Our Mission

EartHand Gleaners Society is an arts based organization that fosters ecological diversity and community. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and founded in 2013  our intention is to: Develop environmental education by fostering hand-based skill development through the creative arts, pursuing creative ways of reducing green-waste through up-purposing of  waste stream materials and invasive plants.

Soil to Sky – one very last event…

It’s almost hard to imagine that the time is upon us, but here it comes: the very last Soil to Sky event, the Final Celebration on Saturday November 5. We’ve all learned so much from this project. It didn’t go off the way we expected, but we took the twists and turns with good grace,…

Final Celebration November 5th

Worlds collide in the best creative way possible on Saturday November 5th as we celebrate the end of the Soil to Sky Project   during the Heart of the City Festival at Trillium North Park from 1- pm- Rain or Shine! Including: Assembling the final kites with the pieces made over the last 6 weeks at…

Realms of Refuge

If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together. We believe that building community and caring for each other is the most important work that we undertake. It is why we teach, why we collaborate and bridge and convene circles of makers; why we make by hand, so…

PROJECT:Weaving Our Social Fabric

Announcing a new project for the Fall of 2016 at Trillium North Park. Three local artists, Melodie Flook, David Gowman and Arlin ffrench, will be joining us at our work space at Trillium. The group projects to be undertaken include collaborative fence weaving using local plants (Festoonery), a handmade rain catchment system carved from local…

Blackberry Butterfly Net- Community Project

Our whirlwind series of nights at Richmond’s Bridgeport Industrial Park wrapped up this last week with a final celebration of the art work made and now installed on site. Blackberry/Butterfly Net This temporary sculptural installation is made from invasive blackberry vines harvested from the Bridgeport Industrial Park. Inspired by childhood memories of running in a…

Math and Rope

Our feelings about rope-making range from mild enthusiasm to deep conviction and fanaticism — and we’ll be the first to admit, it’s an esoteric pursuit. But believe it or not, there are more rope-making evangelists like us out there. Historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, mathematicians and physicists — they’re coming at it from some pretty amazing, intellectual places. Our…

Tea Party and Project Celebration!

Join us Saturday August 13th 1-4pm at the Richmond Pollinator Pasture in Bridgeport Industrial Park Iced nettle tea, and other light refreshments served in the pasture under  the crochet tea tent. See the final sculpture installed. Featuring musical duet by Mr. Fire-Man playing a hand-made wooden horn and Jamie Macdonald on ukulele. how to find…

Porchapalooza!

Wednesday August 3rd is Porchapalooza at Trillium North Park! 6-11pm Bring  something for the potluck dinner at 6pm, plate and cutlery, water bottle and picnic blanket or camping chair are also encouraged. We will have a community weaving/ rope making project going to keep hands busy while we listen to the tunes of the Legion…

Fence Weaving Project at Trillium

Have some free summer afternoons or evenings this summer and wondering what to do? Local artist Melodie Flook is looking for volunteers to help beautify the fence on the western edge of our work bay. Ropemaking, crocheting and knitting are just a few of the skills you can learn or practice using local plant materials…

Blackberry Harvest!

Work for the sculpture being made in Richmond begins this week with our harvest of blackberry skin for rope-making fibre.  Blackberry Fibre Harvest Wed. June 29, 5.30-8.30 pm  at Bridgeport Industrial Park Meet at the west end of the pasture by the Apiary. Bring leather work gloves or clippers if you have them, tools and…

Eslhalha7kw’hiwus project complete!

Eslhalha7kw`hiwus is a Squamish word shared with us by language keeper Rebecca Duncan, who received it from her late father. It describes how our lines are all connected: to each other, the land, the plants, and our ancestors; and it expresses the intention of our project to re-establish a respectful relationship of balance between a…