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

McBridePark Field House Residency Blog/VV Newsletter

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

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Upcoming Village Vancouver Activities

March 12, Sunday: Healthy Soil for a Great Garden
   12:00 - 2:00 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau)

March 14, Tuesday: Planning and Planting Your Spring Garden
   6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

March 15, Wednesday: Permaculture Vancouver Meet-Up
   6:30 - 8:30 PM at McBride Park Fieldhouse

March 16, Thursday: Kit Village Plastic Recycling Depot
   6:00 - 7:00 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre
   (South Patio: North-East Corner of 12th Ave and Larch St)

March 18, Saturday: Growing Tasty Tomatoes!
   11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

March 18, Saturday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway
   1:45 - 2:45 PM at Kitsilano Community Centre

March 19, Sunday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway
   12:00 - 1:00 PM at West End Community Centre

March 19, Sunday: West End Urban Garden Club
   1:00 - 2:30 PM at West End Community Centre

March 19, Sunday: Balcony, Container and Small Space Gardening
   2:00 - 4:00 PM at Coal Harbour Community Centre

March 21, Tuesday: DIY Yoghurt and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
   6:30 - 8:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau)

March 25, Saturday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway
   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau)

March 26, Sunday: DIY Planter Box Giveaway
   1:00 - 2:00 PM at Kensington Community Centre

March 26, Sunday: Growing Japanese Spring Vegetables
   1:00 - 3:00 PM at West End Community Centre

March 30, Thursday: DIY Yoghurt and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
   6:30 - 8:30 PM at West End Community Centre

April 4th, Tuesday: Introduction to Organic Gardening
   6:30 - 8:30PM at West End Community Center

April 5th, Wednesday: Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening

   6:30 - 8:30PM at False Creek Community Center


Want to join our community gardens?

Aberthau Community Garden
Every Saturday 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Kitsilano Community Garden
Every Saturday 1:45PM - 3:45PM


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:



75 ways you can help make Vancouver more resilient

For more info on VV events:

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


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Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

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Latest Activity

Caroline Huen updated their profile
Feb 28
Profile IconVV Social Media Team, Ayelet and Caroline Huen joined Village Vancouver
Feb 27
James Richardson posted an event

Permaculture Design Certification Course @ UBC Farm at UBC Farm

June 23, 2023 at 9am to October 15, 2023 at 5pm
Feb 20
Beth Carruthers posted an event

Earth to Table (project + resource) at Online

February 5, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm
Feb 5

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

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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