Category: Event

2010 Summer Market Schedule

By , 19 May 2010 10:12

If you are a returning customer, send me an email or give me a call to let me know the day you plan to come. That way I will bring extra bokashi for you.

May 23 – Kitsilano: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

June 2 – Main Street: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

June 13 – Kitsilano

June 20 – Car Free Day [Main St] – Noon – 8:00 P.M.

July 04 – Kitsilano

July 07 – Main St

July 21 – Main St

October 23 – Kitsilano


I am, of course, available at anytime to meet with new and repeat customers.

Once again, all customers will get a bokashi card. After your 5th refill, you get a free bag of bokashi!!


There is also a coupon on p. 209 of the 2010




2009 Farmers Market Schedule

By , 26 June 2009 08:30

If you are a returning customer, send me an email or give me a call to let me know the day you plan to come. That way I will bring extra bokashi for you.

New this year: All customers will get a bokashi card. After your 5th refill, you get a free bag of bokashi!!

June 28 – Kitsilano [Map]
July 1 – Main Street Station [Map]
July 8 – Main Street
June 15 – Main Street
July 22 – Main Street
July 26 – Kitsilano
July 29 – Kitsilano
Aug 2 – Gastown [Map] – New!
Aug 9 – Kitsilano
Aug 16 – Gastown
Aug 23 – Kitsilano
Aug 16 – Gastown
Sept 6 – Kitsilano
Sept 27 – Salmon Celebration*
Oct 18 – Kitsilano
Oct 25 – Kitsilano

*in Vanier Park [Corrected 25Sep09 – Not a Farmers Market event. Regrets for the inconvenience this may have caused]

I have also applied to am attending the Gastown Farmers Market which will operate on Sundays between August and September. When I know my dates, I’ll add them here and in the sidebar.

dj Cheb i Sabbah / Diwali

By , 10 November 2007 23:56

I attended this on Thursday evening.

dj Cheb i Sabbah [wikipedia] is a world beat electronic dj [music via SeeqPod] and had a great time!! It was part of the City of Vancouver’s Celebrate Diwali event.*

It was co-hosted by Beats without Borders

…made up of 4 established world beat DJs, who spin the best dance music on the planet… from funked out afrobeat to sexy middle-eastern bellydance to bangin’ bhangra, we’ll rock the party, guaranteed.

Here are some pics:

dj cheb i sabbah2 - 8nov07.jpg

diwali red room - 08Nov09.jpg

dj cheb i sabbah1 - 8nov07.jpg

and a short video:

Website: Cheb i Sabbah

*As I recall, Diwali celebrations were focused in the Punjabi Market area of Vancouver and were getting a bit rowdy and uncontrolled with fireworks going off and large groups of [young] people congregating in the streets. So making it a city wide event diffused that energy which some people are unhappy about.

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At the Vancouver Folk Music Festival outside market

By , 16 July 2007 16:46

Last year, the day before I joined the Co-Operative Auto Network, I went the Vancouver Music Festival and spent some time at the outside market along the fence. I decided that I would bring my bokashi buckets next year and so I did.

This was the first time I brought inventory ready to sell at an event. I started getting ready on Wednesday with new flyers and material. I hired J, my neighbour’s son as my assistant and ‘guard dog’ as he called himself.

We started early and got there about 8:30 A.M. All day parking for $5? Can’t beat that. Got a spot between two existing booths and started to setup. Three trips later I was ready for the day:

Folk Fest #1 - 15jul07

That’s J, not me. Here I am at work:

FolkFest #2 - 15jul07

All I can say is that the day was very long. It was great too. Lots of information given out and explanations made. I brought bokashi to sell separately and a few people bought that. As well, I have two new bokashi composting customers:

Lisa and Devin:
Folk Fest #3 - 15jul07

Kathy and Jeremy:
Folk Fest #4 - 15jul07
[Kathy has provided me with two referrals – Thanks!]

