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,…

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…

Eslhalha7kw’hiwus project complete!

Eslhalha7kw`hiwus is a Squamish word shared with us by language keeper Rebecca Duncan, who received it from her late father. It describes how our lines are all connected: to each other, the land, the plants, and our ancestors; and it expresses the intention of our project to re-establish a respectful relationship of balance between a…

Pollinator House Video

Our 2015 spring season of working for the bees with Strathcona Elementary School and  Environmental Youth Alliance wonderfully documented here by Martin Borden. The Pollinator House is lovely addition to Trillium North Park, and the bees are moving in!

Update at Trillium North

Did you know… Trillium North now has a dedicated website for all happenings? Yes! one place for all of your info needs on what is going on at Trillium North, we will do our best to keep info current on both the eartHand  and the Trillium North websites, but take a peak and add Trillium…

New Project: Buzz-scaping Trillium North

We are thrilled to announce  the 2015 events for Trillium North: Pollinator House  Which we will be making with both adults and children.  Strathcona Food Security Committee will build the frame with David Gowman, and  Rebeca Graham and Sharon Kallis will lead the Strathcona Elementary Students in weaving bee-friendly housing forms. Erin Udal from Environmental…

Autumn Fibre Events

We have two final free public celebration events for our 2014 fibre projects,  come out to both and get a solid  understanding of how cloth is made, and have a great time meeting fun people and doing something  extraordinary! Sunday November 9th 1-3 pm Hastings Urban Farm as a part of the  Urban Cloth Project…

Announcement: fundraising campaign for community eco-arts

We are just thrilled to be joining forces with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board for fundraising towards future public environmental art programming. As budgets get tighter, and  public funding shrinks it is wonderful to be able to work with the city, which has charitable status, so can offer tax receipts for donations…

Trillium North update

Things heat up  at the new park as we approach the point of public access at the new site. Several local folks came and helped weave a new fence for our small  demonstration flax plot that is roadside: Our Park Board partners have set us up with keys to the main building as well as…

Announcing the 2014 project: Terroir

Happy to announce our first phase of funding for Terroir, our  Urban Cloth was successful!… slated to begin in mid April 2014, we are still grantwriting for the rest of the project. So, Terroir; what does this mean? Terroir “a sense of place,” is the sum of the effects that local environment; geography, geology and…