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

DeLano Homestead kitchen

Soil Blocking at DeLano Farms with Kirsten Clemente
Saturday, April 27, 10-11:30 am 

Soil-blocking using molds to form blocks of seed starting soil to grow plants without pots for your garden.  Soil-blocks are like nature’s Lego for seeds, fostering robust seedlings that seamlessly transition into the garden. It’s the eco-friendly, clutter-free solution to nurturing plants, waving goodbye to plastic pots and hello to sustainable gardening.
This program is facilitated by KNC’s DeLano Farm, Lead Farmer, Kirsten Clemente who is a wealth of knowledge on regenerative agriculture, gardening, and seed-starting.

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Herbal Tea

Blending Teas and Herbs with Chaz Rawls from Rooted Luv Farm
Saturday, May 25, 4-5:30 pm 

Led by Chaz Rawls, Rooted Luv is an urban farm in Kalamazoo that produces fresh, sustainable produce and exquisite tea blends. It goes beyond being just a business, serving as a place of healing, empowerment, and education. Join Chaz in this workshop to explore the history and benefits of the Cedar tree (Tree of Life). Engage with the healing properties of the Cedar through hands-on experience in crafting Cedar tea and a Cedar salve.  

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