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The full documentary LA HUERTA DE LA ESQUINA / THE CORNER VEGGIE GARDEN, on YouTube and Vimeo

Hello everyone!

Here you have the documentary, called la Huerta de la Esquina / The Corner Veggie Garden, about how urban gardens are helping to solve problems that exist in both cities and citizens; problems related with health, social integration and environmental pollution.…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on October 18, 2019 at 4:17am — No Comments

Accelerating Climate Emergency Action (in all aspects of society)

The following passages are from five text boxes this writer included with tweets on the Twitter Platform, as outreach and sharing related to the paper “Brainstorming 100% Reduction in GHG Emissions ASAP Campaign” (157 pages; June, 2019)( ).  [Note:  This paper is a major…


Added by Stefan Pasti on July 10, 2019 at 7:38pm — No Comments


Hello Mother Nature lovers!!

We finally have it!

The time has come to announce that the documentary is ready. Here you have the trailer for the movie.…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on April 19, 2018 at 2:47am — No Comments

Chapter 13. School of gardeners!


I see the garden as one of the best ways to cultivate sense of responsibility, community and teamwork, so I was especially excited to be in a garden worked…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on October 30, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Salish Sea Bioregional Gathering this weekend!

There are beautiful, real and inspiring ways available for us to address the challenges we face. We share with so many others a passion for moral, ethical and spiritually-informed leadership to empower us to save our planet --and all living species -- while also building a just, compassionate and sustainable society. This is not only possible, it’s up to all of us together to grow into what’s required in this time. Let’s connect the Salish Sea bioregion with commitment, purpose and…


Added by Louise Trusler Mangan on October 18, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments



We are in the final stretch of the project, immersed in the task of editing the documentary, which we hope to have it finalized in early…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on October 17, 2017 at 2:41am — No Comments

Crowdfunding in final sprint!

If you still have not been able to, but would like to collaborate with our project, you are still on time as there are 11 days remaining. We have achieved so far € 6,980, so we have exceeded the minimum budget necessary to continue with the production of the documentary. Now…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on July 10, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

13 Steps for Long Term Culture Change

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative ( ) provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts, and research and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.



Added by Stefan Pasti on June 12, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Final stage of the crowdfunding campaign!

Hello Village Vancouver people!

June 10 is the deadline to reach € 6,000. At the…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on May 26, 2017 at 1:05am — No Comments

La Huerta de la Esquina / The Veggie Garden Corner is on Crowdfunding Campaign!

Hello beautiful people!…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on May 18, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

La Huerta de la Esquina / The Veggie Garden Corner, an Urban Garden Documentary Project


We are Manuel and Estefanía, the spanish couple who were…


Added by Manuel Mateo & Estefanía Bravo on May 3, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Funding available for small neighbourhood-based projects

Applications are now available for the 2017 Neighbourhood Small Grants

Bring together a group of neighbours and apply for $50-$500 to work together on small projects that build community and/or sustainability in your neighbourhood!

Submit your applications at

Application deadline is April 4th

Three small grants now open for…


Added by Danielle Gauld on March 2, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

And ANOTHER great post on why NOT to rake those leaves, and just let our garden bee in the Fall. This one from the Xerces Society.

Support our pollinators and songbirds!

Put the rake and pruners down and nobody gets hurt! Your "messy" fall garden is teeming with life.

By Justin Wheeler from Xerces Society (home of bee love) You really need to check the link for the photos :-)

It should be welcome news for weary…


Added by Beth Carruthers on October 22, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Micro-Videos with Rob Hopkins, Sophy Banks and Beyond

Locally produced video clips featuring leaders from Transition and Permaculture

Added by Delvin Solkinson on October 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Reasons NOT to clean up the garden this fall

by Jessica Walliser: Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. For many years, I taught a class called Preparing Your Garden for the Winter. I would show slides (remember those?) of how well-kept gardens should look in January. In the images, every plant was cut to the nub, except for the ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes, and the whole garden was snug under a thick layer of…


Added by Beth Carruthers on October 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Heart Gardens Map and Design

The map and design for a permaculture design site in Roberts Creek, BC.

Added by Delvin Solkinson on August 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Free Permaculture Principles Design Deck

Permaculture Principles Design Deck

Free Open Source Learning and Teaching Tool
Made in Greater Vancouver

Added by Delvin Solkinson on July 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free Open Source Permaculture Workbook

"Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance" 

- Toby Hemenway

As an offering to the Transition, our visionary permaculture Gaiacraft team has created a Workbook of Permaculture Worksheets. 

Download free printable files 
or purchase hard copy from an on demand printer here :

Added by Delvin Solkinson on April 21, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Kefir grains for milk available

I have kefir grains to give away. You will need organic milk, plastic strainer and a plastic spoon. Call 604 685 4945

Added by Biljka Knezevic on December 1, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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