My neighbours included Miriam of Flaming Angels Design
Folk Fest #5 - 15jul07
had helpful advice about vending to share

and Leslie [taking a break]
Folk Fest #6 - 15jul07
who lent us her comfy chairs for us to sit on. Much appreciated!! I went out and bought one on Monday.

Finally, a panorama of the view from our area:

Folk Fest #7 - Panorama - 15jul07
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Metropolis at Metrotown offers free e-waste recycling until 22 April 07

By , 18 April 2007 07:37

I found this on Vancouver Craigslist

Earth Day coming up on Saturday…. Boy are they in for a surprise with the amount of stuff that will show up.

Metropolis at Metrotown

Got Old Electronics? Anyone with old computers, printers and electronics is encouraged to drop by Metropolis at Metrotown’s Atrium Court between April 16 -22. Metropolis at Metrotown will recycle all electronics for free!

Bonus: “What’s more? Get a free herb planter in exchange for electronics and help lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions while quantities last!”

ACCEPTABLE – Electronics

  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Telephone systems
  • All Television types
  • VCR’s
  • 3M Players
  • Electronic games
  • Sony Play Stations 1 – 2 – 3
  • Radios
  • CD Players
  • Cellular phones
  • PC (personal computer)
  • Monitors CRT’s
  • Mainframe computers
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Photocopiers
  • Scientific equipment
  • Toner cartridges
  • Photographic sound & visual recording equipment
  • Cameras
  • Car stereos
  • Electric ballasts
  • Electronic wiring
  • Power cables
  • Irons
  • Watches

Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Mon – Fri

9:30 am – 9:00 pm Sat

11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sun

Location: Atrium Court. Ground Level

Other resources for e-waste recycling:

Alternative Disposal & Recycling Locations

e-waste end of life electronic equipment

Starting in 2008 all e-waste in the GVRD will be banned from landfill sites:

Cross-posted at

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Seed ball making workshop – March 10, 2007 1 – 4pm

By , 13 February 2007 09:20

Sign up on website….

Seed ball making workshop – The Vancouver Guerilla Gardening Meetup Group (Vancouver, BC) –

When: Saturday, March 10, 2007, 1:00 PM

Where: Mount Pleasant Community Center
3161 Ontario Street
Vancouver , BC V5T 2Z1


We will be supplying

Seed – Crimson clover, White dutch clover, grass seeds, wild flowers
bring your own seeds to add to the mix – California poppy welcome

Red Clay


Mixing bowls

You will need to bring

a container for taking your seed balls home – something like a small pizza box so that the seed balls won’t be stacked too high on top of each other, they will be fragile.

At the end of the day…

You will be able to take 1/3 of the seed balls home for your own use and experimentation
The other 2/3 will be used to populate a guerrilla garden site at 7th and Hemlock

A planting day will be arranged within three weeks of the workshop date.

There is a $5.00 fee for this event.

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Northern Voice 2007

By , 31 January 2007 11:58

I registered today for this event.

Northern Voice 2007 | Canada’s Blogging Conference

Northern Voice is a two-day, non-profit personal blogging conference that’s being held at the UBC main campus on February 23-24, 2007.

I’m looking forward to it.


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January 27, Saturday – Vancouver Guerrilla Gardening Meet-Up Group

By , 24 January 2007 23:27

Interesting. The same week I retire my Urban Wilderness blog, I learn about this:

The first get together of a new guerrilla gardening group. Come discuss strategies for attack and brainstorm ideas. Bring with you ideas to share such as: your motivations for getting involved, creative ways to provoke interest, nurseries which sell cheap native seeds, locations to target, plant lists for exposed and sunny sites with poor soils…and anything else you can imagine that relates to the cause. The meeting takes place at 1:00pm. For further info email orenATearthtonedDOTnet. To sign up for the event, or to learn more about the group, visit: A small meeting fee of $1 per person covers the first month of this meetup’s online posting. An additional cost of $5 will go towards having the event catered with healthy snacks.

I will be there.


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