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…

Announcing Autumn 2022 Programs!

As our days get shorter we have turned our thoughts to the containers we desire for our gathering together- virtually and in person – this Fall. We are proud to be pulling together a variety of options that draw on the strengths of EartHand’s past offerings (we hear you when you ask for more!). And,…

Order the book ‘Worn’ with us for a discounted rate

In anticipation of the ‘Ancestral Cloth: Textiles and Racism reading group‘, a series that is part of our soon-to-be-released Fall 2022 Paid Programming announcements, we are starting to collect names and payment from folks who would like to purchase the book Worn: a People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser. Pulp Fiction in Vancouver, is…

August weaving nights return

Free Program: Last year we found this weaving intensive was a great way to draw the summer to a close, so are repeating it with 3 nights offered to come out and weave with others. Bring your unfinished projects to continue work or start something new. There will be a variety of plant materials currently…

Summer with EartHand

It feels so good to gather in person again! We have some outdoor open studio sessions planned, as well as community events that you will find us at over the summer months, as we share skills and methods for processing both nettle, flax for linen and wool fleece for spun lines that will be dyed…

Braiding Past Threads to Present Place now Underway!

The Braiding Past Threads to Present Place BIPOC Artist Research Cohort has commenced its workshops in late May. After an on-line info session, the cohort gathered in-person for the first time for a Plant & Fibre-Based Workshop led by Sharon Kallis at Trillium on May 23. The cohort had a tour at the garden and…

Introducing 2022 Artists-in-Residence

Stay tuned for more exciting events of this year’s artists-in-residence program, including Meagan Innes weaving on an earth loom at Trillium that will be built by David Gowman, and crossover events between Anna Heywood Jones’s natural dye research and other EartHand programs! Anna Heywood-Jones Anna Heywood-Jones is a settler artist and educator based on the…

Surrey Museum Textile Garden

The Museum of Surrey has a fantastic textile focus with a wonderful library and vibrant series of programs for teaching about textiles; so we are thrilled to be helping them take that energy and focus to the gardens outside! Are you a Surrey resident – a senior or youth – interested in learning more about…

Last Cultural Territories 101 session

Join us for the final virtual gathering in our popular series Cultural Territories 101 Thursday May 12 7-8.30pm. This time around Nicole will invite guests to research, learn and discuss pertinent topics that affect these Nations and their sovereignty. Nicole will be leading light discussion around the plants, fibres, weaving and cultural practices of each…

Means of Production 20th Anniversary!

Join us virtually- as we attempt to live stream a talk and tour of the garden now with Oliver Kellhammer in NYC. Oliver is the artist who began the garden working with Environmental Youth Alliance, with support from Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board. Many people in the city – artists…

Cultural Territories Resources

Nicole Preissl has done such a great job putting together resources for those that have participated in our Cultural Territories 101 series, we didn’t want this collection of links to get lost If you missed Nicole’s last Cultural Territories 101 conversation, or just wanted to follow up on some of the reading, here is a…