MOP Stewardship – Dye and Fibre Gardens with Sharon Kallis

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Date(s) - 07/07/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join our amazing Means of Production Stewardship team!

Are you in love with the MOP garden and want to help in its tending?

This is the 2021 opportunity to be a part of a great community group and learn about land tending for both maintaining a food forest and community art crops.

New stewards are required to attend a minimum of 2 of the garden orientation days (attend all 3 if you can) and then will be added to our online communication group.

Once a month-ish short, online meetings happen to discuss current tasks in the garden and community notes are then posted in a Slack channel for reference. Each month there are several informal  work parties where you can meet up with other stewards for doing various garden work, or take your own tools and go on your own with a clear outline of what work is required.

The benefits of being a steward include  sharing  in some of the garden bounty, seasonal opportunities to participate in free learning sessions or workshops in either permaculture or hand skills connected to seasonal crop use. Meet neighbours and fellow makers and make new friends while spending time caring for the plants and trees in this special little urban oasis.

Priority will be given to Mount Pleasant residents and/or makers with an existing practice or interest in using materials from the land.

All gardeners are required to bring their own garden gloves, wear closed toe shoes while on site and fill out a volunteer form at the first session. Our intention is to train new and experienced gardeners in the care of the  art and food crops with the hope people will participate and make a commitment to the garden for a minimum 8 month time frame of a few hours a month- many of our gardeners have been working here for years!

Please Note: we do not grow personal crops, this is not a community garden with individual plots

For more information about the garden visit our MOP page here.

 

Orientation times:

Thursday June 17 6.30-8.30pm – food forest with Ryan Vasseur

Wednesday June 23 6.30-8.30pm – willow amphitheatre with David Gowman

Wednesday July 7 6.30-8.30pm – dye and fibre gardens with Sharon Kallis

To apply:

please email earthandgleaners(at)gmail.com with MOP stewardship as subject

  • Confirm which dates you will attend (2 minimum) and let us know if you are a local resident, artist with an interest in using local materials or other reason for wanting to get involved.
  • Please include your name and phone number

We look forward to meeting you in the garden!