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…

HOT August Happenings

Much is going on this month, some of it in the garden itself- but also  the garden ripples outwards, seeding ideas in other communities! Saturday August 10th- 11am -3pm  our monthly work party at MOP, would love to have peoplel out to help with the mid summer weeding, including cutting back the scotchbroom, an iinvasive …

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 Sprouted Garden Party

We are just around the corner from the moment when MOP really shines ( and hopefully  so will the sun..) Come out and join us for the Means of Production Garden Party this Sunday May 26th 3-6pm As we celebrate all of the newly sprouted willow that is flourishing in the garden. What to expect?…

Join in the Snake March!

On May 13th we hope to March the Snake up Main street, and have it become a resident of the MOP garden, ssslithering his way into the newly woven willow crops…. Can you join us?  sign up here so we know you are in! If we don’t have enough people commit, we will have to…

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….

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…