Up-purposing invasive plants in Stanley Park: Summer 2017

We are very happy to be continuing our relationship with Stanley Park Ecology Society in re-purposing invasive plants for various stewardship activities again this season! More Bio-netting from English Ivy, and continued work on the beautiful North Creek Trail. Dates to Know! Friday July 7 5.30 – 8.30pm Bio-netting being knit on the roof of…

FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris

The FORAGE April: Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) workshop could have been billed as ‘underwater basket weaving’ – but man did we have fun!! Thanks to the 12 brave souls who came and cut back invasive yellow flag iris and harvested roots for dye. And special thanks to Kari and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and Vancouver…

FORAGE March: English Ivy

Twelve hearty and brave souls came to work with us for our first FORAGE: Seasonal Fibre Series date on March 8, and had the bonus of an indoor space last minute! (Little did we know at the time that March rainfall would break records…) The day included harvesting English ivy, splitting, debarking, making rope and a quick…

FORAGE: A Seasonal Fibre Series

A free series of monthly workshops introducing local fibres and how to harvest and prepare them, and basic weaving and spinning skills

Weaving Bird Habitat- weavers wanted!

Community Research Labs Just Announced: In partnership with Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)  this project brings together members from a stewardship group already working at Stanley Park and  folks with some weaving experience to up-cycle invasive plants. In part 1, weavers work with Sharon Kallis to  harvest and begin processing and experimenting with various techniques…