2014 fibre research

If you are reading any environmental posts you have likely  noticed there is a lot of talk about the crash of the Monarch butterfly population last year. One of the big problems is the  major food,  milkweed, is being destroyed through massive agriculture and GMO crops and various practices that destroy the  natural habitat for…

Terroir: 2014 MOP happenings.

Terroir, a french word, is the term that refers to a product that is made from the land being imbued with the environmental  conditions of the land. Think wine. The soil particulars; north facing hill vs south facing, the rain fall of any given season…. all of these factors affect the flavour of the wine…

Musings from Oliver…

I haven’t said this in online yet, but I am working on a book project with New Society Publishers, set for release fall 2014. The book will be titled: Common Threads: weaving community through collaborative eco-art. One of the chapters of the book is of course focused on the happenings at MOP, specifically on how…

2014 artist residency bed: call for submissions!

Means of Production  Artists Garden  Call for  Proposals 2014 The annual residency bed at the MOP garden is available for the 2014 growing season for a local artist/ artist team to grow a project. About the garden: Begun in 2003 by Oliver Kellhammer and Environmental Youth Alliance with support from Vancouver Park Board and Community…

MOP satellite events this weekend

A last minute post to make sure everyone knows about the possibilities to play in the earth and roots this weekend… Saturday October 26  12-4pm is our last official outdoor event at Aberthau in West Point Grey. Our weather looks promising, and much conspiring has happened with musician /wheat weaver Brian Jones, dancer/choreographer Mirae Rosner…

Garden photos by Dan and Rebecca’s cherry birch shoes

 Local photographer Dan Siney came out to MOP a few weeks back and took some photos of the goings on in the garden- photos specifically for a magazine article ( more on that later). Dan is old school- has never had a digital camera, and several of us stopped talking and listened in awe at…

The Wedding Weave 2013

Hard to believe we got lucky enough to have 3 of  the 4 days we were working outside sunny and mild mid February… in Vancouver Canada! It all began when we ( MOPARRC) received a  generous donation to the garden for a community art project on behalf of a local couple who were newly married….