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Permaculture Vancouver Monthly Meetup!
Village Vancouver East Community Potluck potluck @6:30 workshop or discussion @7:30pm Join us at our free monthly potluck and workshop (e.g. making kimchi & sauerkraut, water kefir & kombucha, bicycle maintenance, etc.), or discussion. This month's topic TBD. Come with something yummy and your ideas for workshops! Keep your eyes and tummy out for other monthly potlucks with Village Vancouver (Vancouver's Transition Town Hub). There are currently 3 monthly potlucks - East (@Strathcona Fieldhouse), West End (@West End Community Centre, in conjunction with West Neighbourhood Food Network) and Main St./Riley Park (@Little Mtn. Neighbourhood House). Typically, a workshop or discussion follows the meal. We also hold community potlucks (or other shared community meals) once in awhile in other neighbourhoods, including False Creek South, Grandview-Woodland, Kits, Marpole-Oakridge, Mount Pleasant, and West Point Grey. Village Vancouver holds over 300 workshops, events, and activities a year. For more information, please visit or join: www.villagevancouver.ca or contact Ross Moster at [masked]. Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats. It's about taking the energy from the land and encouraging it to cycle back into the land, to reuse it as many times as possible before letting it go (out to the sea of entropy, where we can't use it any more) so for example, a piece of land receives sun, wind, and rain. If we catch those... and use them judiciously, we can make our garden grow, and feed animals who will poop and return that to the land, and pretty soon we have better soil, better food, some protection, and eventually something to build with.

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What we're about

"Permaculture. A copyright word, owned as a common copyright by the Permaculture Institutes & their graduates. Derived from ‘Permanent’ and ‘Culture’, as follows:

Permanent: From the Latin permanens, to remain to the end, to persist throughout (per = through, manere = to continue)

Culture: From the Latin cultura - cultivation of land, or the intellect. Now generalized to mean all those habits, beliefs, or activities than sustain human societies.

Thus, Permaculture is the study of the design of those sustainable or enduring systems that support human society, both agricultural & intellectual, traditional & scientific, architectural, financial & legal. It is the study of integrated systems, for the purpose of better design & application of such systems"
-Bill Mollison
Permaculture.net

"Permaculture Design is not the rain, the roof, or the garden. Permaculture Design is the connections between these things. Permaculture brings cohesion where there was once isolation."

"The practice of designing sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns."
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"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions rather than asking only one yield of them & of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions."
-Bill Mollison

Meet other local people who are interested in Permaculture, urban sustainability and related issues. Meetups are typically held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

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