Date(s) - 18/04/2021
Trillium Gardens: looking to the past, planning for the future
Sunday April 18 7-8.30PST
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.
T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss is a Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:Lo/Metis/Hawaiian/Swiss, ethnobotanist, educator and inter-disciplinary artist working in: Digital Media/Web/Installations/Public Art/Community Based/Engaged Dialogues/Storytelling/Medicine Gathering/Sharing Traditional Knowledge/Cedar & Wool Weaving/Natural Dye Processes/Creating and Building Communities/Land and Wetlands Restoration and Remediation/Collective and Collaborative Processes.
Cease helps coordinate a community garden called “Harmony Garden” in Humulch’sen (Capilano Reserve). Her father is a master gardener, as were her Nahanee family ancestors, who started a farm near Stanley Park at the turn of the century, which was once called Kanaka Ranch. A Constellation of Remediation is a two-year long public art project by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss and Anne Riley that includes the planting of Indigenous remediation gardens on vacant and untended lots on the unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
This free talk is a part of our Weaving Our Community SkillShed: Tending Our Community FibreShed Project, funded by Vancouver Park Board Neighbourhood Matching Fund