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Grant Awards Help Green Earth Harvest Feed More People, More Of the Year

Grant Awards Help Green Earth Harvest Feed More People, More Of the Year

The Conservation Foundation is the recent and grateful recipient of two different grants in support of our Green Earth Harvest…
Employment Opportunity: Land Stewardship Manager

Employment Opportunity: Land Stewardship Manager

At The Conservation Foundation, we are the ecological manager of several large properties and actively monitor a number of conservation…
The Economic Benefit$ of Land Con$ervation

The Economic Benefit$ of Land Con$ervation

In these days of limited funds, how can you justify the money spent on land conservation?  Or put another way,…
Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm

Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm

With traditional fairs and festivals cancelled this year, our Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm are a perfect way to…
Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm

Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm

With traditional fairs and festivals cancelled this year, our Fall Family Adventures at McDonald Farm are a perfect way to…
Nature Phone Photography Contest

Nature Phone Photography Contest

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the last weeks of summer. While you’re at it, snap a photo or…
"Nature Pod" Fall Field Trips

"Nature Pod" Fall Field Trips

Does school look a little different for your crew this fall? Whether you’re remote learning, sending the kids in person…
Yellow Apple, Love Apple, Wolf Peach, Apple of Paradise, Poison Apple

Yellow Apple, Love Apple, Wolf Peach, Apple of Paradise, Poison Apple

by Kelsey Nasset, Farmer Tomatoes, you either love them or you hate them. When I was young, you could not…
New Trustee Welcome

New Trustee Welcome

Oswego resident Ellen Von Ohlen has joined The Conservation Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Ellen’s background in health, wellness and relationship…
Four Ways Land Conservation Mitigates the Impact of Climate Change

Four Ways Land Conservation Mitigates the Impact of Climate Change

Most people reading this post realize the dangers of climate change.  But how many understand how land conservation mitigates the…
Chips. Hash Browns. French Fries. Gnocchi. Tater Tots. 

Chips. Hash Browns. French Fries. Gnocchi. Tater Tots. 

By Kelsey Nasset, Farmer From the beginning, this humble vegetable was worshiped and revered by the Incan empire. Archaeologists have…
Welcome To Our Newest Trustee!

Welcome To Our Newest Trustee!

We are so honored to welcome Lourdes “Lulu” Blacksmith of Kane County to our Board of Trustees. Her wide-ranging experience…
Let Nature Unite Us!

Let Nature Unite Us!

Injustice is not a new issue, and as we navigate through these disturbing times in our society, we know we…
Farming: A Meeting Place of Nature and Economy

Farming: A Meeting Place of Nature and Economy

by Dan Popek, Assistant Farm Manager “The farmer lives and works in the meeting place of nature and the human…
Spring Field Notes

Spring Field Notes

  By Jason Halm, Farm Manager   Farming, in the spring, to me, is a constant tension between patience and…