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Artist Collaboration

In the leadup to our lantern event, Light up the Night in Champlain Heights on Dec 18, we have been busy with creating lanterns for public display. Artist, Kiki Nombrado, has helped with two Artist Collaboration Sessions, Nov 9 and Nov 23. On Nov 9,… Read More »Artist Collaboration

Invasive Pull Event

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, 14 volunteers gathered to help with Free the Fern’s monthly Invasive Pull Event. It was a surprisingly beautiful sunny day, after a night of heavy rain and winds. Volunteers of all ages came out, from children and their parents to… Read More »Invasive Pull Event

Invasive Regrowth Pull

On Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, 1pm-3pm, 6 Free the Fern volunteers gathered to tackle invasive regrowth in areas that we will be planting as part of our Grow Wild! event, Oct 22, 2022. Volunteers worked adjacent to 4 stewardship areas: Matheson Heights Co-op, Cartier Place,… Read More »Invasive Regrowth Pull

Weed & Feed

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Free the Fern President, Martin Collins, hosted a Weed & Feed event west of Alexander Laidlaw Housing Co-op, on the Red Alder Trail. 18 volunteers came out to help with removing a large thicket of Himalayan blackberry. We succeeded in… Read More »Weed & Feed

Salal Die-Off

Recently we have been noticed that quite a number of the salal plants which we planted last fall have been struggling. Many of their leaves are turning brown and drying up. Concerned about the state of the plants, I took a closer look. What I… Read More »Salal Die-Off