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By Hand

By Hand

By Dan Lobbes, Vice President of Land & Watershed Programs   Planted by hand. Nurtured by hand. Weeded by hand.…
A Nature-Friendly Case for Leaving Your Leaves

A Nature-Friendly Case for Leaving Your Leaves

When you clean up leaves, you clean out habitat for overwintering bees, butterflies, and many other critters. On the flipside,…
Mission Fair

Mission Fair

Please join us for the finale event of our 50th Anniversary year!   Mission Fair Thursday, November 10th 5:00 –…
Welcome to Our New Team Members

Welcome to Our New Team Members

We have new (and some not-so-new) team members at The Conservation Foundation who we are thrilled to introduce!   Please…
Introducing Our New Farm Manager, Russ Cerocke

Introducing Our New Farm Manager, Russ Cerocke

Greetings friends, family, and neighbors of Green Earth Harvest! My name is Russ, and I am grateful to have been…
Meet Our Native Plants

Meet Our Native Plants

We’re excited to share with you the Meet Our Native Plants Guide, showcasing some of our region’s native plants! Click…
A Flood of Unity: It’s Our Fox River Day 2022

A Flood of Unity: It’s Our Fox River Day 2022

Waukesha, Wisconsin can boast that Jiffy Jell, the predecessor of Jello, and Les Paul, inventor of the full-body electric guitar…
What's Blooming at the Farm? - September 2022

What's Blooming at the Farm? - September 2022

Enjoy the last flush of flowers while they are still here! Take inspiration from our prairie and gardens for early…
Growing Garlic for our Shareholders

Growing Garlic for our Shareholders

Garlic’s here. Grown for about 270 days, cured for another 25, with just 70 days left until planting, the eating’s…
Get to Know McDonald Farm’s “Eco-Campus”

Get to Know McDonald Farm’s “Eco-Campus”

By Brook McDonald, President/CEO of The Conservation Foundation   The McDonald Farm is more than fields and fields full of…
Monarch Butterflies Are Endangered. Here’s How You Can Help.

Monarch Butterflies Are Endangered. Here’s How You Can Help.

The big news in the conservation world this summer is that the monarch butterfly is now an endangered species. The…
Hydropanels: Conservation and Drinking Water

Hydropanels: Conservation and Drinking Water

Hydropanels: Conservation and Drinking Water   Hydropanels are a leading-edge technology for providing drinking water. Bill Gates has called it…
We're The Montgomery Fest Parade Grand Marshal!

We're The Montgomery Fest Parade Grand Marshal!

We’re so honored that The Conservation Foundation and our Dickson-Murst Farm Partners have been chosen as the Grand Marshal of…
Our Farm Stand is Open! Wednesday Afternoons & Saturday Mornings this Summer

Our Farm Stand is Open! Wednesday Afternoons & Saturday Mornings this Summer

Visit our farm stand to bring home fresh, local, organic veggies all summer long!  Wednesdays 3-6pm and Saturdays 9am-noon, mid-July…
What's Blooming at the Farm? - July 2022

What's Blooming at the Farm? - July 2022

Summer is a delightful time for native flowers in Illinois! Our sun-loving native plants are bursting with bright blooms and…

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