Artists in Communities 2020

About HCC

Build relationship to this land, and learn about Indigenous plants, foods, and medicines with Indigenous herbalist Lori Snyder and art historian and writer Laura Cisneros.

Through plant walks, art workshops, and gatherings we will explore the land around the Hastings Community Centre, New Brighton Beach (aka Khanahmoot), Hastings Community Park, and the Hastings Park Sanctuary.

Throughout the seasons participants will be invited to creatively investigate various plant life through painting, plant dyes, collage, photography, video, and poetry.

Learn which plants are Indigenous flora, which we can eat, make medicines, dyes, and tools with and which are simply enjoyed for their beauty. Preserve and expand this knowledge in collaboration and solidarity with different species, cultures and generations.

Check out Lori and Laura’s website here: https://inharmonywithnatur.wixsite.com/inharmonywithnature

Learn more about the Artists in Communities program here: https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-program.aspx