EartHand Gleaners Society AGM – 2018 in Review

Strathcona Community Garden Eco Pavilion, 759 Malkin Ave, Vancouver Entrance in amongst the espalliered fruit trees 3-4pm Saturday 2 February 2019 Join us around the woodstove in the Strathcona Community Garden EcoPavilion for the ‘short and sweet’ Annual General Meeting of the EartHand Gleaners Society, reviewing our massive 2018 year; followed by a screening of…

Material to Maker Matchmaking

10-11:30 Saturday 29 September @ Roundhouse Community Centre A “speed dating” session for Vancouver makers to meet gardeners with plantings and green waste that could be up-purposed for creative use. Are you a maker that could help in a garden and/or up-cycle another’s greenwaste? Do you have a garden that produces materials you think might…

Local Threads: relearning, reciprocity, reconnection on Salish land and sea

We’re having a show! September 17-29 at the Roundhouse, in Vancouver. There will be images, objects and artefacts from the work unfolding primarily in Means of Production Garden and Trillium North, where crops are grown for basketry, cloth, dye, tool making and musical instruments; as well as workshops and interactive events throughout the course of the…

Land & Sea: Horizons

After a year of shared conversations and experiences of nettle, flax, nets, fish leather, and what it means to be living and striving for connection in the lands of the Salish Peoples, we launch into the final  investigations and celebration of the work we have done. Coming together, we have broadened our understanding of traditions…

Summer Shoreline Spinning

This summer, the EartHand Land & Sea project gets us  out of our chairs from conversation circles and begins the practice of walking while spinning or rope making along various coastal shores in our  community. The Seaside and Shoreline Spinners’ Walking Club will be a walked and measured map created by community labour. The club…

2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along!

Sunday May 13, 12-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver Have you learned to spin with us? Come out and pay it forward! We’d love all hands and shaggy shedding paws on deck for our 2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along. If you have a dog and are curious about how spinnable your dog’s…

Nets,Yarns, and Weaving Reconciliation with Vancouver Moving Theatre

We have a pretty awesome relationship with our colleagues at Vancouver Moving Theatre, and we’re delighted to be cross-pollinating each others’ projects again this spring. VMT’s Rosemary Georgeson will be joining us for an evening of “Nets and Yarns” at Trillium on May 7. Later in the month, the EartHand crew and the Weaving Wagon…

Community Learning Circle at Seymour Longhouse 2018

We were honoured that this Community Learning Circle could be held at the Seymour Longhouse of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. We spent an afternoon tanning salmon leather thigh spinning nettle and linen for making nets; learning bow drill fire starting, carving, and other traditional skills. Most importantly, we spent the afternoon together. We were honoured to…

Community Willow Harvests, Fence Weaves & Celebrations 2018

It’s that time of year again: Willow Harvest! Come help get ‘r done, and take home a bundle of willow for play. Means of Production, 6th Ave @ St.Catherines, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver Sunday January 14, 10-1 Afterparty at the Strathcona Garden Eco-Pavilion: warm up by the fire and catch the last hour of the Salmon…