Our Mission

EartHand Gleaners Society uses a community-engaged model for creating environmental art programs 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…

November, December, Together

From traveling through each others bookshelves to Plan Jam Goal Friends, we have some opportunities to be online together soon! Sharon and other EartHand leaders are doing lots of work behind the scenes to get ready for what we will be offering in the coming months for both technical learning and community sharing time. Meanwhile,…

Listen While You Work…

Short cold days and long winter nights is the perfect time to get lost at home in hand projects galore. Below is a growing list of things that have inspired thoughtful listening while working on hand projects. Favourites from our executive director Sharon Kallis: Canadian actor and writer Dan Levy has been taking the University…

Wednesday nights are for making!

What is your goal or passion project- weaving or knitting? Either way we have got you covered for supportive online learning and skill sharing with a few spots open in the two following programs. Nicole Preissl is leading a Weavers Guild that starts up on October 28, coaching people via zoom on weaving small tapestry…

Get knit ready for the winter!

We are thrilled to have Nicola Hodges able to work with us still – joining us virtually from the Sunshine Coast. Time together with knitting needles has always been a part of how our community gathers, and this fall we have formalized this into a guild opportunity where a small group of knitters can inspire…

Simple Vessel Weaving Guild

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30, Sept 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3  6 sessions – $75 Max 8 participants, virtual participation book your spot to participate here Become comfortable weaving on a form, practicing twining techniques, and building skills required for weaving garden hats in 2021! Garden ornamental and invasive seasonal green-waste are the…

Making in Parks: Stitch and Strategize Events!

Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners and Amy Walker of Makemobile enjoy making in public whenever possible. In the spirit of using public spaces as places for arts and life, we invite you to bring your own portable hand work (ie knitting, stitching, braiding, weaving, carving painting, etc.) for three physically-distant making jams in three city parks….

Gifts from the Salmon Guild

Registration: 8 spaces, book your spot here. This is a part of EartHand’s pilot series of Guilds- rethinking how we learn together. The $25 monthly fee is going direct to the skill holder facilitating the group.

Hops, Dandelion, Lilac Bark and Buttercups: Nelson Update

We’re more than halfway through EartHand’s first Kootenay-based programming, the Nelson Materials Investigation Series! For three sessions now, a group of 7-8 of us, primarily located on the traditional territories of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa peoples in the West Kootenays, have gathered virtually via Zoom for a show-and-tell of backyard fibre materials, to share and…

What Is A Digital Garden? Artist Talk with Sarah Holloway

✿What Is a Digital Garden? ✿ Artist talk and Q & A with Sarah Holloway   ✮✮July 7th, 2020 7pm (PT) Get your tickets here! The language of how we describe experiences in the environment and computation are intertwined. The internet is described as water, social media as a mycelium network and navigating digital spaces…

garden tours and mapping

Join in and help us map the garden in real time, so Sarah Holloway can create a digital map for both sites! These are free events, sponsored in part by Vancouver Park Board: Arts Culture and Engagement Dept and EartHand Gleaners Society What is a digital garden you ask? find out July 7th 7.15-8.15pm, virtual…