Returning & Reskilling Series at Delano Homestead

See below for dates, specific program themes, and to register.

Intentional or not, we are always forming and evolving our relationship with the land. As our world moves increasingly toward technological advancement and convenience driven invention, historical knowledge connected to living with landscape and place is lost. Communities and individuals no longer carry the skills to explore and navigate the wilderness or work with the natural places where we live to meet our daily needs and creative inspirations. This series aims to return land-based living skills to our community and reskilling a new generation to live with the land.

Fee: $7/Member, $10/Non-member, includes KNC admission. Members receive 30% off programs!
Registration Deadline: Required by 4 p.m. the day before the program
Audience: Adults

DeLano Homestead kitchen
Elderberry syrup

Elderberry Syrup crafting with Haley Terpstra, owner of Herbal Meadows Botanicals
Saturday, January 27, 10-11:30 am 

Preserve the knowledge of the wonderful elderberry fruit and boost your immune system naturally. Make and take 4 ounces of elderberry syrup using raw, local honey, along with the knowledge to craft your own at home. As we brew syrup, we’ll discuss wild harvesting ethics, health benefits, and native plants to forage. 

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woodworking hand tools

Woodworking with Hand Tools with Dan Truesdale
Saturday, February 24, 10-11:30 am 

Power tools have dominated the craft of woodworking for the past 60 to 80 years, but people have been building and crafting wood by hand for thousands of years. We will talk about the history of these tools, dive into the philosophy of the modern hand tool woodworker, then get some hands-on experience using a wide range of hand tools. Feel free to bring a few of your own hand tools to learn more about their uses and how to care for them.   

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