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.