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History Alive – Pioneer Life 101-Insiders Look to Kitchen Gardens, Cooking, and Everyday Life as A Homesteader

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Katie Hendrickson will be presenting a Living History- style program covering topics related to managing a pioneer home and kitchen garden. Cooking was a major part of each day. Early settlers raised their own meat, kept bees, and managed hens for eggs. Large gardens yielded vegetables, fruit, and herbs for canning, pickling, and drying. Root cellars stored potatoes, carrots, and onions. Milk was separated into cream for butter and baking. Ms. Hendrickson will discuss the role of authentic antique kitchen tools and cooking methods; including wooden coffee grinder, handmade tin cookie cutters, hand crank egg beaters, drying techniques and Dutch oven cooking.  Her presentation will explore the use of medicinal herbs and the important role insects had to the early settlers of the area.


Katie Hendrickson –  For over 30 years, professional trainer and educator Katie Hendrickson has been leading engaging workshops and classes. She is a certified Master Gardener, Beekeeper and Outdoor education specialist. Katie’s passion for historic preservation and environmental awareness expanded her interest for Vintage Gardening, Pioneer Cooking, and native birds. Active in Girl scouting for over 4 decades; Katie has trained hundreds of leaders and girls in outdoor skills and is a champion for encouraging everyone to become ambassadors for the natural environment. Ms. Hendrickson’s professional experience as a Regional Marketing Manager and Toastmaster gives her the skills to connect with a wide variety of audiences.

DPT Members – $3/ Non-Members – $5




September 21
9:30 am - 11:00 am


Donaldson-Bannister Farm
4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338 United States


Dunwoody Preservation Trust