We like to call our workshops Urban Weaving Retreats- as we realize how important it is to acknowledge the time we carve out of our busy daily schedules to ‘retreat and learn’ in a group setting. What drives these  retreats is a desire to open windows in participants’ minds, from which they can glimpse other ways of thinking, being and doing. Our retreats are experiences of the creative, community-based, earth-centred way of being that EartHand represents, and as such, can be cumulatively transforming over time. An Urban Weaving Retreat is an initiation for some, and a filling up of the well for others.

Here is what a few of our participants had to say about the weaving retreats:

This was the fourth workshop for me as part of the weaving retreat series. Rebecca is a knowledgeable and charismatic facilitator and I have appreciated all her teachings that always come across with a beautiful simplicity that is also transcendent.

Thank you Rebecca and Sharon for the very relevant work you are doing that not only has helped me strengthen my capacity to connect deeper with the local natural surroundings, but has also empowered me in experiencing that this is what we are innately wired to do as healthy and realized human beings.

Sharon is generous with her knowledge and with sharing her skills. I learn so much at her workshops and always come home with new eyes for seeing how to put to use what is growing on my urban doorstep

…It is so wonderful to be discovering that fibre is growing everywhere around me, in my garden, on my street, in my community, and learning these simple techniques for harvesting and creating with it! eartHand is an inspiration.

Membership Rewards!  Please visit our membership page, and purchase an annual $10 membership for eartHand Gleaners Society to enjoy our reduced cost ticket options.

mop terroir maySponsored Places at eartHand Workshops

At eartHand, we believe in the value of sharing what we know with others by reducing cost barriers for low income participants. We also believe in the value of what our instructors have to share, and support living wages for artists in our community. Your registration payment helps to support others in our community:  Our 10 participant workshops include room for 3 sponsored participants.

Am I eligible for a sponsored place?

You may be eligible to apply for a sponsored place at a workshop if you meet either of the following criteria:

  1. You are a Vancouver resident who holds a Vancouver Park Board Leisure Card or a Quest Card
  2. You are nominated to us in writing by a reputable member of your community (ie/ teacher, community organizer, group leader, Family Place staff member)

The workshop is confirmed when the registration minimum is reached.

To apply for a sponsored place at a workshop: 

Email us and let us know:

  • which workshop you would like to attend
  • your name, Leisure Card number and expiry date
  • contact information
  • the neighbourhood you live in
  • Tell us a bit about yourself.  (1-2 paragraphs)
  • Why are these classes important to you, how do you see yourself using this knowledge? (1-2 paragraphs)

Cancellation Policy:

*Workshops may be cancelled if insufficient registration 5 days before the start, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation made 10 days before a workshop start date receive 100% reimbursement.

Late cancellation fee of 25% applies, or 25% plus pro-rated if  program is already underway.

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