Free the Fern is excited to be partnering with local artist, Joshua Ralph. Joshua is a 2D animator and digital compositor. He has also volunteered, through the Invasive Species Council of BC, removing invasive plants. (Recently, he was featured in a CBC news article.) Through… Read More »Eco-Art Workshop
Thanks to a TD Park People Grant and a Neighbourhood Small Grant, Free the Fern is excited to announce that we will be organizing a South Van Strawberry Social on Sunday, June 5, 1-4pm.At the event there will be: 200 free servings of strawberries (with shortcake and whipped cream) live… Read More »South Van Strawberry Social
Today, on Saturday, May 7, 10am-12pm, Paola Coloma hosted an invasive pull event on the Red Alder Trail, just east of the Cartier Place townhouses in South Vancouver. 12 volunteers were on hand (ranging in age from 8 to 70+ years old) to help with… Read More »Invasive Pull by Cartier Place
I had the privilage of taking out Mrs. Renshaw’s Grade 1/2 class from Champlain Heights Elementary school for another educational walk and down the Champlain Heights trail. For our 45 minute walk we stopped to look at edible native and naturalized plants, including: plantain (its… Read More »Outdoor Education
On April 27, 2022, fellow environmental stewardship group, The Still Moon Art’s Society, who are based to the north of us in the East Vancouver neighbourhood of Renfrew, held a Beaver Pond(er)ing Lodging Celebration! Over the past two months, volunteers with the Still Moon Art… Read More »Beaver Celebration!
On April 24, 2022, Free the Fern was grateful to receive 34 plants generously donated to us by the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA). The Environmental Youth Alliance is a registered charity that supports BIPOC youth by providing them free land-based education and paid employment-training in… Read More »EYA Free Plants!
Between January 1, 2022 and April 21, 2022: 21 people have volunteered with Free the Fern Volunteers have spent 230 hours pulling invasive weeds, raking leaves, replanting native plants, moving leaf mulch, and hosting events. Together, we have filled 124 city green bins with invasive… Read More »That is a lot of weeds!