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…

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 annual garden bed: RFP

we are currently looking for  a creative agricultural project for the top annual bed at Means of Production. Applications/expressions of interest  due February 1st. Extended to February 7! The annual residency bed at the MOP garden is available for the 2015 growing season for a local artist/ artist team to grow a project. About the…

Celebration Event!

Join us Labour Day Monday 2-5 pm Join us- dancer / choreographer Mirae Rosner, Squamish weaver Tracy Williams and community eco-artist Sharon Kallis with our community participants – Share in what we have learned so far. Help out with the harvest and processing of flax for linen as we share a dance which traces the…

JULY at MOP

Things heat up in the garden with more sunshine, and event opportunities heat up too! This is what you will find in the garden this month other then the ripening berries: Thursday  July 3 7pm   Legion of Flying Monkeys concert and video shoot, come be a part of the audience and enjoy the  shady hillside…

May 2014 garden update

At the moment it feels like perhaps the garden has never before been so busy, nor so  stunning to visit. It is looking at its best right now. We have had a change in the way we make our fences. A nice cordage roll top keeps it strong, yet open sides mean easier weeding and…