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 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…

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…

Today’s Harvest cancelled!

So much rain makes the hill super slippy– say that 10 times fast and stay home from the garden today! Join us Sunday if you can- 11am-2pm- Sun is in the forecast!

January 2015 events

It is willow time folks! yes, time to bring in the crops and maybe get some fence edging done too if our weather cooperates. Work dates at MOP for the month of January are as follows: Saturdays January 17 and 24 and Sundays January 18 and 25 11am-2pm each day* * Technically, with a crew…

Site Potential: early days of dreaming

Originally posted on urbanclothproject: Terroir:
First few weeks of being on site at each location- getting weeding, planting and first foraging under way has set my brain on fire with what  is possible… Means of Production: Native species on site include: mock Orange (Philiadelphus lewisii) Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor), Pacific Rhododendron (Macrophyllum), Nootka Rose, Shore…

Green Streets Newsletter

City of Vancouver’s Green Streets program supports the volunteer gardening of traffic roundabouts, burbs and other public lands. Their most recent newsletter describes many local events of interest to gardeners and those who like to hang out in gardens, parks and farmer’s markets. MOPARRC’s ‘meet & greet’ on April 18 is listed. 09-spring-newsle280a6ter-digital

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…