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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School Orchard Project

School Orchard Project

Submitted by Phyllis Victory Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Armstrong Heron Rocks Friendship Society has undertaken a joint project with the Hornby Island Elementary School to share their orchards with the children to further their education of nature. This project fits very nicely into the new program that is being offered by the

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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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