Fall HAT Chat Newsletter - Now Online



The Fall 2009 HAT Chat is now available for download. Read about Lasagna Gardening, Sharp-tailed Snakes, and the Millstream Good Neighbours Project.


GardenWorks "Harvest Queen Heyday"

Saturday October 10th, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
4290 Blenkinsop Rd.

It's time to let loose and unwind from a busy, beautiful summer. At this full day event, there will be massages, manicures, and a fortune teller.  Vendors include The Gypsy Soul, 'Love Your Breasts' T-shirts (in support of Breast Cancer), Avon, Sunrider, Tupperware, 'No Added Calories' baking mixes and the Dahlia Society.

Workshops for the day include:

Lynda Dowling - Autumn in the Herb Garden from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
This extremely knowledgeable, wonderful woman will tell you how to put your herbs to bed and cook with what you've harvested.

Asmira Dance - Belly Dancing Lesson 11:30 am -12:30 pm
I think we can all agree it's time to bust a move like we never have before! Asmira is more than ready to put our hips in motion, and she will do it in style.

There will be raffles for an amazing fall planter, a framed photo by Petals by Belinda and a 50/50 draw, all proceeds going to HAT (Habitat Acquisition Trust).

For more information, please contact Ashleigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-721-2140


Successful Conservation Connection Forum

Thank you to all of the presenters, donors, attendees, and sponsors who made the 9th Conservation Connection Forum a success.  The September 18th event at Royal Roads university was attended by nearly 100 people from many local conservation organizations and local governments.  Among the excellent presentations were sessions on fundraising, invasive species, persticides, engaging communities and youth, and more.  If you were not able to attend this year's Forum, we hope to see you in 2010!


Conservation Connection Forum 2009 Information

HAT is thrilled to announce the 9th Annual Conservation Connection Forum at Royal Roads University

Join with other members of the conservation community to share ideas, find new ways to overcome challenges, and build relationships with others passionate about the environment. This full day forum will take place on Friday September 18th, 2009. Featuring Keynote Speaker Maeve Lydon from Common Ground Community Mapping Network and the University of Victoria Office of Community Based Research, and a special fundraising session with Kim Klein, internationally renowned Fundraising Trainer and Consultant. 

Click here for more information on the forum and to register.


Hug Garry Oakley at the Organic Islands Festival!

Join Garry Oakley, HAT, and many others in a celebration of the wonderful organic and environmentally friendly food and products available from Vancouver Island.  Festival location: Glendale Gardens July 4 - 5.  Ask for your free naturescaping guide!


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