Eco artist Sharon Kallis of the Eart­H­and Glean­ers Soci­ety spent the sum­mer of 2016 cre­at­ing sculp­tur­al works for the pine trees lin­ing the north side of the Pol­li­na­tor Pas­ture. She, along with com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, har­vest­ed and processed inva­sive Himalayan black­ber­ry vines. Vol­un­teers turned the result­ing fibers into rope dur­ing a series of ear­ly evening gath­er­ings in the pas­ture, enhanced by per­for­mances and live­ly con­ver­sa­tion. A com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing, fea­tur­ing net­tle tea, ban­nock, live music, and beau­ti­ful weath­er, cel­e­brat­ed the instal­la­tion of the final art­works – two large-scale but­ter­fly nets. For more infor­ma­tion vis­it eart­H­and Glean­ers Soci­ety.

Pho­tographs by Jaymie Johnson