Braids and Beyond

Wednesday November 6 6.30-9pm Register Here$50 Maclean Park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St Instructor: Sharon Kallis Join Sharon for an evening of exploring different braid styles. General focus will be on learning  simple flat braids either 5, 7 or 9 strand, as well as a round 4ply braid. Using natural materials from our gardens as well…

Buttons: wood & antler

October 3 6.30-9pm $32.00 Register here Maclean park Fieldhouse 710 Keefer St. Instructor: David Gowman What projects are your dreaming of for your  winter making nights? Spend an evening with David at the Fabulous Horn Shop cutting local hard woods and antlers from his saved stash for buttons and closures  that will come in handy…

Walking with the Nettle

Sunday October 6 1-4 pm Free, limited Space. tickets here Please show respect… if you take a ticket, show up! Stinging Nettle is a plant with many gifts to teach those willing to risk getting close. Urtica doica, the variety that grows both here and throughout the UK, has clothed our collective ancestors as have…

Hand Care Salve with Cease Wyss

Maclean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St $60.00 – postponed until Spring 2020 In this workshop participants will work with Cease, learning about the plants while making a salve that  heals hangnails and in general, cares for our hard-working hands that have done us so well through the garden season.  Cease will have started a batch…

#Treasuring Strathcona Leaf Rubbings @ MacLean Park Gallery

This whimsical project at MacLean Park before the Outdoor Movie Night on August 17 marked a turning point in EartHand’s AIC residency at Strathcona: Rebecca and Anna collaborating on a piece, the last one Rebecca will do for the residency before moving to a farm in the Fraser Valley. Using graphite sticks and some of…

#Treasuring Strathcona: Goldenrod & Tansy Walk

The final Fibre & Dye walk in the series was held on the warm and sunny afternoon of July 20th. Our journey began at Strathcona Community Centre and continued through MacLean Park, Strathcona Park and the Cottonwood Community Garden. Cottonwood is a rambling garden, full of botanical surprises including established mulberry shrubs, shade tolerant figs,…

#Treasuring Strathcona Mural

Last week the Summer Heat Youth group began working with artist Alex Ruiz Ramirez to draft the mural design for the shipping containers that form the north wall of the Children’s Garden on the Strathcona Campus. The shipping containers hold the emergency supplies for the School and Community Centre, so even though they sit side…

#Treasuring Strathcona St John’s Wort Walk Gallery

On the warm Saturday afternoon of June 22 we met outside the Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer St and our keen group of over a dozen participants strolled east past MacLean Park and south along Hawks, admiring trees and flowers, observing the landscape and considering the time and events that have passed since it…

Linen Growers’ Glossary

Turning straw into gold is a magic process full of archaic terminology….If you want to learn more, check out Raven Ranson’s new book Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre The QuickStart Guide… Grow some flax — seed in the spring as early as the ground can be worked to reduce the need for water; or…

Studio Sale Fundraiser 22 May 2019

Big studio sale Wednesday May 22 at Trillium Park North, 600 National Ave, Vancouver. 6-9 pm 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the EarthHand Gleaners Society to replace their stolen tools and keep their stewardship program thriving.CASH ONLY TOOLS Nancy’s Knit Knacks Andean Plying Tool – $30.00Video of how it’s used to make…