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…

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…

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…

March 24th- Strathcona Family Stewardship Day!

EartHand Gleaners Society is thrilled to be partnering with our friend and neighbour, Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) for a Family Stewardship Day during  March Break. EYA has a  big new project on the go, reclaiming a former  blackberry plot into a wilderness zone of native species on the south east corner of Strathcona Gardens, and…