Natural Dyers’ Cooperative Garden 2019

April-October 2019, see dates below Means of Production Garden @ 6th & St.Catherines/ Trillium North Park @ Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver $310 ~Program Full~ Means of the Production Garden in Mount Pleasant becomes the site for research, work and crop share for a small group of dedicated individuals interested in building community while growing, tending…

Straw Into Gold: Linen Processing Intensive 2019

Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Two Mondays, May 27 & June 3, 6:30-9pm All tool use and materials provided; participants will take home seeds and stricks of linen they have processed $175 REGISTER through PayPal Interested in growing your own flax, but intimidating by the process of turning it into linen? This…

Baba Yaga’s Slippers

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona 2 Monday nights 2019 Feb 25, Mar 4, 6-9pm $130 Register on PayPal This workshop using the diagonal plait technique is challenging but extremely rewarding, and gives participants a pair of slippers unlike anything else in the woven world. Starting off with paper samplers to understand…

Oil-Tanning & Talk with Lotta Rahme

Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Sunday 7 April, 1-4pm All tool use and materials included $165 SOLD OUT We are delighted to welcome the world-renowned tanner Lotta Rahme to Vancouver! Whether you’re a beginner or have been making leather for a while (perhaps intimidated by how tough it is to soften oil-tanned…

The EartHand Weaver: basic basketry with invasive species and garden clippings 2019

MacLean Park Fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. @ Heatley, Strathcona NEW CLASS ADDED: 2019 Monday March 11, 6-9pm All tool use and materials included $40 Sold out AGAIN!  please email runnawick at gmail dot com to get on the wait list for the next session EartHand is famous for our use of invasive species and garden clippings in basketry, thanks in large part to Sharon Kallis & Todd DeVries’ work leading The Urban Weaver Project. This is an…

Open Studio Sessions 2019

Come and connect, get into the flow of conversation with your hands, and maybe get a good tip or suggestion from a neighbour. Open Studio at Means of Production Garden, E 6th Ave & St Catherines St, Mount Pleasant: Saturday March 30th, 10am-2pm — help prep plant materials and pack solar dye jars with barks from spring…

Trillium Stewardship & Studio Days 2019

Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Strathcona 2019 Saturdays, 10am-4pm Tool use and materials, Tea & Snacks; Potluck lunch break $10 Register each session with the links in the descriptions Take a breath of fresh air, reconnect with the land and find good company in this playful eco-art program. Engaging in seasonal tasks and linking them…

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…

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…