March is just around the corner and a few new programs are now on our calendar ready for you to join.
Did you know, March is when nesting season officially begins? It means no more hard pruning of bushes or shrubs which might disrupt new nests. It also means there is lots of mate finding and chatter going on!
Interested to know more about what the birds are saying? Sara Ross is leading two Bird Language Guilds this spring to make it easier to fit your schedule. Each Guild is $40 for the two online dates
These virtual Bird Language sessions are opportunities to learn some of the core signals and sounds birds send to each other. Right away you will begin to understand and interpret what you experience in the world outside your home. With recordings and bird pictures, Sara will guide you through the basics of the spring season- no experience necessary.
Interested in hearing Sara talk about birds? check out our YouTube channel to hear what Sara recorded for us last spring.
Spring Solidarity: Nature Protection and Connection Guild with Sara Ross
Every-other week. 4 sessions. Thursday evenings 7:15-8:45pm PST
March 25, April 8, 22, May 6
Are you a Land or Water Protector? Do you want to be? In this virtual guild we will bring our minds together to explore how the energy of our lives can shape and transform the world around us. We will practice taking our bearings from the land, and so be informed by our connections to human and more-that-human relations (plant, animal, stone, ancestor…)
What do you love? How do you care for it? This is an invitation to move towards action with others. You are welcome as you are.
Through discussions and short readings we will explore a range of topics including:
Emergent Strategy. Affinity. Communication with the natural world as inspiration and anchor. First steps on how to engage. Who and what do we speak for? Evaluating tactics. Asking We Walk: a method for self-reflective engagement and healing. Skills for self-care and balance.
Sara Ross loves the natural world and doesn’t want humans to destroy it all. She is currently protecting Water, Land, Indigenous Rights (and our liveable future on the planet) by stopping the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Using media, art, birds, land-walking, and community organizing Sara works with others for a healthier planet. She is particularly energized by seeking collaboration with others, and loves to spin wool at the front lines.
We are so thrilled to have Sara return to share her gifts with us!
other dates to know about for March:
Sunday March 21st- hold that date for some version of a Makers’ Market… virtual or in small booked appointments…, this will be a chance to purchase small bundles of nettle, milkweed, willow, other forest products from our gardens and dye plant seeds…Stay Tuned!
Artists Talk with Rebecca Burgess
Tuesday March 30 7-8.30pm- Free Virtual Program
Join us for this inspiring and informative talk by artist, writer and activist Rebecca Burgess!
This free talk is a part of EartHand’s Weaving our Community SkillShed: Tending our Community FibreShed program, and is made possible by the support of Vancouver Park Board Neighbourhood Matching Fund.
Hold the Date: April 18 7-8.30pm-
Trillium Gardens: looking to the past, planning for the future
Artists talk: Cease Wyss Sunday April 18 7-8.30PST– free tickets coming soon
As EartHand Gleaners and Vancouver Master Gardeners begin a revitalization project of one of the planted swathes at Trillium Park, we turn to Cease and what she can share about the rich and vibrant life and history of this area pre-contact and rail development. Cease will share her thoughts on new plantings and her experiences in other urban remediation projects.