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…

Material to Maker Matchmaking

10-11:30 Saturday 29 September @ Roundhouse Community Centre A “speed dating” session for Vancouver makers to meet gardeners with plantings and green waste that could be up-purposed for creative use. Are you a maker that could help in a garden and/or up-cycle another’s greenwaste? Do you have a garden that produces materials you think might…

Local Threads: relearning, reciprocity, reconnection on Salish land and sea

We’re having a show! September 17-29 at the Roundhouse, in Vancouver. There will be images, objects and artefacts from the work unfolding primarily in Means of Production Garden and Trillium North, where crops are grown for basketry, cloth, dye, tool making and musical instruments; as well as workshops and interactive events throughout the course of the…

Land & Sea: Horizons

After a year of shared conversations and experiences of nettle, flax, nets, fish leather, and what it means to be living and striving for connection in the lands of the Salish Peoples, we launch into the final  investigations and celebration of the work we have done. Coming together, we have broadened our understanding of traditions…

Wayfinding: Weaving

Nicole Preissl (Stolo) and Veronica Rose (Gitxsan) will be leading a series of interactive and informative walks for participants aged 13-24 who are interested in weaving with natural fibres. The walks will take place between MOP and Trillium North Park, where EartHand Gleaners has their locations. The walks are meant to engage youth in weaving…

Summer Shoreline Spinning

This summer, the EartHand Land & Sea project gets us  out of our chairs from conversation circles and begins the practice of walking while spinning or rope making along various coastal shores in our  community. The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club…

Wayfinding: Fibre and Dye

Artists Nicola Hodges and Anna Heywood-Jones will lead a series of research-based walking tours, alongside youth collaborators, throughout the course of the upcoming growing season. Traveling the path between EartHand Gleaners Society’s two sites, Trillium North Park and Means of Production Garden, each walk will focus on identifying plants growing along the route, learning through…

2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along!

Sunday May 13, 12-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver Have you learned to spin with us? Come out and pay it forward! We’d love all hands and shaggy shedding paws on deck for our 2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along. If you have a dog and are curious about how spinnable your dog’s…

Nets,Yarns, and Weaving Reconciliation with Vancouver Moving Theatre

We have a pretty awesome relationship with our colleagues at Vancouver Moving Theatre, and we’re delighted to be cross-pollinating each others’ projects again this spring. VMT’s Rosemary Georgeson will be joining us for an evening of “Nets and Yarns” at Trillium on May 7. Later in the month, the EartHand crew and the Weaving Wagon…

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…