On Saturday, November 6, Free the Fern member, Martin Collins, hosted our monthly Invasive Weed Pull, adjacent to his co-op, Alexander Laidlaw, along the Red Alder Trail. We had 6 volunteers out to support the removal effort. The focus was on removing the invasive ground… Read More »Invasive Weed Pull – Alexander Laidlaw Co-op
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
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!
In preparation for our Community Planting Event on October 24 we have: received a 5 cubic yard truck of soil, funded by Kinross Creek Housing Co-op Landscape Committee been offered $50 from the Independent Grocery to fund the purchase of drinks and snacks received a… Read More »Getting Ready for Planting
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!