Weaving Our Community SkillShed: Tending Our Community FibreShed

Leaping from Rebecca Burgess’ ground-breaking book FibreShed (published2019). From that FibreShed perspective we identify our unique ‘Shed’ and bring Coastal Indigenous perspective to the centre of the work. Neighbour stewards, Master Gardeners, young art students, university educators, First Nations knowledge and skill holders, and other individuals teach and learn here side by side.  The garden transforms…

The Gardens Right Now…

Means of Production Through January and February- harvesting willow, hazel, ash and early pruning of apple trees and thimbleberry bushes, fence work begins! Crocus, snowdrops are underfoot, daffodils are blooming and the golden plum trees are about to pop. Trillium North Park through January and February- trimming willow, roses, snowberry, tending nettle beds and planning…

Early Spring Programs

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…

Digitizing the Visceral: Making Together in the Space Between

We Need Your Help! This summer, visiting artist, Sarah Holloway, will be building a digital garden that ‘uploads’ the Means of Production garden (MOP) and  Trillium North Park Garden (TNP) to a website. Acting as a digital counterpart to the physical gardens, the online version of MOP and TNP will allow for information and commentary…

Bird Month- our online programming!

We were super excited Sara was going to do walks with us this Spring, and when that couldn’t happen we asked Sara to embrace technology and bring the gardens to our homes. In honour of Bird Week this guest post by Sara Ross takes us on a walk (a sit-spot actually) at Trillium North Park…

Walking with the Nettle

Sunday October 6 1-4 pm Free, limited Space. tickets here Please show respect… if you take a ticket, show up! Stinging Nettle is a plant with many gifts to teach those willing to risk getting close. Urtica doica, the variety that grows both here and throughout the UK, has clothed our collective ancestors as have…

Introducing our Stewardship Coordinator!

We’re thrilled to have Jaymie Johnson officially begin in March as our stewardship coordinator for Trillium Park and Means of Production Garden. Until now this position  has been a volunteer role played mostly by Sharon, which she refers to as ‘garden triage’. We are excited about this for many reasons, one being that we can…

Summer 2017 Happenings Update!

As we launch into July it seems a good time for a quick update on the many things we are up to this season- or planning for Autumn. First off-  we are so thrilled to announce we received our funding from BC Arts Council for the Land & Sea project! We will be collectively planning…

Final Celebration November 5th

Worlds collide in the best creative way possible on Saturday November 5th as we celebrate the end of the Soil to Sky Project   during the Heart of the City Festival at Trillium North Park from 1- pm- Rain or Shine! Including: Assembling the final kites with the pieces made over the last 6 weeks at…

PROJECT:Weaving Our Social Fabric

Announcing a new project for the Fall of 2016 at Trillium North Park. Three local artists, Melodie Flook, David Gowman and Arlin ffrench, will be joining us at our work space at Trillium. The group projects to be undertaken include collaborative fence weaving using local plants (Festoonery), a handmade rain catchment system carved from local…