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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 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!

Fern Fairies!

Recently a couple of our members have been christened as “Fern Fairies”. It all began when we heard from a local resident who had been helping trim invasive blackberry on her early morning walks. However, due to physical limitations of using a walker, this local… Read More »Fern Fairies!