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 & youth ages 8+ with an adult

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Honey Extraction, Foraging, and Infusing with Kalamazoo Bee Club and Herbal Meadows Botanicals
Sunday, July 21, 10 am – 1 pm

The Kalamazoo Bee Club and Herbal Meadows Botanicals team up to teach honey extraction, foraging and infusing! After the Kalamazoo Bee Club demonstrates honey extraction, Haley Terpstra will lead a walk to forage fresh yarrow. Each participant will receive their own jar to infuse honey and yarrow.

Foraging

Wild Wandering with Laurie Laing
Saturday, July 27, 10 am – Noon

Laurie Laing is a forager, caterer, chef, certified master naturalist and MAMI certified mushroom forager. She has catered weddings and hosted special dinner events prepared with all foraged ingredients. Join her for a foraging hike and food prep lesson at KNC and leave inspired to cook with the tastes from your place!

Register here for July 27 >

Foraging

Wild Wandering with Laurie Laing
Saturday, August 24, 10 am – Noon

Laurie Laing is a forager, caterer, chef, certified master naturalist and MAMI certified mushroom forager. She has catered weddings and hosted special dinner events prepared with all foraged ingredients. Join her for a foraging hike and food prep lesson at KNC and leave inspired to cook with the tastes from your place!

Register here for August 24 >