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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, 1st-3rd Grade

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

This summer camp session for children entering 1st-3rd Grade will run from July 29th through August 2nd, 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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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 29th through August 2nd, 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

****Due to the possible severe weather today, pony rides and petting zoo have been cancelled.  Other activities will continue and food will be served so we hope you will still join us!!  There is lots of room inside our barns and buildings in case of rain.*** “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.…

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September 2019

Natives in Autumn Splendor!

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
River Park, 151 N. River Lane
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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This fall garden walk, held at River Park in Geneva, IL, is the last of the three-part series on landscaping with native plants led by Trish Beckjord, Program Manager of TCF’s Fox River Initiative.  The series is jointly sponsored by the Kane County Forest Preserve District, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District as part of their advertised Learn From the Experts programs.  The walk will showcase later blooming native plants and the importance of seasonal progression of flowering…

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Connect with Nature in Naperville

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60565 United States
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Experience the healing and calming elements of nature, join a naturalist and a certified Forest Therapy guide on relaxing walk in nature. If you have always wanted to go on a walk in the woods, but you do not feel comfortable going out in nature, join us on a relaxing walk to familiarize yourself with the woodlands and the wildlife within them. As part of the journey, our forest therapy guide will help you relax and unwind and experience the…

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