Workshop: Intro to DNA Genealogy

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Our General Manager, Chris Mathieson, will teach you how to get started using DNA genealogy tools to research your family history.

$10

Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking

Christmas is a great time to gather with family and indulge your sweet tooth. On Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we will show you how to make some gift-worthy traditional seasonally-inspired treats including taffy, fudge, candied peel and more.

$25

Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baking, Victorian Style

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by preparing delicious baked treats. On Thursday, November 22th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we will show you how to prepare an amazing range of goodies that were popular in the 1870's (and would probably still be big hits today--yes, including a well-brandied fruit cake.).

$25

Fibre Arts Day

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the day comes closer, visit this page for a detailed schedule of the workshops, presentations, vendors and demonstrations we've got planned for the event. If you or someone you know would […]

Presentation: Franz Ferdinand and the Okanagan Connection with Maury Williams

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission Franz Ferdinand and the Okanagan Connection:  The man whose death ignited the first World War visits the Okanagan In 1892 Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, began a round-the-world journey.  After extended visits in India, Australia, and Japan, he arrived in Vancouver in September […]

Presentation: The Importance of Cottonwoods with Kasey Moran

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission The Importance of Black Cottonwoods You've heard of human-wildlife conflict, but what about human-plant conflict? Come and learn about the decline of black cottonwood forests in the Okanagan-Similkameen, the wildlife species that depend them, their symbiotic relationship with the river, and what's being done to conserve […]

Presentation: Invaders in the Similkameen with OASISS

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Come join Lisa, Executive Director of the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society as she discusses some of the many invasive and noxious plants that are bad neighbours here in the Similkameen Valley, and how to both identify and control them. In addition to an illustrated talk, there may be a walk around the Grist Mill site to identify some of the intruders on our own property.

Presentation: Native Plants and Pollinators with OSS

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

Presentation: Wildfire Ecology with Don Gayton

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission Wildfire Ecology Don is a well-known Summerland ecologist who studies how fire has shaped our dry forest and grassland environments. Using tree fire scar records, he explores the First Nation use of fire prior to European settlement, and then brings us forward to the severe fire […]

Event: Astronomy Night at the Grist Mill

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

With the help of the volunteers of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Okanagan Centre) we'll be hosting an evening presentation followed by a chance to view the night sky through some of their telescopes. This is definitely a family-friendly event! because of the anticipated popularity of this event, there will be a small fee […]

$5

Workshop: From Farm to Jar – A Weekend Canning Intensive

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Spend a spectacular fall weekend in the Similkameen Valley, visit orchards, farms and fruit stands and get the ultimate farm-country canning experience! In this weekend intensive, join our General Manager, Chris Mathieson (who has canned and put away thousands of jars of just about everything) as he provides an introduction to the basics of home […]

$349

Community Discussion: Encouraging Volunteerism

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

This community conversation is a part of a larger series of discussions sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation as part of their "On the Table" series. Join us for coffee, cinnamon buns and a roundtable discussion on how to encourage volunteerism in the lower Similkameen. If this topic interests you, please come join us! All are […]

Free

Pro-D Day at the Grist Mill – Educators Open House

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

On Friday, October 25th, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a special professional development opportunity for teachers. Come be inspired by this spectacular piece of local history and it's lovely grounds .RSVP for free admission to the site for the day, where our staff and volunteers will share some engaging heritage experiences with […]

$7 – $15

Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking

Christmas is a great time to gather with family and indulge your sweet tooth. On Friday, November 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to make some gift-worthy traditional seasonally-inspired treats including taffy, fudge, candied peel and more.

$30

Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baking, Victorian Style

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by preparing delicious baked treats. On Friday, November 22th from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to prepare an amazing range of goodies that were popular in the 1870's (and would probably still be big hits today--yes, including a well-brandied fruit cake.)

$30

Christmas Craft Workshop: Wreath-Making

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by making your very own wreath. On Friday, November 29th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to use abundant winter greenery to make a vibrant wreath to adorn your door.

$45

Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking (for kids)

On Wednesday, December 4th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will show your kids how to make some wonderful treats suitable for kids to make. The fee for this two hour workshop is $15 and every participant will get to take recipes and some of the treats we make together home.

$15

Similkameen Seedy Saturday

Cawston Hall 2119 Main Street, Cawston

Thirty-one years ago, our then-Head Gardener, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called "Seedy Saturday" that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. The Grist Mill and Gardens invites you to Cawston Hall on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am - 2pm, for our very own Seedy Saturday […]

Fibre Arts Day

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the day comes closer, visit this page for a detailed schedule of the workshops, presentations, vendors and demonstrations we've got planned for the event. If you or someone you know would […]

Workshop: From Farm to Jar – A Weekend Canning Intensive

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Spend a spectacular fall weekend in the Similkameen Valley, visit orchards, farms and fruit stands and get the ultimate farm-country canning experience! In this weekend intensive, join our General Manager, Chris Mathieson (who has canned and put away thousands of jars of just about everything) as he provides an introduction to the basics of home […]

$349

Plein Air Painting Session with Dale Matthews

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Join Okanagan artist Dale Matthews for a day of painting in our lovely gardens. This session is one of a series of opportunities to refine your painting skills under the guidance of some of our favourite South Okanagan and Similkameen artists. Each session lasts four hours and includes a break for lunch (bring your own […]

Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

Grist Mill & Gardens 2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos

Through the summer of 2020, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a series of informative talks about the natural and cultural history of the Okanagan/Similkameen featuring some exceptional and engaging speakers. All talks are free with admission.