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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2014 work parties and events

As the season get planned I will update this post so all  calender events will get updated here, so check back! Willow Harvest Join Us Saturday January 18 11am-2pm for bringing in the willow crop! Monthly Work Parties Mark your Calenders!  (mostly) the 2nd Saturday of each month, seasonal tasks are undertaken including weeding, harvesting…

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…