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…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Artists’ Share

Last week Treasuring Strathcona had the pleasure of joining Amy Walker for Artists’ Share at the Community Centre. We spent a joyful afternoon stitching on cloth that was collaboratively dyed & printed with plants harvested from the Strathcona Community Garden. Passersby also added to an ongoing leaf rubbing project that holds botanical impressions from plants…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Fall Harvest Festival

On September 21st the Strathcona Community Garden held their annual Fall Harvest Festival. It was such a lovely afternoon spent in a beautiful community space with live music, bread fresh from the cob oven, and remarkable knowledge holders found throughout the garden. We hosted an activity table where we explored natural dyeing, eco-bundling and plant…

Youth4Nature

Ongoing work with Stanley Park Ecology Society over the last year will culminate in a final installation session October 5th 1-4pm. Geared to youth from 13- 3o, can you join us? Register here We will be digging, planting, weaving and more to complete this site rehabilitation, dress for the weather- rain or shine!

Fish Leather Sewn Pouches with Janey Chang

2 Thursdays, November 7 and 14 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer StRegister here $65 – materials extra as stated below Janey will lead participants through the creation of their own unique projects, providing templates and patterns for a few simple projects, or, bring a clear idea of your own design. These two sessions…

Stitched Felt Vessels with Amy Walker

2 Wednesdays, November 13, 20 6.30-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. Register here $85– materials extra Hats or Bags? Make a vessel for your head, or for other useful things! These two nights introduce basic stitching construction with felt, managing edges and pattern basics. Personal flare encouraged! Depending on the scope of project…

Salmon Leather Tanning with Janey Chang

new dates_ 2 Thursdays, October 17 and 24 6-9 pm 710 Keefer St.- Maclean Park Fieldhouse $125 register here Fish skin leather is an ancient skill that was once common among ocean and freshwater  communities in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a beautiful textile that can be tanned in different ways to create a strong…

Wet Felting Basics with Amy Walker

2 Wednesdays, October 23, 30 6.30- 9pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St $95 Register here Wet felting uses water and agitation to create fabric from animal hair/fibres (we’ll be using wool). This two-night class introduces wet-felting technique in the first session, with a follow-up night of experimentation and production! Participants will leave with at…

Drop Spindle Introduction

Monday October 28 6-9 pm Maclean Park Fieldhouse- 710 Keefer St $50 Register Here Are you clumsy with the drop spindle, or new to spinning and need some assistance and help getting going? If you find yourself too familiar with the ‘drop’ part of the spindle, this clinic will help get you spinning with confidence…

Braids and Beyond

Wednesday November 6 6.30-9pm Register Here$50 Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St Instructor: Sharon Kallis Join Sharon for an evening of exploring different braid styles. General focus will be on learning  simple flat braids either 5, 7 or 9 strand, as well as a round 4ply braid. Using natural materials from our gardens as well…

Buttons: wood & antler

October 3 6.30-9pm $32.00 Register here Maclean park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St. Instructor: David Gowman What projects are your dreaming of for your  winter making nights? Spend an evening with David at the Fabulous Horn Shop cutting local hard woods and antlers from his saved stash for buttons and closures  that will come in handy…