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…

EartHand’s 2019 Program Lineup!

The Master List of our workshop and free program offerings for 2019, with the exception of one or two still in the works. Most programming takes place in Vancouver, with some field trips and exceptions to accommodate large groups. Our usual haunts: – MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona – Trillium North Park, …

Indigo for the Intimidated

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley 2019 Wednesdays 7-9pm Sept 18 & 25 All tool use and supplies included $95 REGISTER on Paypal Feeling blue about the challenge of tackling indigo and fermentation pots? This is a relatively fast and straight forward approach to working with indigo leaves fresh from the garden. Catherine…

Spinners Slow Hikes

Stanley Park & SeaWall 2019 Tuesday nights 7-9pm, July 16, 30, Aug 13, 20 Free RSVP on Eventbrite Join Sharon for these informal groups – coming together to spin  and take time to slow down and see what is at our feet as we stroll. Mark your calendar for these slow walks in Stanley Park…

Seasonal Fibre Research Guilds 2019

Once a month, these groups will come together for seasonal based harvest and processing inquiry and to share a meal. Collectively we will work between both MOP and Trillium, stewarding, harvesting and processing. Members divide the days’ processed materials for personal work, bringing their own ideas, experience and plants they want to share and explore…

Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden 2019

April-October 2019, see dates below Means of Production Garden @ 6th & St.Catherines/ Trillium North Park @ Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver $310 REGISTER on PayPal 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,…

Straw Into Gold: Linen Processing Intensive 2019

Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Two Mondays, May 27 & June 3, 6:30-9pm All tool use and materials provided; participants will take home seeds and stricks of linen they have processed $175 REGISTER through PayPal Interested in growing your own flax, but intimidating by the process of turning it into linen? This…

Knapping in Public

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley 2019 Sunday May 26, 1-4pm All tool use and supplies included $75 REGISTER through PayPal Begin your journey of making ancient tools from stone in an urban environment and learn the art and meditation of flintknapping. Beginner to expert – all skill levels welcome. Participants will learn…

Homegrown Mouthpieces

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St @ Heatley 2019 Saturdays Feb 26 and March 2, 1-4pm All tool use and supplies included $110 Before registering, please email instructor at earthandgleaners(at)gmail.com with Homegrown in the subject line to confirm experience suitability for class REGISTER through PayPal Using local fruit and other hardwoods salvaged from tree pruning,…

Baba Yaga’s Slippers

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona 2 Monday nights 2019 Feb 25, Mar 4, 6-9pm $130 Register on PayPal This workshop using the diagonal plait technique is challenging but extremely rewarding, and gives participants a pair of slippers unlike anything else in the woven world. Starting off with paper samplers to understand…

Oil-Tanning & Talk with Lotta Rahme

Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Sunday 7 April, 1-4pm All tool use and materials included $165 REGISTER through PayPal We are delighted to welcome the world-renowned tanner Lotta Rahme to Vancouver! Whether you’re a beginner or have been making leather for a while (perhaps intimidated by how tough it is to soften…