Extraction Class – October 1st 2017

Extraction Methodology Class

Level 2: Basic Extraction Refinement signup

(This class will be a requirement for our future Level 3 Extraction Class)

This will be a 2-3 hour class at American Beauty Garden Center where we will be demonstrating the foundation of extraction polishing and refinement. We will be taking the BHO (Butane Hops Oil) yielded from our Level 1: Hydrocarbon Extraction class through winterization, filtration, and distillation. Students will follow along by filling out the Standard Operating Procedure log and will be free to ask questions during a Q&A session at the end of the class.

We will also be covering:

  • Proper maintenance and storage of equipment

  • Methods for safe handling and storage of solvents

  • Basic principles behind steam distillation

Ticket Price for the class is $250 prepaid

No refunds for no show

Class will be limited in size, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested.

You can sign up online,  in-store or over the phone at 704-334-8651.  See you there!

Join us on 06/25/2017 @ 12:00 pm

Extraction Methodology Class

Level 2: Basic Extraction Refinement

(This class will be a requirement for our future Level 3 Extraction Class)

This will be a 2-3 hour class at American Beauty Garden Center where we will be demonstrating the foundation of extraction polishing and refinement. We will be taking the BHO (Butane Hops Oil) yielded from our Level 1: Hydrocarbon Extraction class through winterization, filtration, and distillation. Students will follow along by filling out the Standard Operating Procedure log and will be free to ask questions during a Q&A session at the end of the class.

We will also be covering:

  • Proper maintenance and storage of equipment

  • Methods for safe handling and storage of solvents

  • Basic principles behind steam distillation

Ticket Price for the class is $250 prepaid

No refunds for no show

Class will be limited in size, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested.

You can sign up in-store or over the phone at 704-334-8651.  See you there!

Good Day Beautiful Gardeners!

“April showers bring May flowers.” We should definitely have some gorgeous flowers come May! What’s new here at ABGC? We have brought a new nutrient line onboard, “Emerald Harvest”. This line of nutrients uses plant-based proteins and you can choose either a 2-part or 3-part base with a core of 4 supplements. The Emerald Harvest line is specifically designed for hydroponic use. We have been testing it out on some zinnias in our grow room at the store and it is definitely a heavy hitter! (click on our Instagram Link to see the pictures!)

We have also introduced a new Customer Loyalty Program. You can sign up in-store (just talk to any of the staff) or online here. This program will keep track of the points you earn with each purchase, and these points can be used for special discounts and offers.

Don’t forget about our Hydrocarbon Extraction Class-Level 1 on Sunday, May 7th at noon. This is a repeat of the class we had in March; it was so popular we decided to do it again! Sign up for class in-store, online here or over the phone. This will be a 3-4 hour long class here at the store where we actually run an extraction of hops in a closed loop system while explaining the process as we go.

We had a great Spring Sale last week! Special thanks to Joe from Fox Farm, who hung out all day to help answer questions for our customers. Keep in touch for details on upcoming events, and keep growing!

Join us on 05/07/2017 @ 12:00 pm

Extraction Methodology Class

Hydrocarbon Extraction Level 1

This will be a 3-4 hour class at American Beauty Garden Center where we actually run an extraction in a closed loop system while explaining the process as we go. Students will be following along by filling out our Standard Operating Procedure log and will be free to ask questions during a Q&A session at the end of the class.

We will also be covering:

  • Proper maintenance and storage of equipment

  • Methods for safe handling and storage of solvents

  • Proper methods for purging and storing end product

  • Basic principles behind steam distillation

Ticket Price for the class is $100 prepaid

No refunds for no show

Class will be limited in size, so please sign up ASAP if you are interested.

How to sign up:

American Beauty Garden Center
4400 E Independence Blvd

Online by clicking here

See you there!

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Our Earth has now crossed into the equinox, meaning today and tonight will be of equal length. Since we are located in the Northern Hemisphere, this means SPRING for us! The days will become warmer and continue to get longer just as they have been since the winter solstice. The trees are budding with new growth, birds and butterflies are heading north again from their winter homes in the south, and we’ll all start to see little bunnies roaming around soon. Now is the time to begin planting seeds and putting our garden plans in action. Welcome Spring, and we welcome each of you into our store to help with your indoor or outdoor gardening needs. Our Light Hydrocarbon Extraction class yesterday was a great success, and we look forward to our next class announcements soon. Stay tuned and keep planting!

Organic Soil Amendments

We’ve received Glacial Rock Dust (Glacial Rock Dust 1lb) and Soft Rock Phosphate (Soft Rock Phosphate (0-3-0) 1lb) in stock! In addition to these valuable components, we also carry all amendments needed to create your own Super Soil and TLO soil. These soils are applicable in all gardening situations. Are you unsure about your yard’s NPK values? We have soil tests (Rapitest Soil Test Kit) that you can use to determine your Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and pH levels! Is your soil too acidic, a very common problem here in the Charlotte area? Add some lime (Espoma Garden Lime 6.75lbs). Do you have hydrangea bushes that you’d like to turn blue but they keep coming out pink? It’s likely the soil they are in might be a little too alkaline. Try adding (Espoma Soil Acidifier 6lb).

Come on in to American Beauty Garden Center, the largest indoor & outdoor gardening center in Charlotte! We’re open every day to help you grow!

Hello gardening friends!

Today is the New Moon and also the Chinese New Year.  It’s a time for new beginnings and fresh thinking.  The New Year is also known as the “Spring Festival” and we are certainly in a festive mood here at American Beauty Garden Center!  We are pleased to announce we have been asked to participate in the Southern Spring Show taking place February 24-26 and March 3-5.  The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners will be showcasing some of our products in their booth/area and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Please stop by and check out our seed selection and let’s get ready for SPRING!

Indoor & Outdoor Gardening, Hydroponics, Extraction & Education