Today, I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Renfrew Ravine (the last surviving ravine with a natural creek in the city of Vancouver). The tour was lead by the Still Moon Arts Society, and facilitated by Tasha Murray of the Invasive Species… Read More »Still Moon Arts Society
On Sunday, September 26, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Lower Mainland Green Team at Ron McLean Park in Burnaby. The Lower Mainland Green Team, founded in 2011, is a registered charity that organizes invasive removal and planting events at parks all around… Read More »Lower Mainland Green Team
Stewarding the Champlain Heights Trail over the past year, I have had the opportunity of tackling an assortment of pernicious invasive weeds – Himalayan Blackberry (with its giant root balls and prickly branches, Ivy (with its tendency to form dense mats over the forest floor),… Read More »Little Bulbs Everywhere
It was pouring rain (I am talking buckets of heavy rain falling) last Friday, but I was determined to get out on the Red Alder Trail and complete a mini planting. Thanks to our Art for Plant Fundraiser this past Spring, Free the Fern was… Read More »Mini Planting in the Rain!
The forecast called for rain and thunderstorms today, but we woke to find it was a bright sunny day. It was perfect weather for a forest planting. Free the Fern member, Martin, thanks to funding from a Neighbourhood Small Grant and Free the Fern fundraising,… Read More »Replanting the Forest
Free the Fern is organizing our major fall Community Planting Event for Sunday, October 24 from 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. We are needing the following volunteers to help with the event: 6 volunteer leaders – each will be responsible for a plot of the… Read More »Volunteer Planters Needed!
Thanks to a Neighbourhood Small Grant, we were blessed to be able to have Lori Snyder, Métis herbalist and educator lead an Indigenous Plant Walk on Saturday, September 11 from 10-11:30am. She shared the traditional native usages of both naturalized and native plants, such as… Read More »Indigenous Plant Walk
September 2021 Free the Fern has launched a new Free the Fern Lending Library. Free the Fern members* are welcome to borrow books for free on a three week loan basis. We currently have 29 books in our collection. Books include popular best sellers such… Read More »Free the Fern Lending Library!
Yesterday, due to poor air quality from forest fires in the interior, we had to make the tough decision to postpone our Indigenous Plant Walk with Lori Snyder. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug 14, we have now rescheduled it for Saturday, September 11, 2021. It… Read More »Indigenous Plant Walk