MOP-20th Anniversary Autumn Virtual Tour

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Date(s) - 04/09/2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join Sharon Kallis and Oliver Kellhammer for an Autumn virtual tour of the Means of Production garden, as Sharon walks around the garden, showing Oliver how things haven grown, and Oliver from NYC talks about the early days of getting the garden started. The willows harvested last winter now provide a lush living canopy: a shady green room that becomes a community oasis on hot summer days. This talk will focus on the planting of the willows, and eventual start of the living arches.

This informal garden tour is in part, our celebration of MOP turning 20!

This session will be hosted live through zoom,  and is expected to be approximately  45 minutes in length, and will be recorded and posted on EartHand’s YouTube Channel for future viewing.

If you are in Vancouver and want to walk around in the gardens while we film and chat join us in person.

Oliver Kellhammer is an artist, writer, and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. Recent work has focused on the psychosocial effects of climate change, decontaminating polluted soil, reintroducing prehistoric trees to landscapes impacted by industrial logging, and cataloging the biodiversity of brownfields. He works as a part-time assistant professor in Sustainable Systems at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. People in Vancouver may be familiar with some of the projects he has initiated over the years, including Cottonwood Gardens, Healing the Cut-Bridging the Gap and Means of Production Garden.

Kellhammer has lectured and given artists talks on bio-art, ecological design, urban ecology and permaculture at universities and cultural institutions throughout North America and abroad, including University of Texas (Austin), Pratt Institute, NYU, Rensselaer Polytechnic, OTIS College, University of Oregon, Emily Carr University, Smith College, University of British Columbia, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, University of Windsor, Aalto University (Finland) Tohoku University (Japan), and many others. He divides his time between New York’s Alphabet City and rural British Columbia.


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