In this workshop, you will lean the basics of creating and sculpting a figurine using wire, a t-shirt and Paverpol fabric hardener and take home a completed figure at the end of the day.
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.).
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: 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: 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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.)
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.
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 […]