2018 Events and Classes

2017 has been a fantastic year of growth and discovery —  in studio work, building our program registration and also learning how to do what we do to the best of our abilities. Thank you to everyone who has participated in growing our community! We are thrilled to follow up 2017 with a diverse offering…

Our Mission

EartHand Gleaners Society uses a community-engaged model for creating environmental art projects with opportunities for research, skill development and skill sharing. Our projects foster multicultural, interdisciplinary collaboration among community members and professionals in the fields of education, sciences and the arts. We model how to “Be a Producer without first being a Consumer”: to be…

fleece and flax time!

As a part of supporting our local fibre shed, for the first time ever we are offering connection for fibre folk to fleece from Barnston Island (near Pitt Meadows) and Marylin flax seed we have brought in from Pennsylvania. we are going to visit Susan and the sheep… this time with a car-so why not…

Introducing our Stewardship Coordinator!

We’re thrilled to have Jaymie Johnson officially begin in March as our stewardship coordinator for Trillium Park and Means of Production Garden. Until now this position  has been a volunteer role played mostly by Sharon, which she refers to as ‘garden triage’. We are excited about this for many reasons, one being that we can…

Community Learning Circle at Seymour Longhouse

We were honoured that this Community Learning Circle could be held at the Seymour Longhouse of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. We spent an afternoon tanning salmon leather thigh spinning nettle and linen for making nets; learning bow drill fire starting, carving, and other traditional skills. Most importantly, we spent the afternoon together. We were honoured to…

Community Willow Harvests, Fence Weaves & Celebrations

It’s that time of year again: Willow Harvest! Come help get ‘r done, and take home a bundle of willow for play. Means of Production, 6th Ave @ St.Catherines, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver Sunday January 14, 10-1 Afterparty at the Strathcona Garden Eco-Pavilion: warm up by the fire and catch the last hour of the Salmon…

Weaving~Conversation Circle: Net Making

Sunday 11.30am -2.30 pm February 4, Strathcona Community Garden Eco-Pavilion 759 Malkin Avenue Vancouver So far I’ve learned a few things from this project that have deeply influenced the way that I think about nets and fishing technology. At one of our Weaving~Conversation Circles last fall, Shaun Strobel of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery spoke about…

EartHand AGM 2017 – The Year in Review!

Saturday January 27, 1-4pm Strathcona Community Garden Eco Pavilion, 759 Malkin Avenue Vancouver Free – REGISTRATION REQUIRED Did you attend an EartHand event or workshop this past year? Then you are a member! Join us for our Annual General Meeting- the meeting will be short going over our annual report, financials and voting in a…

Salmon Leather Circle

Sunday January 14, 12:00-2:30pm Strathcona Garden Eco Pavilion, 759 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver Free Registration Required — Tickets on Eventbrite Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early…

Drop Spindle Clinic

1 session, Saturday June 23, 10-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Vancouver Max 12 $74  REGISTER for the Drop Spindle Clinic For all those who missed last fall’s “Wild & Woolly” workshop…. Are you a bit clumsy with the drop spindle, or never used one before and need some assistance and help getting going?…

Salmon Leather Guild

2 sessions, Sundays, 1pm-5pm Feb 11 and 18, Strathcona Community Garden Eco-Pavilion, 759 Malkin Ave Vancouver Max 12 $150  REGISTER for Salmon Leather Guild This is an update of our very popular fundraising class from the fall, exploring the ancient practice of making  leather from fish skins. Fish leather was known in cultures all over…

Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden

March- August, see dates below Means of Production Garden/ Trillium North Park Max 9 $275  REGISTER for a share in the Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden  Means of the Production Garden in Mount Pleasant becomes the site for research, work and crop share for a small group of dedicated individuals interested in building community while growing…

Weavers Research Guild

7 sessions, Saturdays every 3 weeks* 10am -1pm Feb 17, Mar 10, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 19, Jun 9, Jun 30 Means of Production Garden, 6th @ St.Catherines; Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton (Strathcona) Max 10 $250, includes materials & use of tools; personal gloves & secateurs welcome REGISTER for the Weavers Research…