Eco Art Events at Trillium North

Opened in Summer 2014, Trillium North Park is on the south edge of Strathcona neighbourhood; for millennia three Coast Salish First Nations: the XwMuthkwium (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tsleil-waututh exercised overlapping traditional rights to the land on which the new Trillium North Park is situated. This new park’s perennial plantings were chosen for significance in traditional hand technology by First Nations People from across the province of British Columbia. Purpose-designed areas assist in processing plant materials including:  covered harvest table and work area, shipping containers for indoor work, fenced outdoor storage and an open-air performance space. The park is approximately  1 hectare in size.

Certain areas of the park are managed by  the non-profit organization, eartHand Gleaners Society  with the intention of teaching skills in sustainable harvesting, crop management and hand skills in using the plants harvested from the park. We want to make Trillium North what urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg calls a ‘Third Place’- a great, good place that acts as a sphere for community happenings. We are thrilled to have Environmental Youth Alliance join us as partners for pollinator related programming, and to continue working with the Vancouver Park Board: Arts Culture and Environment team.

 Where is Trillium North?

Find us at the corner of Malkin and Thornton Street- just south of Prior street.

map  available here

by bike – turn south at Jackson from the Union Bike route- cross Prior Street and coast up to the shipping containers.

by skytrain and foot–  900 meter walk from Main street skytrain, head north east, take the back road along National and turn left just past the soccer fields.

by bus- the # 51364 stop on Prior is very close- serviced by the #22 downtown or MacDonald.  Less then 5 minute walk south along Malkin and into the park.

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Are You Ready? Summer events coming soon!

Paid workshops getting started for the season soon! As always, paid program placement supports sponsored spaces in our programs when our class minimums are reached.

To register and for more information visit: EartHand’s Program Pagenatural pigment 2016-page-001

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Fence beautification project

Melodie Flook is spending evenings this summer making rope from local plants, then crocheting and knitting  the rope into the west side of the chain-link fence at Trillium North Park and would love your help! No tools or experience is needed.Village Vancouver Poster-page-001

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Bees at Trillium- Citizen Science with EYA

Trillium North was lucky to be one of the places that Erin Udal from Environmental Youth Alliance led  a group of Citizen Scientists this past spring.

Here is the report just in on what we found!

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March eco-education programming

March was a very busy month- though Spring Break  kept the kids away near 3 weeks, we had other community stewardship times that happened during the holiday and adults, families and students alike helped with lots of planting, transplanting, sowing seeds and weeding- you can read about it stacked  in the Seasonal Almanac Residency Page- under March, or click here!

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Stewardship Opportunities This Week!

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And come back Saturday March 26th for more planting, weeding and weaving!~ 10am-2pm

 with egg dying at break time…

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March Stewardship Days!

Lots has been going on at Trillium over the winter with our school group on site almost weekly, Tuesday morning stewardship time and our wee pre-schoolers a regular presence on site too… And now we have a few dates to share for time anyone can come help out in the planted areas and learn about  what is going on!family stewardship day


Saturday March 26th 10am-2pm

Join us for another stewardship opportunity. We will continue on with plantings and weeding sessions and   Easter Weekend bonus… bring a few  eggs, we will have supplies for dye baths and hard boiling- to take home or enjoy at the end of our day!

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Open House November 8th!

poster nov 8With the shipping containers turned into a  screen room and tea house, and covered areas for demonstrations of our local hand-made revolution and a drop in eco-printing workshop using plants from the park- where else would you possibly spend the afternoon? Rain or Shine, hope you can join us!

Sunday November 8th from 12.30-2.30

A proud part of the Heart Of the City Festival!

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