From May 9- June 5 2016
From Soil to Sky is an opportunity for urban artists, gardeners, paper-makers, spinners, woodworkers, kite- fliers and care-givers to spend 12 sessions over the springtime sharing skills and resources while collaborating to make the best-flying, most inspiring kites we can -completely from materials that grow right in our neighbourhoods.
These are by-invitation research labs, and we hope to have funding to take what we learn back to the community in the fall of 2016 for community session kite making.
Aside from local hand-skilled folks in our community, invited to learn with us were staff or volunteers from Strathcona After School Adventures, Environmental Youth Alliance, Extra Steps Preschool, Hives for Humanity and Hastings Learning Garden and our project partner, British Columbia Kite-Fliers Association.
Each lab has a leader with skills in that particular area, and room for both community skill holders and our partnering organizations to participate. Informal learning and sharing lab times are allowing for cross pollination of current projects, sharing of resources and deepening our understanding of how we can work together on creative local environmental based projects in Strathcona, our shared community.
A huge thank you to all of our participants and to the City of Vancouver: Office of Cultural Affairs and Vancouver Park Board: Arts Culture and Engagement for making this project possible.
Take a look at the labs of flickr!