Wayfinding: Weaving

Nicole Preissl (Stolo) and Veronica Rose (Gitxsan) will be leading a series of interactive and informative walks for participants aged 13-24 who are interested in weaving with natural fibres. The walks will take place between MOP and Trillium North Park, where EartHand Gleaners has their locations. The walks are meant to engage youth in weaving…

Introducing our Stewardship Coordinator!

We’re thrilled to have Jaymie Johnson officially begin in March as our stewardship coordinator for Trillium Park and Means of Production Garden. Until now this position  has been a volunteer role played mostly by Sharon, which she refers to as ‘garden triage’. We are excited about this for many reasons, one being that we can…

Community Willow Harvests, Fence Weaves & Celebrations

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…

FORAGE June: Blackberry

We get asked about this one a lot. It’s really thrilling to make stuff out of blackberry bark, because it’s so ubiquitous and so maligned. It makes beautiful braids, one of our favourite things, to be turned into coiled or plaited projects.

Up-purposing invasive plants in Stanley Park

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…

Blackberry Butterfly Net- Community Project

Our whirlwind series of nights at Richmond’s Bridgeport Industrial Park wrapped up this last week with a final celebration of the art work made and now installed on site. Blackberry/Butterfly Net This temporary sculptural installation is made from invasive blackberry vines harvested from the Bridgeport Industrial Park. Inspired by childhood memories of running in a…

Blackberry Harvest!

Work for the sculpture being made in Richmond begins this week with our harvest of blackberry skin for rope-making fibre.  Blackberry Fibre Harvest Wed. June 29, 5.30-8.30 pm  at Bridgeport Industrial Park Meet at the west end of the pasture by the Apiary. Bring leather work gloves or clippers if you have them, tools and…

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…