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…

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

2 sessions, Sundays, 1pm-5pm Feb 11 and 18, Location TBA Max 12 $150  REGISTER for Salmon Leather Guild 2  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 the world, from Asia to…

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…

Linen Growers Club 2018

9 sessions First Tuesday of the Month, from March through September, 6-8pm Plus additional retting & processing dates Trillium North Park – except first class (location TBA) Max 15 $220  REGISTER for the Linen Growers Club  EartHand Gleaners Society is offering this popular program again! Do you have an interest in gardening and textiles? This…

Summer Open Studio Sessions

Open Studio at Trillium North Park These free drop in studio sessions are a chance to get to know others in the EartHand community, use EartHand’s equipment and practice skills with others! Please come prepared to work on your own project, technical advice and assistance is available but note these sessions are not classes. Fridays…

Spinners Walking Club: Seawall & Shoreline

5 Sessions, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm June 20-July 4 and Aug. 15-22 Locations to meet TBA These 5 free walking sessions are opportunities to come together as a group of drop spinners and practice the communal meditation of walking and spinning, listening and talking. Each week, a new 2km part of the seawall will be explored and…

FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series

6 Sessions, Saturday, once a month from March-August  2018 10am-2pm Max 15 Free, Registration Required Tickets released 4 weeks before event date  PLEASE have respect for others, do not sign up for a program and not show up Six opportunities for gathering, learning, and making in tune with the land. Each session will be a…

2018 Stewardship Sessions

Sessions are led by Jaymie Johnson and are drop in opportunities to become familiar with the crops growing at both Trillium North and Means of Production Garden. Time is spent primarily on seasonal  stewardship tasks from planting, harvesting and weeding with fun diversions into the studio potential that the various crops offer. Some dates overlap…

Natural Pigments

1 session, Saturday  May 26 10am-4pm Trillium North Park $93 REGISTER for Natural Pigments with Catherine Shapiro  Registration/cancellation closes May 12 on this class Local artist and gardener Catherine Shapiro has been growing and researching pigments for making her own  paints for several years as part of her creative practice. The morning is primarily an…

Trillium Community Dyers Club

8 sessions: Sundays 2-5.30pm   April 8, May 13, June 10, July  8, Aug 12, Sept 9 Tuesdays 6-9pm  June 26, July 31 $75   REGISTER for the Trillium Community Dyers Club  This new monthly program is a chance for community members to dip toes into the world of the natural dye pot. Led by Nicola Hodges,…