EartHand Gleaners Society AGM – 2018 in Review

Strathcona Community Garden Eco Pavilion, 759 Malkin Ave, Vancouver Entrance in amongst the espalliered fruit trees 3-4pm Saturday 2 February 2019 Join us around the woodstove in the Strathcona Community Garden EcoPavilion for the ‘short and sweet’ Annual General Meeting of the EartHand Gleaners Society, reviewing our massive 2018 year; followed by a screening of…

Fence Weaving Sessions 2019

Though it’s highly unlikely that we’ll get the chance to weave in snow again, we’ll still have just as much fun in 2019 practicing (or learning new!) techniques for weaving  pathway fences at our gardens using willows grown on site! Obviously, dress for working outdoors with good footwear for rough terrain. Tools provided Free Programs with…

Winter Willow Workparties 2019

Means of Production Garden, E 6th Ave @ St.Catherine’s St, Mount Pleasant 2019 Saturday 19 January 10am-2pm 2019 Sunday 3 February 1-4pm FREE Please REGISTER on Eventbrite 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…

Material to Maker Matchmaking

10-11:30 Saturday 29 September @ Roundhouse Community Centre A “speed dating” session for Vancouver makers to meet gardeners with plantings and green waste that could be up-purposed for creative use. Are you a maker that could help in a garden and/or up-cycle another’s greenwaste? Do you have a garden that produces materials you think might…

2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along!

Sunday May 13, 12-3pm Trillium North Park, Malkin & Thornton, Vancouver Have you learned to spin with us? Come out and pay it forward! We’d love all hands and shaggy shedding paws on deck for our 2nd Annual Community Groom & Spin-Along. If you have a dog and are curious about how spinnable your dog’s…

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 2017

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,…