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Learning Garden at DeLano FarmsWelcome to DeLano Farms!

Located at 555 West E Avenue. DeLano Farms is the western portion of the Kalamazoo Nature Center's 1,100 acres and features miles of beautiful hiking trails for year-round use. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular on this section of KNC.

NOTE: due to COVID-19, the Homestead buildings, farmyard, and learning gardens are closed.

DeLano Trails  |  Hours: 9 am - 6 pm every day

Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required  Visitor access to Delano Trails is limited to those who have received a Dashboard Day Pass from the KNC Welcome Station. Members and paying guests must check in at the Welcome Station (7000 N. Westnedge Ave.) The Day Pass MUST be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard for ease of viewing by KNC staff. This new procedure will help KNC better monitor KNC property. Please check the DeLano Kiosk Map for temporary trail/spur closures. These closures are designed for the safety of our Farm staff and operations


Regenerative Agriculture Programs Sponsorship Invitation

We are thrilled to offer this special opportunity to support our community’s connection with the natural world through garden-based experiences at KNC’s DeLano Farms. This year we have nearly one acre in cultivation at DeLano Farms — 25% more than last year. We’re raising vegetables and flowers for our shareholders, which will total some 65 families this year. Learn more about the CSA here. As always, we’ll share our bounty with Kalamazoo area food pantries and animal rescues. We’ll also offer a variety of public programs to engage the greater Kalamazoo community. With your help, we’ll raise something just as important: awareness and engagement among KNC visitors of all ages. Together we’ll learn about healthy, local food. Because along with the sweetest sweet corn and cherry tomatoes, we’re all about cultivating a healthier planet and community.

Specifically, your support will fund our educational internship program. Our seasonal interns learn vegetable growing, regenerative agriculture practices, farm management, and public outreach. They gain new skills, new friendships, and a new understanding of how agriculture can restore people and the planet. As a sponsor for this popular program, you’ll gain valuable exposure to the Kalamazoo community — to include many of our 100,000+ annual visitors

View the printable Sponsorship Invitation here for details on sponsorship packages with levels beginning at $250. Online sponsorship registration is coming soon! Questions? Contact Lisa at lpanich@naturecenter.org 

 

 

DeLano Homestead

DeLano Homestead

Pioneer Maple Sugaring

Pioneer Maple Sugaring

Inside the Homestead

Inside the Homestead

Wagon Ride at Fall Fest

Wagon Ride at Fall Fest

Directions to DeLano Farms