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VV Strathcona Park Field House Healthy, Local Food and Gardening Residency 2016-18

We've been awarded a three year Healthy, Local Food & Gardening Field House Residency at Strathcona Park by Vancouver Park Board

Join us for workshops, seed saving, garden work parties, meetups, East Van Village, Inner City Village, Permaculture Vancouver and other permaculture activities, wild edibles walks, As We Know It cultural gatherings, ElderGreens projects, and other fun and educational activities.

Check out our Neighbourhood Food Network pages (Seed Savers, Westside Neighbourhood Food Network, Community Gardening, Westside Food Festival & other pages for information on specific topics or neighbourhood specific activities).

New gardeners welcome at our permaculture, Inner City Village, woad dye project/herb spiral, and DTES Neighbourhood House garden plot work parties Cottonwood Community Garden, which adjoins the Field House.

For more information on all activities, including gardening, please contact ross@villagevancouver,ca. 

Past events

                                                                                                                                                               Wed Jan 15 East Van Village/Permaculture Vancouver January Meetup

Mon Feb 6 VV Board of Directors Meeting

Tue Feb 7 Seed Savers Club (@Strathcona Community Centre)

Thu Feb 9 Seed Libraries Organizing Team meeting

Sat Feb 11 Curtido workshop

Sat Feb 18 2017 Gardening and Permaculture Opportunities Info Session 

Sun Feb 19 Permaculture Garden work party (@Cottonwood Community Garden)

Wed Feb 22 East Van Village/Permaculture February Meetup 

Thu Feb 23 Seed Libraries Organizing Team meeting

Tue Feb 28 Introduction to Organic Gardening (@Strathcona Community Centre)

Sat Mar 4 Seed Packet Party 

Sun Mar 5 Permaculture Garden work party (@Cottonwood Community Garden)

Tue Mar 14 Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (@Strathcona Community Centre)

Wed Mar 15 East Van Village/Permaculture March Meetup                                                                    Sat Mar 18 Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder                                                                         Sun Mar 19 Permaculture Garden work party (@Cottonwood Community Garden)

Tue Mar 28 Learn to Make Kimchi (@Strathcona Community Centre)


10 June, 2018                                                                                                               Car Free Day is just around the corner - June 16th in the West End and June 17th on Main St. Our team (7 of us) is busy getting ready for our Demonstration Sustainable Village at Main St. CFD. As usual, we have the intersection at 13th and Main and the eastside of the block from 13th to 12th. Buddy Up, Neighbour Lab, and My. Pleasant Neighbourhood House will be joining us, and Groundswell will have several booths. We have a great lineup at our music stage (west side of 13th street intersection). 

In the West End, we're partnering with West End Neighbourhood Food Network, Free seeds, mason bee house, and seedlings, and West End Urban Garden Calendars will be available for $5.

23 May, 2018                                                                                                                 We hosted the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network's May meeting at the fieldhouse today. We're one of 15 networks from around the city that meet every couple months to share information, discuss areas of mutual interest or concern, and support one another in our work. Almost every neighbourhood in Vancouver has a network. In Village's case, we work in multiple neighbourhoods.

12 May, 2018                                                                                                                 Montanna, Kristine, and I had another productive work party at VV's plots at Cottonwood. We garden there on most Sunday's from 10-noon, and welcome inquiries from prospective new gardeners. Contact:

19 April, 2018

15 April, 2018


18 January, 2018                                                                                                           Looking forward to another great year for Village! Lots planned for the fieldhouse/around the city.

2 December, 2018                                                                                                         Winding down our activities for the year. We have a couple things scheduled (recycling depot, etc.) in December, but mostly it's quiet month for us. Happy holidays everyone and see you in 2018.


July 2016
It was interesting tabling in the Cottonwood Garden today for. Many new people to talk with -  lots of gardening information. Finally saw the banana tree!

19 June, 2016
It was a long day. We talked to lots of people and gave out lots of seeds. It was great having so many volunteers - it makes things so much easier. Thanks, everyone!

June 19, 2016
Car-free day was a long day. We started early at the field house to get the tents and tables - 7 am I think.  Back again about 8:30 pm - packing everything away again.


June 14, 2016

Just heading to the field house to work with Tess, our first summer student.  Looking forward to spending time with her this summer in the garden and working on projects in the field house.


2 June, 2016                                                                                                          Time for 100 in 1 day. Village has 10 plus events over the weekend, Come by and say hi!

24 May, 2016                                                                                                              Time for Canning! May 31 - Get Ready for the Canning Season May 31 6:30-9:30 pm at Strathcona Community Centre.

10 May,2016                                                                                                                 Village and West End Neighbourhood Food Network are holding our monthly family friendly community potluck at the WE Community Centre on This months topic: Intercultural Food Available in the West End. WENFN's West End Senior's Garden Club launch follows. Both FREE. 

21 April, 2016                                                                                                          Our As We Know It food and culture series continues on May 1 at the fieldhouse with Japanese Fermentation and Presevation with Atsumi Hashimoto, Makiko Suzuki, and Yi Stropsky.

16 April, 2016                                                                                                              We're running a free Wild Edible Weeds Walk at Aberthau on April 23rd from 11-noon. Details:


12 April, 2016                                                                                                               Join us at our 1st workshop at the field house - Traditional Sauerkraut Making. April 17th 4-6.

8 April, 2016                                                                                                                 Join us at the Organic Garden Opening House at Kits Branch VPL. Saturday, April 16th from 1-4 pm.


4 April, 2016                                                                                                          We're moving into the field house! Looking forward to it - 1st time Village Vancouver's had an office and our own (indoor) space to hold workshops. It's going to be a lot of fun!

4 April, 2016                                                                                                                Last day to apply for Neighbourhood Small Grants. It looks like Villagers are applying for a variety of grants - gardening, seed saving, Neighbour Savour, etc. Cool! 


2 April, 2016                                                                                                                Our 1st Open House at our Aberthau Demo Permaculture Garden. It rained. :-( 



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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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