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September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


From Field to Fork: Venison

Table setting with candle and floral arrangement on black tablecloth for event at Mt. Cuba Center
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High levels of white-tailed deer populations have detrimental effects on native ecosystems. The sound management and harvesting of these animals has been shown to be the best way to reduce large herd numbers. Join Mt. Cuba for an evening to observe and experience how Nate Shampine, natural lands manager, utilizes the different cuts of meat and prepares venison dishes. Enjoy an educational local wine tasting while sampling various dishes and venison products. Instructors will provide interesting and practical wine-and-food guidance throughout the evening. Seating is limited to 32 guests to create a close-knit, welcoming environment for guests ages 21 and over.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Friday, September 16, 2022 (Rain Date: Friday, September 23)

About the Instructors:
Nate Shampine, CERP, is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager responsible for implementing land conservation practices and developing healthy and functional ecosystems. He is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and he is also a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Shelly Silva is the digital marketing assistant at Mt. Cuba Center. She has a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art & Design and is currently pursuing her MS in Management at Wilmington University. When she isn’t taking pictures or videos for Mt. Cuba’s social platforms, she continues to practice her art with botanical cyanotypes, chalkboard lettering signs, and painting through her brand, Painted Fern Designs.

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