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Eco-Art Workshop

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

Restoring the Soil

I thought I would share the steps Free the Fern is taking in our restoration effort along the Red Alder Trail, specifically in the site we have come to refer to as “The Triangle” (just north of the forested playground). Step One: Clear Fallen Wood… Read More »Restoring the Soil

Outdoor Education

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

Beaver Celebration!

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!

EYA Free Plants!

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!

Earth Fest

On April 23, 2022, Free the Fern was happy to have a table at Earth Fest at Everett Crowley Park. 11 Free the Fern volunteers were on hand to help share about our stewardship work. We had examples of ivy baskets (woven by Joe), sample… Read More »Earth Fest

Types of Ferns

Our environmental stewardship group is known as “Free the Fern”, as we remove the invasive plants to free ferns and other native plants. I thought it would be fitting if I take a bit of time to introduce some of our native west coast ferns.… Read More »Types of Ferns

That is a lot of weeds!

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!