Means Of Production Garden

Located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, Means of Production (MOP) garden was created in 2002 by artist Oliver Kellhammer, in partnership with the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA), Community Arts Council of Vancouver ( CACV) and the Vancouver Park Board. Kellhammer’s original conception was to create an ‘open source’ landscape where people could experiment…

2018 events at MOP

Please visit the EartHand Gleaners events page for up to date content on what is going on at MOP, or follow EartHand Gleaners Society on facebook. Important dates to mark on your calendar for 2018: MOP public stewardship sessions: Saturdays are 10am-1pm, Sunday sessions at 2-5pm Saturday March 10, Sunday April 15, Saturday May 12,…

Willow Harvest 2017!

One of our favourite times of year at the garden has arrived- Willow Harvest Time! It always seems like bonus garden time- like we are getting away with something- being outdoors for a harvest in the middle of winter. Yet traditionally the willow crop comes in while the plant is dormant and rods remain flexible…

Ash tree for community creative use!

An Ash came down at MOP this week, and we have bucked it into  4-8 ft lengths ready for pick up by anyone wanting it for dye ( bark and leaves) wood for carving, and the seed pods are beautiful and would be worth saving and drying out if anyone wanted them for a community…

Artist Annual Residency Updates

We are thrilled to announce that Catherine Shapiro will be our artist in residence this year at MOP. As a long standing gardener with vast experience in growing for her own art production, Catherine was a mentoring artist for  one of last years resident artists- Gloria Tsui. Together, they took on unraveling the secrets and…

2016 winter and spring workshops

We are thrilled to  offer workshops this season  that bring together the various skills and resources available in our community though partnerships with Environmental Youth Alliance, Oncle Hoonkies Studio and EartHand Gleaners Society. Here are a few of the workshops that take place at Means of Production Garden, visit the main page at EartHand Gleaners…

The Indigo Journey

When I was offered one of the artist in residence positions at the MOP garden this year, I had no idea what an incredible journey I was in for.  I was introduced to the amazingly-talented and hilarious Catherine Shapiro, a community-minded, multifaceted artist and master gardener who has become my mentor and good friend.  Over…

Artist in Residence: 2016 GardenSpace

Are you looking for land to grow a project in 2016? We might have just the space for you! Means of Production Artists Garden Call for Proposals 2016 The annual residency bed at the MOP garden is available for the 2016 growing season for a local artist/ artist team to grow a project. The residency…

Community Variety Show, Saturday November 21st

To build and celebrate community, the Community Variety Show was a free event on Saturday November 21st, 5-9pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) in the East and West Hall. This is a big thank you to everyone who helped the Community Eco-Quilt and Community Variety Show come full circle! It was an inclusive celebration of the…

Join the last eco-printing workshop this Sunday!

Come help sew our community quilt this Sunday between 9:30am-1:30pm at Trillium North Park! Admission is free, all ages are welcome- there will be a children’s craft!, tea from the MOP garden and light snacks will be provided. This Sunday’s workshop will include the most thrilling part of the process! We will unbundle our eco-prints. The colours are…

2015 Artists in Residence announced

We have two artists in the community joining us at MOP this year, Gloria Tsui  shall be growing Japanese Indigo on site, with mentoring assistance from senior artist and gardener Catherine Shapiro… Gloria first fell in love with fibre based work in high school when introduced to batik, tie dyeing, resist dyeing and weaving. In…