Heron Rocks Participation in the Pollination Survey

Submitted by Phyllis Victory In August the orchards at Heron Rocks were included in an Island-wide Pollination Survey Project that was commissioned by The Natural History Society of Hornby Island. This program was/is supported by Environment Canada (the Habitat Stewardship Program), The BC Ministry of the Environment and the BC Conservationist

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Annual Plant Sale and Berry Tea

For about 30 years our Plant Sale and Berry Tea has been a May long weekend fixture on Hornby Island. In 2017, the event will take place between 11 am and 3 pm on Sunday, May 21st. But planning for it began many weeks before. Initial work begins mid-winter with reminders

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Seedy Saturday

Another annual event is Seedy Saturday which this year took place on March 4th at the Co-op Ringside. This event brings together home gardeners, seed savers and heirloom variety growers in a celebration and sharing of open-pollinated seeds and gardening know-how. Bring seeds, take seeds. As usual, Comox Valley Regional

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Pruning Workshop with Renee Poisson

It has become a tradition each winter to have a pruning workshop led by Renee Poisson. This year it was on March 19th. For Heron Rocks Friendship Centre members, the workshop is free and for others the cost is only $15. Over the years, our pruning has done much to

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Work Party

Weather has raised havoc with work parties this year. We have had to reschedule a number of time because of strong rains. Finally we are having a work party on May 6th at 10 a.m. when it’s forecasted to be nice. We’ll be cleaning up all the winter debris to

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Orchard Wassailing

Orchard Wassailing

Each January at the upper Heron Rocks heritage orchard the Friendship Centre holds a wassailing event. The word ‘wassail’ is Old English and means “be in good health”. The Orchard Wassail is the ancient practice of people going to sing to the apple trees to awaken them and ensure a

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Fall Fair Soup Stall

Fall Fair Soup Stall

The Friendship Centre runs a soup and tea stall during the Fall Fair held on either the second or third Saturday in September. Board members and others donate big pots of tasty soups to serve. There is also a choice of homemade bread or buns to go with

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Annual Plant Sale and Berry Tea

Annual Plant Sale and Berry Tea

The Plant Sale and Berry Tea happens on the Sunday of the long May weekend. This is the Friendship Centre’s biggest fundraising effort of the year. There are lots of plants to purchase, live music to enjoy and scrumptious berry shortcake to eat. This event is a

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