Fence Weaving

Virtual to Real Time Fence weaving tutorials have been a success! Who knew, when the pandemic first began changing our way of gathering from in person to virtual -that we would be learning garden fence weaving online at the one year anniversary? So far, it has gone remarkably well and we have two fence weaving…

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…

Seed Time!

With spring equinox almost here, it is time to work on making our summer colour dreams come true. Sharon gathered, dried and packaged several of her favourites last summer and fall from Means of Production and Trillium park. She has in the range of 10-20 packages of the following seeds available, and we are asking…

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…

2021 Artists in Residence

Down from the Mountains: into the city T’uy’t’tanat -Cease Wyss and Jolene Andrew join Sharon Kallis in asking the following questions through a journey of connecting to our own ancestral cloth traditions. How do the plants and fibres define a culture? A place?  What are the similar teachings being reciprocated between two culturally distinct styles…

Supporting your Fibre Learning Journey….

What kinds of fibre projects are you hoping to take on this year? We are ever-working to assemble a series of Workshops, Guilds along with online tutorials so you can custom choose where you get support for your own learning adventure. It is always important for us to both foster a community of fellow makers…

Annual General Meeting

Have you been a part of our community this past year- in person or virtual? We would love for you to join us online as we officially wrap up 2020. Saturday Feb 6th 10.30am- 12noon PST Members who register before Saturday Jan 23 will be emailed the financial and AGM package on the 23rd, members…

Winter Happenings Just Added!

Remember meeting up in public for social hand work time? New virtual events and workshops continue to roll out and as we slide into January continuing our online social makers time for sharing and learning together. We hope to have you join us soon virtually until we can meet again in person. Our Annual General…