Posts tagged community

May happenings in the garden

May is here! We have an upcoming work party on Thursday May 10 from 1-4pm, a great chance to get some volunteer hours in.  Also, the Local Hero’s Dinner planning committee is meeting on Tuesday, May 8.  This would also count towards volunteer hours.

Check out the May newsletter for more information on May events, a great spring-time recipe, and more!  Here is a link to the May newsletter: MOBY May 2012 Newsletter.


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Upcoming courses at Langara for organic gardeners.

For details on these course, please visit:


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Community Food Resiliency Feb 28 2012 @ MOV

February 28, 2012 / 5:30 PM
Community Food Resiliency: Who, What, How, and When?


From Here to There: Food, Energy and Resilient Communities, Part Two.

What is the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies? In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is pleased to host an interactive public dialogue and presentations from local innovators, authors, and practitioners, that encourages people to think about the local circumstances and possibilities for change, here in Vancouver.

Outcomes and key learnings from the first community visioning event held at MOV, on December 7, 2011, hosted in order to stimulate and support the development of a Vancouver Food Energy Descent Action Plan (FED-AP). Following this, a panel discussion addressing some key elements that must be addressed in order to achieve Community Food Resiliency, will be convened.

Join us as we convene this critical dialogue across disparate sectors, neighborhoods, and areas of practice, as we set out to collaboratively understand, and articulate a vision for a “powered-down, resilient, re-localized future”, as well as outline practical steps and actions for getting there.

Key community organizations involved in ongoing community food projects and a cross-sector of interested individuals will come together to co-create this vision and share their knowledge, resources and inspiration to further initiatives and focus on the strategies of the FED-AP.

Targeted at change and policy makers, related organizations, students, and all individuals interested in Food activism and community building, the event will run on December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with light refreshments available.

Speakers and Registration tba.

The evening is by donation, with proceeds supporting MOV and future public dialogues.

Registration/Doors at 5:30PM
Presentations and Dialogue begins at 6:00PM
Refreshments and Reception to follow.

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Recycle your Christmas Tree @ UBC Botanical Garden Dec 26-Jan 9

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Terra Madre Fundraiser Dec 7th 2011

I love rock mountain pizza and Terra Madre!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread is pleased to host a fundraising evening for Slow Food.  We will be featuring a     slow food pasta loaded with seasonal veggies.  We are a family restaurant proud to serve hand crafted flatbread pizzas, pastas, organic salads & soups and desserts “to live for.”

The Terra Madre Fund is a Slow Food Vancouver / FarmFolkCityFolk collaborative project raising funds to send our local farmers to the international bienniel conference on sustainable farming.  The next conference is in October 2012.  Donate online designating the TERRA MADRE FUND.

FEATURING a Slow Food Pasta Special in honour of Terra Madre Day and 10% of the profits for the evening will go for the Terra Madre Funds

DATE:  Wed Dec 7th 4pm – 10pm
LOCATION: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company 1876 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver, between Cypress & Burrard.

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Garden, Playground and Green-space clean up! Nov 26th

Saturday, November 26 2011 at 10am-1pm.
Rain or shine (ok, if it is hailing golf balls, then don’t come 🙂
1735 East 11th Ave
  • We will be preparing the garden for winter and cleaning up.
  • Get on the MOBY garden wait list!
  • Meet your neighbours! Communinities get stronger on hand-shake at a time….


Please join us ! Look for Tina Sunita and Edith!


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Drive Community Clean-up Nov 19 … before or after you vote!

 Date: Saturday, November 19th 2011
 Time 10:00 to 12:00 PM
 Meet at 9:45 at the Community Policing Office
 Complimentary lunch will follow the cleanup
 The cleanup will concentrate on the alleys behind Commercial. It is not supposed to rain but dress warm.
We hope to see you on Saturday. Please let me know if you can make it.
Thank you for your consideration.

Cathy O’Connor-Morris
Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre
1977 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A8
t 604 717 2932  f 604 717 2923

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