On Friday, Aug 18, 2023, Free the Fern was honoured to welcome a group of 19 City of Vancouver staff and stewardship volunteers from across Vancouver for a tour of the Douglas Fir Teaching Garden and Free the Fern’s stewardship areas along the Red Alder Trail. This was part… Read More »Ecological Network & Inventory Project Walk – Aug 18, 2023
The David Suzuki foundation recently put the call for green spaces to be designated as Healing Forests. These would be spaces dedicated to the first inhabitants of the land and their descendants. Where people could learn about this country’s tragic past and begin a personal… Read More »Healing Forest
Today, on Aug 15, 2023, Grace Nombrado, began her role as Executive Director of Free the Fern Stewardship Society! This is a huge step forward for Free the Fern as we grow as a non-profit. Grace brings with her 2.5 years of volunteer experience as… Read More »Welcome our Executive Director!
Congratulations to Free the Fern founder and President, Grace Nombrado, for receiving the Community Hero award from Move 103.5 radio today! This is for her volunteer work with Free the Fern removing invasive plants, replanting native plants, and organizing community events! We would also like to thank… Read More »Community Hero!
On Saturday, June 17, 2023, Free the Fern participated in the Champlain Heights Community Fair, a large event complete with local nonprofit tents, bouncy castle, cake walk, musical performances, games, food, and more! 7 volunteers came out to help at our Free the Fern event… Read More »Champlain Heights Community Fair!
Tonight on June 8, 2023, we hosted a Native Plant Event on Zoom. 7 participants attended to learn about native plants for our future Native Food Forest project on the Champlain Heights trail. Free the Fern President, Grace Nombrado, led the PowerPoint presentation (see a… Read More »Native Plant Event – June 8, 2023
On a beautiful sunny Saturday, 18 volunteers came out for the last Free the Fern Invasive Pull before our summer break. We focused on removing small invasive weeds from the “Triangle” area of the Red Alder Trail, which will be the future site of our… Read More »Invasive Pull – June 3, 2023
It was a beautiful, warm morning on the Champlain Heights Trail, as 17 local residents gathered to welcome Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh nations educator, Matthew Williams, as he led a guided Native Plant Walk. As a young boy, Matthew Williams began learning about native plants from his grandmother. Now,… Read More »Native Plant Walk – May 13, 2023
Free the Fern had a lovely invasive pull with 15 volunteers coming out to help today. Despite forecast of 98% chance of rain, we were blessed with a perfectly, cool, dry day. Our focus today was on removing small weeds that were sprouting up around… Read More »Invasive Pull – May 6, 2023
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Free the Fern participated in Earth Fest. This event, organized by Champlain Heights Community Association and the Everett Crowley Park Committee, was held at the centre of Everett Crowley Park. At the event 13 local non-profits and volunteer groups had… Read More »Earth Fest 2023