Come out and meet us!
Saturday November 8th
at Trillium North
Tour the storage containers, find out about our plans to support the grassy meadow with native pollinators on site.
Located at the corner of Malkin and Thornton Streets, Trillium North opened mid-summer, but local artists and other residents in the area began working with Vancouver Park Board back in 2012, providing input into what the park might be for community.
The special plantings and design features of Trillium North make it unlike any other park in the city- with plants specifically chosen because of their traditional use by the First Peoples of British Columbia. As the plants mature and can be harvested community will have opportunity to learn about the plants, participate in garden bed maintenance and learn the traditional methods of processing plant fibres into useful things like rope or baskets for daily living.
Trillium North is designed to be an outdoor classroom, performance space, gathering place and a new concept in community gardens- not food-focused or with individual plots- but for groups to work together learning about making what we need from the land. Four of the bedding areas are designated as the responsibility of the local non-profit EartHand Gleaners Society, who is working with Vancouver Park Board to develop community environmental art opportunities.
EartHand Gleaners Society is joined by Environmental Youth Alliance, and together we hope to transform Trillium North into a new Community Environmental Art Hub.
Strathcona Community Centre and the Strathcona After School Adventures Program are getting involved in the park and have joined us for recent grant applications for upcoming projects. We want to share our vision for this new community space, hear your thoughts and find connection points to get you involved for 2015 events.
artist rendering by David Gowman of proposed pollinator house: