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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

Summer Weaving Workshop

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, Grace & Joe led an outdoor Weaving with Ivy workshop beside our beautiful Douglas FIr Teaching Garden. 9 participants gathered on a refreshingly cool August morning to learn a new skill together. After everyone introduced themselves, Joe & Grace led… Read More »Summer Weaving Workshop

Interview with CBC Radio

On Monday, August 8, 2022, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBC Radio Meteorologist and Science reporter, Johanna Wagstaffe. She came down to the Champlain Heights Trail to record audio, video, and photographs and learn more about our important Free the Fern stewardship… Read More »Interview with CBC Radio

Ivy Weaving Video Tutorial

Olakunle Oyeneye & Daniel Akinshola of One House Multicultural Communications Society generously volunteered their time to film & edit an Ivy Weaving Tutorial Video for Free the Fern. Joe Boyd volunteered to demonstrate the twining technique. We have now uploaded the completed video to our… Read More »Ivy Weaving Video Tutorial