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Youth Planting Event

On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning on October 30 2021, Free the Fern member, Damian Assadi, lead a Youth Planting Event, along the Red Alder Trail, adjacent to Kinross Creek Co-op. Thanks to a #RisingYouth grant he was able to purchase native plants and shrubs… Read More »Youth Planting Event

Community Planting Event!

Thanks to our major sponsor, TD Park People Grant, free the fern hosted a very successful Community Planting Event along the Red Alder Trail on October 24, 2021. We had 38 eager volunteers serving as volunteer leaders, volunteer planters, photographer, info table monitors, set-up/clean-up crew,… Read More »Community Planting Event!

Little Bulbs Everywhere

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

Replanting the Forest

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