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Put these files onto your portable player and bring them with you to MOPARRC's Tarten & Tweed Tea Party Means of Production Community Garden on Sunday, September 13, 2009.

The voices of these gardeners will be the sound track to your wandering through the garden during this final public event for the MOPARRC summer art residency in the garden. These audio files along with a set of photos taken at the time of the interviews form the wind up presentation of Garden Gnomad, the project that resulted from my residency with MOPARRC this summer. Please join Sharon Kallis, Lori Weidenhammer and me to celebrate a wonderful year in the garden!

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MOPARRC presents-
Tartan & Tweed Tea Party at Means of Production Community  Garden
Sunday September 13, 1-4pm
North  China Creek  Park: Corner of St Catherines Street and East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Celebrate the Harvest Moon; join us for finger food and wild-crafted tea. Suggested Party Attire: “plaid, tartan and tweed.” The last of three tea parties planned for the season, the Tartan & Tweed Tea Party will feature on-site artworks by Sharon Kallis of community-made artwork using materials grown on site during a year-long artist in residence.

Lori Weidenhammer will give tours of the MOP Bee Garden and discuss some of the reasons she and co-designer Jean Kindratsky chose to grow certain plant varieties. Weather permitting, (and hive permitting) Weidenhammer will also give you the opportunity to try out her solar powered sonic therapy chair.

Garden Gnomad PodcastsLois Klassen’s summer-long Garden Gnomad Project presents a series of short audio works to guide visitors to hidden secrets in the Means of Production Garden. Bring your iPod, portable CD player, transistor (there will be some available to borrow) and load up podcasts onsite from the solar-powered Garden Gnomad machine and Kitchen Radio (Rafael Tsuchida). Download the podcast ahead of time by following instructions posted here:

          Performances by:

The Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra   
and special guest Gnomie

Note: Uneven terrain.  Proper foot wear recommended; children must be supervised.

For more information about the garden events, and to be placed on an e-mail listing for MOP garden events, email [email protected]. Or visit

Media can call Sharon Kallis at 604-215-9501

Project partners: Environmental Youth Alliance, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation,  Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Project Funders: The Mount Pleasant Community Association, Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs.