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June 2019

Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale

June 27, 2019 - September 20, 2019
Sunset Park & Pool, 483 Fairview Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Planting native trees and shrubs in your home landscape adds beauty and shade to your yard, and turns it into a water conserving haven for wildlife and your family. Add some native trees to your home landscape for $30 or $35 each through the 2019 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale. Here's how it works: CLICK HERE  to view and download the Tree and Shrub List and Order Form.  This order form is a fillable pdf, so you can…

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July 2019

Bloomingdale Native Tree & Shrub Sale

July 1, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Planting native trees and shrubs in your home landscape adds beauty and shade to your yard, and turns it into a water conserving haven for wildlife and your family. Add some native trees to your home landscape for $30 or $35 each through the 2019 Bloomingdale Native Tree & Shrub Sale. Here's how it works: CLICK HERE to view and download the Tree and Shrub List and Order Form.  This order form is a fillable pdf, so you can either…

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Summer Camp at McDonald Farm, 4th-6th Grade

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 4th-6th Grade will run from July 15th through July 19th, 9am to Noon daily at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville. Campers will learn about all the natural curiosities of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, in addition to growing and eating healthy foods, led by our experienced environmental educators. In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy a nut-free healthy snack while exploring the prairie, woods, or pond,…

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Beer, Bands and Barns

July 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an event that is quintessentially summer, the Beer, Bands and Barns music and beer festival at our Dickson-Murst Farm on Saturday, July 20th from 2pm to 8pm. Featuring live musical acts, impromptu open mic performances, beer and wine and food trucks set up amidst our iconic historical red farm buildings, there's no better recipe for an awesome summer afternoon/evening.  Grab a couple of lawn chairs, a blanket and your favorite folks for a laid back event at…

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Summer Camp at McDonald Farm, 1st-3rd Grade

July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 1st-3rd Grade will run from July 8th through July 12th, 9am to Noon daily at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville. Campers will learn about all the natural curiosities of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, in addition to growing and eating healthy foods, led by our experienced environmental educators. In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy a nut-free healthy snack while exploring the prairie, woods, or pond,…

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August 2019

Summer Camp at McDonald Farm, 4th-6th Grade

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 4th-6th Grade will run from August 5th through 9th, 9am to Noon daily at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville. Campers will learn about all the natural curiosities of the 60-acre McDonald Farm, in addition to growing and eating healthy foods, led by our experienced environmental educators. In addition to plenty of fresh air and sunshine, campers will enjoy a nut-free healthy snack while exploring the prairie, woods, or pond, doing…

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Farm to Fork Dinner at McDonald Farm

August 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All are invited to come to our table for an evening of simple pleasures and exquisite food in the middle of McDonald Farm's 60 peaceful acres. The third annual Farm to Fork Dinner at McDonald Farm will take place Saturday, August 10th, 5:00pm to 8:30pm at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road in Naperville. This most pleasant of evenings will include: A four-course world-class dinner, including wine, prepared by Chef Dan Compton, Chef de Cuisine at Paul…

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Day at the Dickson-Murst Farm

August 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Like a trip to Grandma’s Farm” is how Dickson-Murst Farm Partner Kristy Gravlin describes the annual Dickson-Murst Day at the Farm, planned this year for Sunday, August 18th from 9 AM to 4 PM.   Activities at this family-friendly event include: Farm animals to pet Kiddie Tractor Pull Corn “Sandbox” and Children's Play Area Farm Machinery and Threshing Demonstrations Antique Tractors and Cars on Display Hayrides Concessions in the Country Kitchen Rain Barrels for Sale Free Admission and Parking Demonstrations…

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