Legacy Grove Park invites the community to learn a skill Saturday

Published 10:13 am Thursday, October 20, 2022

Legacy Grove Park will be hosting their first annual Fall Skillshare this Saturday, Oct. 22.

The family-friendly event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public. Event attendees will have an opportunity to interact with local partners and community members volunteering their time to highlight their hobbies and skill sets.

At the Fall Skillshare, there will be over 13 tables and workshops showcasing various skills. Partner organizations include Clark County Agricultural Extension, Bluegrass Greensource, the Kentucky Division of Forestry, Treehouse Compost, the Bluegrass Mycological Society, Winterberry Studio, Kentucky Riverkeepers, and the Clark County Public Library. Children’s art techniques, water quality testing, worm composting, and beekeeping are just a few of the many shared skills.

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Community volunteers will also be demonstrating methods of inoculating logs, techniques to build and operate a bow drill, crocheting, and woodworking. Members from Legacy Grove’s monthly drum circle will be teaching drumming. There will also be ax throwing.

The Fall Skillshare highlights one of Legacy Grove Park’s objectives of expanding environmental education opportunities across Clark County and providing free programming for all ages. This event will also cap off the completion of Fall Discovery Days at Legacy Grove Park, a weekly program for kids that highlighted professionals and activities in the STEM fields and encouraged kids to learn more about STEM education while playing alongside friends at the park.

Deborah Jackson, Executive Director of Legacy Greenscapes, the non-profit organization that provides free programs at Legacy Grove Park, encourages the community to come out to the Skillshare.

“The mission of Legacy Greenscapes is to bring the community together in ways that are both inspiring and educational. I like to think of this event as a way our gifted community members can pass down the skills, talents, and knowledge that have kept a community like ours thriving,” she said. “We want you to come out and meet your neighbors, learn what they are passionate about, and in a best-case scenario, discover a new skill or hobby you’d like to pursue!” 

What is an event without food and music? Anna Harrod (of the Possum Queens) and John Harrod will be playing old-time music at noon, and Tacos Luna y Mas food truck will be set up for lunch. It’s going to be a spectacular day at the park.