Looking back on 2016

A little visual love song for all our board members and dedicated super volunteers, all our colleagues and comrades and fans — it’s a pleasure to be dancing with you in the wild spaces beyond art, land and culture. Here’s to a great year in 2017!

Soil to Sky Video

Soil to Sky  as our main research and community project  for the year wrapped up in November of 2016 and we are thrilled to share the video documentation that Martin Borden created on our behalf. Soil to Sky from Martin Borden on Vimeo. Thank you to everyone who came and participated, particularly our  Lab research…

FORAGE: A Seasonal Fibre Series

A free series of monthly workshops introducing local fibres and how to harvest and prepare them, and basic weaving and spinning skills

February Hide Tanning Circle

Accepting and using animal hides, bone and other parts is a keystone of ancestral life ways from all over the world. EartHand Gleaners Society is mainly ‘vegetarian’ in our materials, but as we move deeper into our relationship with the land, ancestral skills, and with First Nations, we recognize the importance of knowing more about working…

January Winter Willows

This January we’ll be hosting two opportunities to learn about tending and working with the extraordinary SALIX (willow) family: 1/ WOVEN ARCH WORKPARTY! All are Welcome Bring a snack to share and a cup for tea. Help bring in the  Willow crop at MOP. Learn about  coppicing methods for annual harvests,  rose twist knots for bundling,…

Soil to Sky – one very last event…

It’s almost hard to imagine that the time is upon us, but here it comes: the very last Soil to Sky event, the Final Celebration on Saturday November 5. We’ve all learned so much from this project. It didn’t go off the way we expected, but we took the twists and turns with good grace,…

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…

Realms of Refuge

If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together. We believe that building community and caring for each other is the most important work that we undertake. It is why we teach, why we collaborate and bridge and convene circles of makers; why we make by hand, so…

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…

Blackberry Butterfly Net- Community Project

Our whirlwind series of nights at Richmond’s Bridgeport Industrial Park wrapped up this last week with a final celebration of the art work made and now installed on site. Blackberry/Butterfly Net This temporary sculptural installation is made from invasive blackberry vines harvested from the Bridgeport Industrial Park. Inspired by childhood memories of running in a…

Math and Rope

Our feelings about rope-making range from mild enthusiasm to deep conviction and fanaticism — and we’ll be the first to admit, it’s an esoteric pursuit. But believe it or not, there are more rope-making evangelists like us out there. Historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, mathematicians and physicists — they’re coming at it from some pretty amazing, intellectual places. Our…