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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 1100 acres. This working educational farm features learning gardens, summer time farmyard animals and  a U pick field (U pick CSA is full for 2019, check back in February to register for 2020)

DeLano Farms is home to chickens and goats year round and sits on the 1800’s homestead of the DeLano family, who settled on this spot in 1858. A log cabin and other historical structures can be seen when walking the many miles of beautiful trails.  

The focus of the farm is to get people out into the land in a responsible way. We strive to educate on the importance of historical knowledge and its continued use and understanding to create a sustainable future for generations to come. 

Classroom learning opportunities can be found on the school programs portion of our website, but include topics such as Michigan's rich cultural history, land use, farm ecology, Michigan's resources, plant parts, where our food comes from, and farmyard friends. 

Public Programs range from festivals to cooking demos and fun for all ages, including our Wednesday morning at the farm program geared toward preschool through middle school. See the Calendar for upcoming programs.

Farm Camp is also offered for your little ones who love to play in the dirt and grow their own veggies! Please visit Camp for details and to register. 

Admission Info:

Your visit to the Farm is included with regular KNC admission. Please check in at the Welcome Station or Visitor Center at 7000 N. Westnedge Avenue to get your wristbands, which are good for all KNC locations for the day!

 

Coming Up

Farmyard Wednesdays, June-August, 10 am

DeLano Homestead Open House
Sunday, June 16, 2 pm

DIY DeLano: Herbal Vinegars
Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 pm

Summer Bonfire at the Farm
Friday, June 21, 6:30-9:30 pm

DeLano Farms Visiting Chef Series: Eric Gillish
(at 357 W. E Avenue)
Wednesday, July 10, 5:30-6:45 pm

DIY DeLano: Pesto & Salsa
Tuesday, July 16, 5:30 pm

Summer Bonfire at the Farm
Friday, July 19, 6:30-9:30 pm

DeLano Farms Visiting Chef Series: Shawn Hagen
(at 357 W. E Avenue)
Wednesday, August 14, 5:30-6:45 pm

DeLano Farms Visiting Chef Series: Judy Sarkozy
(at 357 W. E Avenue)
Wednesday, September 11, 5:30-6:45 pm

DeLano Farms Visiting Chef Series: Sean Kelly
(at 357 W. E Avenue)
Wednesday, October 9, 5:30-6:45 pm

* for program pricing, see the Calendar 

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