Means of Production Community Garden

Means of Production community garden

Located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, Means of Production (MOP) Garden was created in 2002 by artist Oliver Kellhammer, the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA), and the Vancouver Park Board.

Kellhammer’s original conception was to create an ‘open source’ landscape where people could experiment growing their own botanical materials for arts and craft use, and for the garden to be a community ‘hub’ where ongoing investigations into art and ecology would take place.

Managed by EartHand Gleaners Society, we collectively work to further MOP’s original mandate as a platform for community environmental art engagement.

The garden becomes an active studio with artists co-producing site specific events with the public. The variety of collaborations undertaken ignites community passion and nurtures a participant's involvement.

About the Means of Production Community Garden

The Means of Production Garden was developed by the City of Vancouver, Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA), and lead artist Oliver Kellhammer in 2002 with a mandate to grow materials for artists' use. It continues to be a working site and resource for Vancouver artists and community art projects.

The garden is located in China Creek North Park at the corner of St. Catherines Street and East 6th Avenue.

MOPARRC project photos