Spring Gillard

Craft & Culture

Tis the rainy season. Fortunately, there’s brightness on the horizon with the advent of craft fairs and culture crawls. I’m heading to Circle Craft tonight to start my Christmas shopping. (Right, last time a friend and I did the craft fair circuit we bought more for ourselves than anyone else.) This five-day market […]

Strathcona Loama

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association is now selling the compost they are producing in their resource park on the eastside of Vancouver. Food scraps are collected from local businesses and processed on-site in the impressive rotating Jora composters. Mission Possible staffs the composting and recycling program; the local social enterprise employs people with […]

The Culture Crawl

I went on the Eastside Culture Crawl yesterday. It’s the fourteenth year for this public art progressive. Over three days, artists on the east side of Vancouver open their homes and studios to the public. This year a diverse mix of three hundred artists participated showing paintings, woodwork, sculpture, textiles, jewellery and more. Although there […]