Blackberry Harvest!

Work for the sculpture being made in Richmond begins this week with our harvest of blackberry skin for rope-making fibre. 

Blackberry Fibre Harvest

Wed. June 29, 5.30-8.30 pm

 at Bridgeport Industrial Park

Meet at the west end of the pasture by the Apiary. Bring leather work gloves or clippers if you have them, tools and gloves available for sharing. Closed-toe shoes, long sleeves and pants are recommended. Rain or Shine:  dress for the weather.

In future rope making sessions the concept of butterfly collection nets will guide our design and the nets will be made with our hand-made blackberry fibre rope.IMG_7193

Getting There:

By Transit:  An 8 minute bus trip from Aberdeen Skytrain station. Take the #410 22nd St. Station bus to Cambie Community Centre. The bus stop located on # 3 Road directly under the Skytrain line.

By Car: Park at the Cambie Community Centre located at 12800 Cambie Road.

From Cambie Community Centre:

Cross Cambie Street at the pedestrian crossing and the footpath for Bath Slough is straight ahead, take the path on the right of the slough, and walk 10-15 minutes. Turn left when the path ends, cross the little bridge and you are in the pasture. We will meet and work near the Apiary located at this end of the pasture.

Site Information:

There is no water access or washroom on site. Please bring drinking water, and use the facilities at the Community Centre before coming to join us. The centre is open while we are on site should you need to use the restroom.

more information about this project can be found on this website here