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All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
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Beer Gardening

August 29 10:30am

Let Calvin Quaite of Conner's Wine Cellar help you become your own home-brew master!

Late August is when beer hops should be harvested, so the focus of this session is on the 'when and how' of harvesting, drying, storing and using hops to make beer. For those who have hop plants, new or established, this is a great opportunity to learn how to make full use of them, but anyone who has an interest in the beer making process or is curious about attempting u-brew beer is welcome to attend! There is no charge for this session but please sign up by calling 604.792.6612.
Note: Have questions on starting hops in your garden? Brian and our team members will be happy to help after the session!
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Canning, Preserves & Garlic

September 5, 10:30am

Want to give canning a try but think it's too hard or time consuming to do? Think again!

Hanne H. will be showing guests just how easy canning can be, what the best candidates are, what tools you need and where to find them and, if you're lucky, she might tell you about her amazing salsa recipe too! As an added bonus, Hanne is a garlic farmer and will be discussing the key points of growing and preparing garlic. This is always a popular session, largely because it is very interactive with folks asking lots of questions. Please register by calling 604.792.6612.

Pin This! Stunning Fall Containers

September 20, 2pm

Move over summer, autumn is here! Pauline will be showing folks gorgeous container combinations, sure add a little spice to your entry, deck and patio this fall.
Ready to dig in and get going? Stay after the session and Pauline will help you create your own with plants and materials from the store. She'll help you with technique, colour combinations and overall moral support if you're new to planting! They'll look so good, people will be posting images of your work! Cost for materials used only. Call 604.792.6612 to sign up.

More to Come!

Fall Seminar Series

We are in the process of finalizing our fall seminar program, including garden refresher classes, Apple Fest and more. Check back shortly for the lineup!

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Plastics Recycling

July 1-15 During Store Hours

It's time for a little spring cleaning! Gather your plastic pots and flats from the season, place them on the designated pallets in the parking area, and we'll send them to a better place (via Westcoast Plastics and Recycling)! No advance drop offs, please, and please be sure to place pots and flats neatly so that they can be easily accessed by all (yes, some of them get picked up by participants too, which really is recycling at its finest!).

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