Presented by JJ Ford, Orchard Coordinator at Welland Community Orchard. Fruit thinning is an important and often overlooked step in growing amazing fruit! Apples, pears, plums and some other trees can really load up their branches, and by thinning (i.e. removing a portion) the fruit on the tree we can grow larger, more flavourful and earlier ripening fruit, as well as prevent damage from broken branches!
Presented by JJ Ford, Orchard Coordinator at Welland Community Orchard. Fruit thinning is an important and often overlooked step in growing amazing fruit!
Apples, pears, plums and some other trees can really load up their branches, and by thinning (i.e. removing a portion) the fruit on the tree we can grow larger, more flavourful and earlier ripening fruit, as well as prevent damage from broken branches!
This is a fun and easy morning spent in the orchard, moving from tree to tree and chatting while we work. Save the little green apples and make your own pectin! Registration is required.
Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet.
Habitat Acquisition Trust would like to invite you for this year’s Conservation Connection Forum and Benefit Banquet. The Benefit Banquet is this year’s major fundraiser event for HAT’s conservation programs, and as a community we hope to come together to celebrate and lift up habitat protection for the region.
The evening involves Keynote Speaker and HAT Board Member Dr. Rick Kool speaking on The Blue Boundary Report: developing a collaborative plan for the sustainability of Vancouver Island. We will be having a delicious buffet-style spread provided by Truffles Catering, locally roasted coffee by Smoke & Mirrors, and a cash bar with wine and beer by Phillips Brewery and Symphony Winery.
There will also be a tremendous collection of silent auction and raffle prizes to be bid upon, which we will be posting regularly about on our Facebook Page. Look for things like a gift card to Saanich Native Plants and a cozy stay at the Wildergarden on the Sooke Basin.
The Conservation Connection forum is an opportunity for people from across the region representing different organizations, municipalities, and stakeholders working towards habitat conservation to come together to collaborate and learn together and from each other. Through the forum, attendees enjoy expert speakers, breakout groups to discuss and network, and the opportunity to share and display some of the projects or priorities they have in a constructive environment.
For a full listing of speakers and topics visit our blog here. Here are the details, and attached is a poster:
When: Thurs, October 12th 2017 Conservation Connection Forum from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with an optional nature walk at 4 pm Benefit Banquet from 5:30 pm – 8 pm Where: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, BC
Tickets: purchase at hat.bc.ca/c4c or by calling 250-995-2428 $45 for banquet | $60 for conference | $100 both
* Last call for registration: Oct 1st
HAT will host ‘Nature Walks and Talks’ at the Matson in Esquimalt. We will be focusing on native flora and pollinator species, including expert led talks and walks on bees and humming birds.
10:15AM HUMMINGBIRD HUNT Local hummingbird expert Eric Pittman will speak about our tiny feathered friends
1:00PM BEE SAFARI “Madame Beespeaker” and author of ‘Victory Gardens for Bees’, Lori Weidenhammer. Bring your friends and family!
To acess the conservation area, enter the West Song Walkway from the West Bay Marina end.
Snacks will be provided by HAT. Please RSVP to email@example.com. FREE, Family friendly, all welcome!
Event sponsored by LTABC Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia
THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’
Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment
March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish. Continue reading “The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj”
Westshore Parks and Recreation Centre – Parking Lot
1767 Island Highway
Date of Event 03/04/2017
Time of event 11:00 AM
Price (CAD) 0.00
Event Website fibre.telus.com/futurehome/
Details Join us at the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview the future of home technology. Residents can visit the Future Home from Saturday, March 4 until Sunday, March 12, 2017. The 585-square-foot Future Home offers an immersive experience to demonstrate how technology will soon make our lives safer, healthier and more efficient than ever before. New experiences include an EcoHub that looks at the energy saving and eco friendly items in a home at the click of a button and an intelligent kitchen with a smart stove, counter, skillet and interactive recipes.
Visitors can also see how a UV light can clean a stove hands-free. All Future Home visitors are invited to enter to win a prize pack courtesy of Samsung, which includes a 55”
Samsung UHD LED Smart TV (retail value $2,300), a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE 9.7 (retail value $550) and a Samsung Galaxy S7 (retail value $899).