Hey folks, we have an exciting community event coming up at the farm! A Dogwood and Willow Weaving Workshop! Community gardeners, students in the Grow Your Own Food Course, Pearson residents and staff, Market Gardeners, and neighbours of the centre are all welcome to come out and try their artistic side, no experience necessary. And don’t worry if you’re not sure how to weave, Sharon Kallis, an environmental artist and author of Common Thread will be there to facilitate. All are welcome but please arrive early if you would like to participate in the construction of the cadenza as the artist, Sharon Kallis, has let us know only 18 people are able to participate, who will be paired up to make 9 groups. Come with a friend or be socially adventurous and partner with someone new in our community! We want everyone to test drive and experience the oasis when finished.
The workshop has been created by Pendra Wilson with the intent of bridging the gap between the George Pearson Centre residents and the people from the community they live within and garden beside. As the community garden plots continue to grow and the CSA Market Garden plots have moved closer to the residents’ gardens and homes, we believe it is important to strengthen our sense of community at the centre. Working together to weave environmental art is a fun and interactive way to come together and create something beautiful in the process, and maybe learn a new art form.
This workshop has been made possible with the sponsorship of Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants, Farmers on 57th, Vancouver Tool Library, and Canadian Mats. And is also sponsored by Canada Summer Jobs. Thank you for all the support!
When:Friday, June 28 at 2-4pm.
Where:George Pearson Centre at 780 West 57thAvenue & Heather Street.
If you would like to join, please click here to RSVP.
Please also stay tuned for the next post featuring a beautiful write up from the organizer and founder of the workshop, Pendra Wilson, explaining her story and her purpose for creating this event.