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Light up the Night!

Dawn broke on Sunday, Dec 18, 2022, with a loud clap of thunder and a flash of lightening. Outside, snow was falling heavily on the ground. With concern, Grace Nombrado, President of Free the Fern, looked out the window to see a thick layer of… Read More »Light up the Night!

Lantern Workshops!

In preparation for our upcoming lantern procession, Light up the Night in Champlain Heights, Free the Fern ran two lantern making workshop for the public on Saturday, Dec 10, 2023. The first workshop, from 10am-12pm, was a Nature Lantern Workshop. Free the Fern President, Grace… Read More »Lantern Workshops!

Artist Collaboration

In the leadup to our lantern event, Light up the Night in Champlain Heights on Dec 18, we have been busy with creating lanterns for public display. Artist, Kiki Nombrado, has helped with two Artist Collaboration Sessions, Nov 9 and Nov 23. On Nov 9,… Read More »Artist Collaboration

Invasive Pull Event

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, 14 volunteers gathered to help with Free the Fern’s monthly Invasive Pull Event. It was a surprisingly beautiful sunny day, after a night of heavy rain and winds. Volunteers of all ages came out, from children and their parents to… Read More »Invasive Pull Event

Invasive Regrowth Pull

On Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, 1pm-3pm, 6 Free the Fern volunteers gathered to tackle invasive regrowth in areas that we will be planting as part of our Grow Wild! event, Oct 22, 2022. Volunteers worked adjacent to 4 stewardship areas: Matheson Heights Co-op, Cartier Place,… Read More »Invasive Regrowth Pull

Weed & Feed

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Free the Fern President, Martin Collins, hosted a Weed & Feed event west of Alexander Laidlaw Housing Co-op, on the Red Alder Trail. 18 volunteers came out to help with removing a large thicket of Himalayan blackberry. We succeeded in… Read More »Weed & Feed