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Demonstration Neighbourhood Transition Village at Main St. Car Free Day (and other events)


Demonstration Neighbourhood Transition Village at Main St. Car Free Day (and other events)

In 2010 and again in 2011-18, Villagers created a village w/solar, bike repair, bees, chickens, 2 block diet, permaculture, seeds, art, community visions, plants etc. and invited other community groups to join us. We're doing it again in 2019!

Location: 13th and Main
Members: 15
Latest Activity: May 25, 2021

Discussion Forum

next Demo Village planning meeting

Started by Ross Moster May 24, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi all,We're meeting tonight from 7-9 at the Falafel place on Main St., just south of 14th and JJ Beans.If you can't make it, but want to participate in the planning, please contact me ( or respond to this post.Cheers,Ross…Continue

Demo Village meeting tonight May 10 - DRAFT AGENDA

Started by Ross Moster May 10, 2012. 0 Replies

1st 2012 meeting TONIGHT: Thursday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM Meet at site location (13th & Main, west side of street); we'll go to a coffee shop (JJ Beans at 14th) or eatery a little later (and may go to 9 pm if needed.)Tonight's draft agenda:1. Recap…Continue

1st Demo Village at Main Car Free Day planning meeting this Thursday evening

Started by Ross Moster May 8, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi all,This year's demo village is going to be amazing!Join us for our 1st meeting!…Continue

This weekend (Oct 8-9): 4 Free and near Free Gardening workshops with Robin Wheeler

Started by Ross Moster Oct 7, 2011. 0 Replies

Hey demo village gardeners...This Weekend (Oct 8-9):4 Free and near Free Gardening Workshops  with Gardening for the Faint of Heart and Food Security for the Faint of Heart author Robin WheelerOct 8Concepts in Year Round Gardeningdetails and…Continue

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Comment by Ross Moster on June 8, 2011 at 10:43am

Wow, lots of great ideas and activities emerging! Last year, we filled 6 tents and a bunch of open space - it looks like this time will be even bigger. And I love adding the workshop component - we'll be sure to set aside a tent and chairs for that.

A reminder: we're also looking for general volunteers who can help with setup, breakdown, answering questions, etc. and A FEW MORE TENTS.

Anyone want to bring some straw bales (to use as chairs)?

Comment by Randy Chatterjee on June 8, 2011 at 12:05am

I will bring the Main Street Neighbourhood Seed Library and perhaps a boatload of seedlings to give away (or sell).  Maybe we could paint our big new 12' x 6' VV banner that day?!

I will also bring a demonstration R22 house wall section to show Passive House energy efficiency design and a City of Vancouver Rain Barrel to demonstrate its use.  

Could we figure out any way to build a notional raised bed garden in our village?  Maybe several of Philip's HomeGardens would suffice.  (They could just be wheeled over!)

Also, is there any way we could avail ourselves of power (or create our own)?  If we know our location, we could ask a local merchant for a hook-up?  It might be nice to show a video about Transition on a loop.

Comment by Jason Mertz on June 7, 2011 at 10:57pm

I am willing to do bike repair/maintenance again, along with gardening advice.  I also recommend we do some short workshops throughout the day (ex. beekeeping, seed saving, composting, growing food 101, permaculture, etc.).  We could display the schedule on a chalk board.  I could commit to leading a 10-15 min. workshop on basic bike maintenance.



Comment by Jordan B on June 6, 2011 at 9:14pm
Community currency will be there!

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