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July 2012 Blog Posts (12)

The Free Economy Community (blog)

Liking this. Thought others might too.

Just for the Love of It - The Free Economy Community

Added by Beth Carruthers on July 31, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Free Cardboard

From kitchen renovations available at West 5th & Blenheim St. ( Kitsilano). The pile is approx. 4 x 3 x 3 feet.

Please phone ASAP as will disposed of soon. Charlotte 604-737-9909 or Charlie & Joanne 604-731-1707.

Added by Ross Moster on July 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

About Heather


I'm a very new beekeeper. I took a 2 day course on bees in May, and on June 10th installed the bees. So far I'm enjoying myself very much with them and am looking forward to learning more about them. I hope to learn more about beekeeping and gardening in Vancouver, as well as emergency preparedness.



Added by Heather Wallace on July 22, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

New currency hits the streets of Nelson

A new currency hit the streets of Nelson Wednesday, one with more bang for its buck than the sinking Euro.

Columbia Community Dollars, a community initiative two years in the making, represents a growing trend of communities finding their own solutions to ailing economies. 

"Creating community currencies is perfectly legal," said Michael Sheely, coordinator for the community dollars said in a written email release.

"Probably because it seems too good to be true is why…


Added by Beth Carruthers on July 21, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Bike Maintenance Workshop at the Vancouver Tool Library

Now that summer weather is finally upon us, be sure that your bike can get you around the city without issue at our Introductory Bike Maintenance Workshop.

Facilitator Bruce Haines will alleviate any confusion you have about the mechanics of your bike by helping you become familiar with the VTL bike tool collection, going over common repairs, and answering your specific questions. Tips will be provided on how to share the road and navigate safely…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on July 20, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Volunteers needed for our Demo Community Village at Khatsalano Music + Art Festival this Saturday

Hi all,

We're going to do a smallish community village (3 or 4 tents) at the Khatsalano street fest on Saturday, and need help with everything from setting up (around 9:30-11am), tabling (noon-8pm), and breaking down (8-9pm). Chickens, seed library, displays, etc.

On 4th, between Larch and Trafalgar, in the Kits Neighbourhood House area.

Please contact Ross at if you can help for a couple/few hours.

Added by Ross Moster on July 17, 2012 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

from Slow Food vancouver and Trerra Madre: Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, in Turin, Italy from October 25-29, 2012

The relationship between food and the weather is one of the topics to be reflected upon at the next Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, in Turin, Italy from October 25-29,2012. Think globally and act locally. Join Slow Food members from around the world at this biennial event. Open to non-members as well.

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, in Turin, Italy from October 25-29,2012

Added by Beth Carruthers on July 17, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Vandana Shiva talks with Bill Moyers

Nice and informative teaser for the longer upcoming conversation between Bill Moyers and Vandana Shiva on the food system.

Vandana Shiva talks with Bill Moyers about the food system [VIDEO]

Added by Beth Carruthers on July 12, 2012 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Poppy Seed Roll Bread


Carly asked me at the potlach about a recipe for poppyseed roll bread. This link below takes you to the recipe that I used. First you make the leavened bread. I didn't measure anything. I just activated some yeast in milk and sugar with some potato peelings (which seems to help the yeast multiply) and added it to flour which had some baking powder in it and a little bit of sugar. Then I worked it until it looked right and covered it to rise.

I used a mix of rye, barley,…


Added by Jay on July 9, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Vancouver Folk Festival Weekend Passes available for $122

Hi all,

Every year I buy a bunch of tickets from the Rogue Folk Club at a member discount and make them available at cost to friends and fellow music lovers.

This year tickets are $122. (Early bird passes thru the Folk Fest were $135 thru June 11, and are currently $150.) Naturally, my supply is limited, so 1st come, 1st serve.

If you're interested. please contact me at "folk fest tix"



P.S. Anyone who's interested…


Added by Ross Moster on July 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


Only a couple of days left to register for my short workshops at Langara College:

July 9th - Intro to Bioremedial Ecoart practice. An intensive half-day intro to Bioremedial practices. Learn about pragmatic arts-based practices of rehabbing damaged sites, wetlands, and waterways.

July 11th - Wild in the City. Gain in-depth knowledge of local flora and fauna through this daylong journaling workshop in Stanley Park. Based on early Naturalist observation and journaling. With a…


Added by Beth Carruthers on July 4, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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