On Saturday, Sept 16, 2023, Free the Fern Vice President, Martin Collins, hosted a Weed & Feed event. We met just outside Martin’s home in the Alexander Laidlaw Co-op. 19 volunteers, between the ages of 9 and 65+, came (from as far as Port Coquitlam!)… Read More »Weed & Feed – Sept 2023
After a long summer break, we had our first Free the Fern Invasive Pull on Saturday, Sept 2, 2023. 12 amazing volunteers, ranging in age from 12 years old to 65+, came out to help. At 10am, we gathered at the beautiful Douglas Fir Teaching… Read More »Invasive Pull – Sept 2, 2023
Free the Fern Stewardship Society held our first Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023. Together, 11 local residents and Free the Fern directors gathered on Zoom. Free the Fern Executive Director, Grace Nombrado, chaired the AGM, while Free the Fern Secretary, Catherine Munn,… Read More »Free the Fern AGM – Aug 23, 2023
Free the Fern is excited to announce that we, along with the neighbouring Everett Crowley Park Committee, have been invited by Park People / Ami·es des parcs to join their Cornerstone Parks program. The Cornerstone Parks program is Canada’s only national network dedicated to maximizing the impact and influence… Read More »Park People – Cornerstone Project
On Friday, Aug 18, 2023, Free the Fern was honoured to welcome a group of 19 City of Vancouver staff and stewardship volunteers from across Vancouver for a tour of the Douglas Fir Teaching Garden and Free the Fern’s stewardship areas along the Red Alder Trail. This was part… Read More »Ecological Network & Inventory Project Walk – Aug 18, 2023
The David Suzuki foundation recently put the call for green spaces to be designated as Healing Forests. These would be spaces dedicated to the first inhabitants of the land and their descendants. Where people could learn about this country’s tragic past and begin a personal… Read More »Healing Forest
Today, on Aug 15, 2023, Grace Nombrado, began her role as Executive Director of Free the Fern Stewardship Society! This is a huge step forward for Free the Fern as we grow as a non-profit. Grace brings with her 2.5 years of volunteer experience as… Read More »Welcome our Executive Director!
Congratulations to Free the Fern founder and President, Grace Nombrado, for receiving the Community Hero award from Move 103.5 radio today! This is for her volunteer work with Free the Fern removing invasive plants, replanting native plants, and organizing community events! We would also like to thank… Read More »Community Hero!
On Saturday, June 17, 2023, Free the Fern participated in the Champlain Heights Community Fair, a large event complete with local nonprofit tents, bouncy castle, cake walk, musical performances, games, food, and more! 7 volunteers came out to help at our Free the Fern event… Read More »Champlain Heights Community Fair!
Tonight on June 8, 2023, we hosted a Native Plant Event on Zoom. 7 participants attended to learn about native plants for our future Native Food Forest project on the Champlain Heights trail. Free the Fern President, Grace Nombrado, led the PowerPoint presentation (see a… Read More »Native Plant Event – June 8, 2023