Seedy Saturdays in BC

Details are posted at

Qualicum Beach: February 5
Lillooet: February 12
Salt Spring: February 12
Victoria: February 19
Vancouver: February 26
Haida Gwaii: February 26
Sooke: February 26
Kamloops: Feburary 26
Courtenay: March 5
Enderby: March 5
Fernie: March 5
North Vancouver: March 5
Richmond: March 5
Slocan Valley: March 6
Nanaimo: March 6
Kelowna: March 12
Terrace: March 12
Powell River: March 12
Cobble Hill: March 12
Duncan: March 26
Penticton: April 2
Surrey: April 2
100 Mile House: April 2
Mission: April 2
Williams Lake: April 16
Fernie: April 22 (Earth Day event)
Prince George: February 26. Details at

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Village Vancouver: Upcoming Events Calendar

Village Vancouver Transition Town Initiative |

VV Winter Cultivating Food, Cultivating Community series
January 9-March 27th | Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer St)
Over a dozen workshops, presentations, and gatherings focusing on growing food and cultivating community from January 9-March 27th. Organized by Ross Moster, VV Neighbourhood Food Networks and Strathcona Community Centre

Jan. 9  Garden Planning & Preparation workshop with Grant Watson
Jan. 11  Two Block Diet Presentation by Kate Sutherland and Julia Hilton
Jan. 23  Garden Planning & Preparation workshop with Grant Watson
Jan. 25  Backyard Chickens 101 workshop with Duncan Martin
Feb. 6 Food Crops: Selection and Care workshop w/Grant Watson
Feb. 8  How to Create a Village in a City dialogue w/Ross Moster
Feb. 20  Food Crops: Selection and Care workshop w/Grant Watson
Feb. 27 * Seed Saving — The Starter Package & Saving Intermediate Class
w/Robin Wheeler and other BC Seedswomen (two classes) *
Mar. 6  Soil Fertility and Plant Health Management w/Grant Watson
Mar. 19 Gardening for the Faint of Heart w/Robin Wheeler
Mar. 19 Intensive Urban Microfarming workshop w/Robin Wheeler
Mar. 27  Soil Fertility and Plant Health Management w/Grant Watson
Mar. 29  Backyard Chickens 101 workshop w/Duncan Martin

Working Group/Network Events

The Heart and Soul Group invites you to join us for regular Affinity Group Circles at the home of Philip Be’er from 7:45 to 8:45 on Wednesday evenings. For details and for an explanation of what an Affinity Circle is, click on the following link: *

Arts and Celebrations Network gathering
February 2, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Neighbourhood Events


Dunbar Movie Night
January 13, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm – St. Philip’s Church
(2nd Thursday of each month)


Hastings-Sunrise Village potluck/meeting
January 31, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Kits Transition Village Movie Night
January 30, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm


Creating a Neighbourhood Food Network in the West End
March 12, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm – West End Community Centre
Details to follow. Organized by Ross Moster, VV Neighbourhood Food Networks
and Rand Helten, Green Millennium Foundation

Transition Project Ideas Fair
April 30, 2011 all day – Langara College
Village Vancouver will be holding a Transition Project Ideas Fair

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David Montgomery – You Don’t Know Dirt: A lecture on the importance of
our agricultural systems in supporting a sustainable civilization

12:15 – 2:00 pm, Thursday, Feb 3rd, Victoria Learning Centre, Irving K
Barber Learning Centre, UBC

Author David Montgomery has discovered that the three-foot-deep skin
of our planet is slowly being eroded away, with potentially
devastating results. In this engaging lecture Montgomery will draw
from his book ‘Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations’ to trace the role
of soil use and abuse in the history of societies, and discuss how the
rise of organic and no-till farming bring hope for a new agricultural

Please register for this event at:

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Mary Winspear Centre at Sancha, Sidney, B.C.
March 4-6, 2011

BC’s Organic Community to Gather in Sidney

THE NEXT GENERATION is the theme of the Certified Organic Associations of BC annual conference, to be held at the Mary Winspear Centre at Sancha, Sidney, B.C., March 4-6, 2011.

The conference will offer a series of practical and interactive workshops covering topics of interest to the general public as well as farmers and processors. In addition to production-oriented topics such as “Livestock from field to plate” and “Innovative cover cropping and conservation tillage systems” there will be sessions on issues such as creating a successful farm apprenticeship program, land ownership options, and energy efficiency on the farm. Poster presentations will also broaden the scope of the conference, along with a Trade Show which will showcase organic products, inputs, and processes.

Saturday’s banquet will be a highlight of the weekend, featuring lots of delicious organic food and beverages. Following the banquet, we’ll hear exciting funding and financing ideas from Slow Money and VanCity Credit Union. The popular Silent Auction will run throughout the conference, closing at 8:30 Saturday.

The workshop program and registration form are posted on COABC’s website at

For more information, contact the Conference Coordinator: Lee Fuge  email Phone: 250-385-7974

Wesley Regan
Business Development & Communications Associate

Building Opportunities with Business (BOB)
Office: 778-328-7663
Mobile: 604-805-3591

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