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

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McBride Park Field House Residency Blog

The Village Vancouver residency at McBride Fieldhouse is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program which provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses on arts, culture, sports, environment, local food and social encounters.     

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The Transition Movement

Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network in 45 countries of:

Want a quick peak into a bible of Transition, The Transition Companion?

Click on this image to open the book and you'll be able to read several chapters.

Get involved

Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency, regeneration & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Get your Permaculture Design Certificate? Share a meal or swap stuff with your neighbours? Save heritage seeds? Engage in placemaking in your neighbourhood ? Participate in a more localized economy and consume less? Bioremediate your community?

Check out our Villages, Groups, Networks, and Projects -- including Neighbourhood Food Networks -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!

We run on people power - join our website and/or  the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find folks on your own and "grab the reins." (We can help! - contact projects@villagevancouver.ca.)

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Happy New Year from Village Vancouver!

We wish you and the planet a just, peaceful, and resilient 2022.

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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

Jan 2022

Mon Jan 10 6:30-8:30pm Natural Pigments (Free Online Zoom Workshop)

Wed Jan 12 6:30-8:30pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (Online Zoom Workshop)

Thus Jan 13 6-7pm Kits Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre)

Sat Jan 15 11am-1pm Planning Your Spring Garden (Online Zoom Workshop)

Thus Jan 20 6:30-8:30pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic (West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat Jan 22 11am-1pm Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic (Kits Community Centre)

Tue Jan 25 6:30-8:30pm Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening (Online Zoom Workshop)

Wed Jan 26 6:30-8:30pm Growing Superfoods (West End Community Centre)

Sat Jan 29 11am-1pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Feb 2022

Wed Feb 2 7-8:30pm HeArt for the Soul: Basil - The Path to Healing (West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sat Feb 5 11am-1pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (West End Community Centre)

Tue Feb 8 6:30-8:30pm Making Beeswax Salves (Kits Community Centre)

Tue Feb 8 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (False Creek Community Centre)

Sat Feb 12 10am-noon Introduction to Vertical Gardening (West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Tue Feb 15 6:30-8:30pm Balcony and Small Space Gardening (West End Community Centre)

Thus Feb 17 6:30-8:30pm Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (West Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Sun Feb 20 noon-1pm DIY Planter Box Giveaway (West End Community Centre)

Mon Feb 28 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (Kits Community Centre)

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Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be resilient.

Garden with Us

We garden together in Grandview Woodland, Kits, Pt. Grey, Strathcona, and the West End. If you're interested in joining us: gardening@villagevancouver.ca

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For more info on VV events: events@villagevancouver.ca

To find previous News Blasts and Special Announcements, go to this page.

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*VV Online Winter Workshop Series 2021-22 at Online - Zoom

December 15, 2021 to January 25, 2022
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*Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (online workshop) at Online - Zoom

December 15, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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*Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (online workshop) at Online - Zoom

December 15, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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*VV Online Winter Workshop Series 2021-22 at Online - Zoom

December 13, 2021 to January 12, 2022
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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. 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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