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Signs of Spring

Walking down Champlain Heights Trail there have been many signs of spring. I am in awe of the bright green of the young vine maple leaves above me. Behind Kinross Creek Co-op, I see the deep pink of the first baldhip rose unfurling its petals.¬†Farther… Read More »Signs of Spring

Rainbow Tool Sets

Thanks to a TD Park People Grant, Free the Fern has been able to purchase 6 tool sets, each set containing: a rake, a shovel, a trowel, and a professional bypass pruner. Free the Fern member, Kiki, offered to help paint the tool sets in… Read More »Rainbow Tool Sets

Fundraising Update

Today we spent the morning selling hand-painted art on the Champlain Heights Trail as part of our Art for Plants Fundraiser. Free the Fern member, Paola, also contributed some hand-made cloth bags, made from repurposed fabrics, for our sale. As of today (May 15, 2021),… Read More »Fundraising Update

Free Ferns!

As part of our Small Neighbourhood Grant, we were able to offer free ferns to 30 of our Invasive Zoom participants. So, I set up a table in my carport and gave out free ferns! We also had our art from our Art for Plant… Read More »Free Ferns!

Invasive Removal Zoom

Last night, with the support of Tasha Murray, Executive Director of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, Free the Fern had a very successful Invasive Removal Zoom Session. 70 people from around the Lower Mainland and beyond participated in the session. Tasha presented a… Read More »Invasive Removal Zoom

I Live in East Van Post

I was surprised to be contacted by Barbara Borchardt who runs the website http://www.iliveineastvan.com She wished to feature our group Free the Fern. She wished to help promote our Educational Zoom on Invasive Removal we will be offering on April 28, as well as our… Read More »I Live in East Van Post

Art for Plants!

Free the Fern has just launched a fundraiser – Art for Plants! We will be selling hand painted art made by our volunteer Christine Nombrado (Kiki). She is painting (5×7) canvases featuring local birds and native plants. We are selling the art for $15 each… Read More »Art for Plants!