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…

Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver, October 7, 2017

Rainbow Parade up Commercial Drive to feast at Trout Lake — spinning on the back of the bike, salmon leather hanging in the Weaving Wagon; and good conversations with friends new and old the whole way. Sending our hopes and best wishes for a safe and fruitful journey.

Land & Sea Weaving Conversation Circle at Britannia

Delicious nibbles by Sharon & David, thigh-spinning nettle with me, and fishing stories with Rosemary & Woody in the Mezzanine at Britannia Rink. Some of us were experienced with rope and spindle, so already understood the mechanics of making twine; for others it was completely new. We reviewed ‘twist to the left, cross to the…

Salmon Leather Community Learning Circle

Super keen participants made our Community Learning Circle at Skipper Otto’s a pleasure to lead. Some of them weren’t even there to get hands-on; just to find out what it’s all about and ask good questions. Thanks to Amy Logan for this writeup in the Westender about it.

Walk for Reconciliation

Thank you everyone for being a part of the day on September 24. What a time! It was such pleasure to have our team representing EartHand and our Land & Sea project … there were so many good conversations over the course of the afternoon, so many people were touched by what we are up…

Land & Sea Conversation Circle at the World Environmental Education Congress

This September we had the opportunity to be presenters at the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver, BC. The lineup of plenary speakers was illustrious, including some of the most famous names associated with environmental issues, education and philosophy in Canada and beyond: Jeanette Armstrong, Wade Davis, David Suzuki, Tara Cullis, and Elizabeth May, among…

Willow Weaving Sampler – FULL

3 sessions, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Nov 15, 22, 29 MacLean Park FieldHouse, 710 Keefer St $125 Sorry, class filled! Max 6   Working with willow and other withe (stick-like) materials means turning straight and stiff, abstract elements into a union of curvilinear forms and strength. In this three evening workshop series, we’ll use willow from Trillium…

Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild

8 sessions, Tuesdays 6-9pm October 17- December 12 ( note no class October 31st) The BeeSpace, 580 Powell Street $175 Max 12 REGISTER for the Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild EartHand Gleaners is proud to partner with Abeego, makers of the original beeswax food wraps, and Hives for Humanity to offer this unique research…

Fibre Blending Research Guild – FULL

…from the wild and woolly to the tamed or grown 6 sessions, Mondays 6:30-9pm October 16-November 20 @ Maclean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St, Vancouver $125 Sorry, class filled! Max 10 Looking at clothing labels often shows that our contemporary clothes are blends of various fibres. And, we have likely been wearing blended fibre combinations…

Salmon Leather

Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early 20th Century, and is now practiced by small tanneries in Europe and Australia serving the artisanal and luxury goods…

Sheep Skin Tanning – FULL

Sheep skin tanning workshop with Crow’s Nest Wildcraft, hosted by Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm, Aldergrove

Everett Crowley Weavers Group

4 Sessions, Wednesday nights 6-9pm Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13 Champlain Heights Community Centre Lounge $71.43 Registration is through the City of Vancouver online registration portal, activity 130486, or by calling Champlain Heights Community Centre at 604-718-6575 We are excited to announce EartHand’s partnership with Champlain Heights Community Centre and Vancouver Park Stewards…