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…

Looking back on 2016

A little visual love song for all our board members and dedicated super volunteers, all our colleagues and comrades and fans — it’s a pleasure to be dancing with you in the wild spaces beyond art, land and culture. Here’s to a great year in 2017!

January Winter Willows

This January we’ll be hosting two opportunities to learn about tending and working with the extraordinary SALIX (willow) family: 1/ WOVEN ARCH WORKPARTY! All are Welcome Bring a snack to share and a cup for tea. Help bring in the  Willow crop at MOP. Learn about  coppicing methods for annual harvests,  rose twist knots for bundling,…

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…

Terroir: New Project Website Launched

Terroir events will still get posted here, but keep an eye on this new site for the research details of the  cloth processing discoveries. We have a new bed  at Trillium North where we will grow flax for  our Urban Cloth as well as working at MOP and at the Hastings Urban Farm.