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…

Free Summer Programs

Join us in-person at Trillium Park for these free drop-in summer programs! No registration needed. Follow the links for more details about each including what to bring and what to expect regarding public health guidelines. Mending Gatherings at Trillium 6:00-9:00 pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month June 9, July 14,  August 11 Crafting Summer Socials…

Meet our Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce three awesome people who are joining us with support from their schools. Each intern will be learning about connecting the growing and tending of plants for creative use to workshop development, with a  focus on mapping both the garden beds and seasonal work tasks. Rebecca Wang (chenyirebecca.com) is an artist…

Stewardship Opportunity- MOP

UPDATE: all spaces are full for new stewards at this time- with provincial restrictions on gathering we do need to limit the number of people we have in the a garden. please keep following us, and we will look to more training sessions in 2022. Once a month-ish short, online meetings happen to discuss current…

Spring Guilds!

We are so excited to announce two new guilds launching this month that are enticing enough to keep you on Zoom during these beautiful late spring and summer evenings: Local Colour: Dye and Documentation Guild with CZarina Lobo – For the Intermediate dyer, starting June 1st and running 6 sessions spaced throughout the spring to…

Cultural Territories 101: Resources

With stories, photos, and discussion, Nicole Preissl has skillfully guided us from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō and other Coast Salish Territories, through Syilx Territory in the Okanagan, to Ktunaxa and Sinixt Territory in the Southern Interior during the first 3 sessions of the Cultural Territories 101 Guild. The following are a (non-exhaustive)…

Virtual Loom Building

A quick story on the potential of virtual learning. Building a warp-weighted loom virtually is something I, Jaymie, never imagined I would ever do for numerous reasons – until 6 months ago I did not know what a warp-weighted loom was; I am a beginner woodworker without a studio space; If I’m honest I don’t…

I’m Here for the Joy!

“I’m here for the joy” was a statement echoed by multiple participants in Tuesday night’s first Cultural Territories 101 with Nicole Preissl – and if you’ve had the opportunity to interact with Nicole (virtually or pre-pandemic) you won’t be surprised by this sentiment!   Nicole, born and raised in Burnaby, is Sto:lo from Leq’a:mel First…

Cultural Territories 101

We are so excited to announce this new free program hosted by Nicole Preissl! We have 4 sessions planned for this spring, and another 4 to come this fall, as learning and sharing opportunities to deepen our awareness of the cultures of the place we live and visit in this province . Thank you to…

Keep a Seasonal Almanac With Us

Join us online the last Monday of the month from March- November 7-8.30pm March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 30, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29 Free program! Join Jaymie Johnson (Nelson) and Sharon Kallis (Vancouver) and share what you are finding, tending, harvesting and using from your garden. Lets…

Makers’ Market Day is Happening!

So thrilled we are able to gather in small groups again outdoors and do this in person. As an organization with a motto- how do we be makers without first being consumers-, selling sticks feels very weird indeed. However, these are weird times we are living in, so here we are, hosting our first ever…