In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, placemaking, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
Homesteading, permaculture, wild food foraging, mycology, natural buildings, community building.
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
Yes, Main street area (moving there soon)
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
Transit and cycle use, light rail system to the outer communities, more gardens, less conspicuous consumerism.
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Matthew again from Village Burnaby. We are planning our second potluck for Wednesday January 25th, 2012 at the Bonsor Recreation Centre (6550 Bonsor Ave). We had an amazing first meeting, and would really like to build some momentum around the ideas discussed.
Also, if you want to stay in the loop with whats happening with Village Burnaby, please join our Village Burnaby page. Look forward to seeing you soon!
It was great meeting with you and digging dirt! Pea shoots are SUPER easy: soak peas (you can get them at most grocery stores) over night in water. Put a layer of soil down on a tray that has some drainage holes in it. Place peas fairly intensively (touching and maybe even slightly overlapping). Then keep it watered everyday. You can keep it in a dark place for the first few days (encourages roots to go down) and when you see the first set of false leave start to push their way up, stick them outside or under grow lights. You can harvest* anytime after the first set of true leaves emerge (aka the third set of leaves you see after the shoot has started). In about 2 weeks you'll notice that the shoot will grow back!
To harvest, just cut the shoots about 1/2 inch from the soil.
Please keep in touch about the mushrooms! I'm soooo stoked about them!
We are organizing a number of events this summer, such as Car Free Day on Main Street on June 19. We'll be erecting an entire sustainable village, with chickens, bees, a composter, rain barrel, solar panels, etc. We'll need volunteers to help make it a great place to visit for everyone.
Meanwhile, we are busy growing lots of food in the city and are creating a roving food market (a small farmer's market) to distribute this zero-mile food to every neighbourhood in Vancouver, by bicycle.
There is lots to do, and lots of fun people to do it with.
Whatever you'd like to do, we'll help to make it happen.
Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.