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…

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…

Fence Weaving

Virtual to Real Time Fence weaving tutorials have been a success! Who knew, when the pandemic first began changing our way of gathering from in person to virtual -that we would be learning garden fence weaving online at the one year anniversary? So far, it has gone remarkably well and we have two fence weaving…

Weaving Our Community SkillShed: Tending Our Community FibreShed

Leaping from Rebecca Burgess’ ground-breaking book FibreShed (published2019). From that FibreShed perspective we identify our unique ‘Shed’ and bring Coastal Indigenous perspective to the centre of the work. Neighbour stewards, Master Gardeners, young art students, university educators, First Nations knowledge and skill holders, and other individuals teach and learn here side by side.  The garden transforms…

The Gardens Right Now…

Means of Production Through January and February- harvesting willow, hazel, ash and early pruning of apple trees and thimbleberry bushes, fence work begins! Crocus, snowdrops are underfoot, daffodils are blooming and the golden plum trees are about to pop. Trillium North Park through January and February- trimming willow, roses, snowberry, tending nettle beds and planning…

Seed Time!

With spring equinox almost here, it is time to work on making our summer colour dreams come true. Sharon gathered, dried and packaged several of her favourites last summer and fall from Means of Production and Trillium park. She has in the range of 10-20 packages of the following seeds available, and we are asking…

Early Spring Programs

March is just around the corner and a few new programs are now on our calendar ready for you to join. Did you know, March is when nesting season officially begins? It means no more hard pruning of bushes or shrubs which might disrupt new nests. It also means there is lots of mate finding…