Friday, Aug 11 | Strathcona

Lori Weidenhammer – Bee Story Safari

TRILLIUM PARK (600 National Ave.)

Join Madame Beespeaker as she leads you through an art exploration that helps you learn about the different species of pollinators in Vancouver. Learn simple ways you and your family can help to save the many species of bees that pollinate our flowers and food crops. Let’s make Vancouver beautiful for bees.

Eathand Gleaners – Spindle Flax to Linen

Trillium Park (600 National Ave.)

Learn about hand processing flax into linen and local growing efforts in cloth micro-production. Sample using a drop spindle, processing wild plant fibres ready for spinning and try out the walking wheel for spinning fibre.  Sample spinning undercoats of local dogs or horse mane hair from the Racetrack and weave an addition into the Earth loom.

This is a drop-in open ended activity  that will begin winding down at 8pm. Picnic dinners are encouraged, wear a sunhat or other  weather appropriate attire- we are outside under  shelters rain or shine.

With Sharon Kallis and Earthand Gleaners Society.