul 6, 2020. 5 Replies

Hello Community!WANTED: A Permaculturist MentorLOCATION: Greater Vancouver AreaDESCRIPTION: I am looking for an individual who has had the chance to implement Permaculture’s principles and its holistic design methods against an urban landscape.…Continue

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VV Permacuture garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden is looking for one more gardener

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Jill Whitebear Jun 22, 2015. 1 Reply

Village has a Permaculture focused garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden in Strathcona, and we (Jill, Jorge, and Ross) are looking for one more person to join us. The cost is $5/year person, there's a 4 hr/month per plot work requirement at…Continue

Aberthau Garden Project: VV Demo Permaculture Garden work party

Started by Ross Moster Jun 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Saturday, June 13 from 9 am to noonAberthau Mansion Garden4397 W 2nd Ave (garden is off of Marine)We'll be focusing on planting.RSVP …Continue

Salon d'Elan Vital Monthly Gathering: Hands-on Earth Day Salon -- Permaculture Blitz in Strathcona

Started by Ross Moster Apr 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am to 2:30pm at VV Permaculture plot at Cottonwood Community GardenJoin us for April's salon. Rather than our usual discussion or presentation, we're going to do something hands on for Earth Day - a permaculture blitz…Continue

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Comment by Scott Andrews on August 18, 2014 at 4:58pm

Hi there, my name is Scott and I just moved into the Dunbar neighbourhood. I have access to a nice backyard garden but it dreadfully overrun. Is anyone interested in helping me get it on track? I am happy to share everything that is grown in the garden.

Best regards,


Comment by Jill Whitebear on July 6, 2014 at 1:12pm

Pocket Market in Hastings Sunrise at 2723 turner st.
plants are available out back, by donation. Please put currency (community or otherwise in the little birdhouse attached)
Please contact me for fresh veggies.
Right now there are raspberries, lady's mantel, and lots of beans.
Available now are veggies are greens, borage leaves and flowers, herbs, cilantro, lettuce; with cucumbers coming up.

Comment by Jill Whitebear on April 14, 2014 at 9:50pm

Permaculture Vancouver this thursday at Kiwassa!
We are looking for craftspeople for a small marketplace atmosphere.
Also Frog Song Village Building opportunity in the Kootneys.

Comment by Jill Whitebear on March 15, 2014 at 9:35pm

Neighbourhood event:
Thursday March 20th at Kiwassa: Redesigning the Future: Compassionate Communication meets Arcology

Comment by Jill Whitebear on December 19, 2013 at 12:04am
Potlatch potluck tonight.
Bring bread? There will be a pot of soup on.
Comment by Jill Whitebear on November 24, 2013 at 7:49am
Support Kits Transistion Village: vote everyday:
Comment by Laura Arp on July 27, 2013 at 10:00pm

Hello all,
I am searching for someone who could teach me how to prune my plum trees. I sort of know (like many of us I guess) - but I would like a truly experienced gardener (or pro) show me how. Am willing to pay if needed.
I also would love advice on growing figs, training a kiwi plant, debugging my young apple trees (yes yikes) and other misc. urban gardening questions.
Any pro gardening coaches out there???

Comment by Jill Whitebear on July 13, 2013 at 9:19am

Events at Nisga'a this weekend:
Kamloops and Franklin:
Building a Cob Oven!

Comment by Jill Whitebear on June 21, 2013 at 12:25am

Car Free Day on Main street was awesome! The whole intersection was Village! It was magical even, and a float went by saying next year - a parade! Let's do it! Duncan's chickens were there in a new house with cool shade coverings and word had it that Nate and Asia the beekeeper had her baby - a boy! Face painters were painting kids faces - all as dogs with their tougues hanging out - as it was a dog shop cute! Janine was holding down the centre with her Living Zero Waste display. I asked her if she got a grant...No she said, she just lives this way.

living zerowaste


The intersection has a sense of place to it already. It had a flow as people moved up the street from 12th, a big rush of them would come as the light changed and then it would petre out and start again. I was handing out flyers from homesteaders emporium, which were these beautiful colourful flyers about how to make some thing  - almost a workshop on a card, and it was like I was offering worms or jam and it worked, people would take them and then filter in and see the chickens and plant a sunflower, and see solar power and seedboxes! why dont we have Commercial car free day on a different day? many of our friends are over there having fun, but what Ross and us have started here is really becoming, and it is a niche, like a little nest  of wonderment that I can't fully describe because i can't describe a look in peoples eyes, or the way they are all working together... well maybe I could, and I want you to go there too and see and be this becoming. They are going to paint the street near there. Check city commons, the Vancouver Tool Library's project and you can help paint too in July. There will be a week when everyone can go out and volunteer around the city to make 7 places where we can feel...a sense... of belonging?

Comment by Jill Whitebear on June 21, 2013 at 12:05am

Solstice Slaw!!   solsticeslaw.jpg

Free event this Saturday at Britannia! yum!


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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 (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

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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