April-October 2019, see dates below
Means of Production Garden @ 6th & St.Catherines/ Trillium North Park @ Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver
Means of the Production Garden in Mount Pleasant becomes the site for research, work and crop share for a small group of dedicated individuals interested in building community while growing, tending and using natural dye plants.
Over six months together we will plant, tend and harvest various plants at MOP for shared use and equal division. Participants agree to attend a minimum of 10 of the 15 offered work dates as well as the site orientation and to work in a collaborative and cooperative way within the small group.Four studio sessions at Trillium North Park allow time for prepping our fibres and cooking up seasonal dye baths. Cost includes an unprocessed fleece and sample yardage of linen for swatches as decided by the group. Building on what has been learned from 2 successful years of this program it includes:, a later season studio session, material for dying, potluck fibre for dye-pots component and a shared group google document for notes and dye reference. Only 7 spaces max are offered for the 2019 coop.
Lead and Host: Sharon Kallis
Garden Dates at M.O.P:
generally 2nd Wed 6-8pm, 4th Thurs 6-8pm, 2nd Sun 3-5pm
April 10 (site orientation), 14, 25, May 8,12, 23, June 9,12, 27 Jul 10,14,18 Aug 11,14, 22 Sept 1, Oct 27 ( poke berry harvest and solar dyes for take home)
Studio Dates at Trillium:
potluck Sundays 12noon-5pm
April 28, June 30, July 7, Sept 22