Last weeding bee of the season a success!

Holding a pile of pulled DSV.

The last official weeding bee of the season was held 9 September, with a good turnout of over 20 people! There may be another bee scheduled depending on weather, so watch this space.

To try expanding our techno-reach, we made a little video detailing the most recent bee and the effect of the bees in general on our work at FWG. Continue reading


We love corporate volunteers!

Green Heron – our mascot! They like to hang out at the Amphibian Pond and eat all the frogs. Photo by Sandy Garland

In May, FWG played host to two corporate volunteer groups. Through Evergreen, Microsoft employees came and helped plant trees on the steep and newly-cleared slopes of the ravine. Their enthusiasm and stick-to-it-ness in the face of wrangling massive plants down thorny, and to then hack holes out of clay and roots was so very much appreciated. These Elderberries should survive the rabbits!

Right before the Plant Sale, volunteers from PriceWaterhouseCoopers came and planted a few trees on the slope before heading to the Butterfly Meadow to plant flowers and sift soil. They even returned after their lunch to continue work despite only being scheduled in for 3 hours that day! Diane said it was the best group she’s ever had. Continue reading