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How We Redesigned Our Native Plant Garden

How We Redesigned Our Native Plant Garden

In a project we’re calling “Garden Refresh,” we transformed the native garden beds outside one of our office buildings at…
Take A Hike Program Beginning This Fall!

Take A Hike Program Beginning This Fall!

This fall, we’re partnering with Edward-Elmhurst Health to bring you the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. For eight weeks,…
Artificial Intelligence and Conservation

Artificial Intelligence and Conservation

The use of ‘innovation’ and ‘technical transformation’ to deal with climate change has recently gotten a lot of mindshare. These…
Dickson-Murst Farm Camp Mixes History and Fun for Kids

Dickson-Murst Farm Camp Mixes History and Fun for Kids

If you ask kids what they did at Farm Camp, the stories may go on for a long time. There…
Babbling Brook: Mother’s Day Hike in McHenry County

Babbling Brook: Mother’s Day Hike in McHenry County

To no surprise, my wife wanted to visit a new place and hike on Mother’s Day.  Although we usually head…
Conservation in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Conservation in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations designated 2021-2030 the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030, “with the aim of supporting and scaling…
The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

by Jason Halm, Farm Manager There are three words running through my head this week on the farm, as facts…
Stockholm's Whiskey Pairing Dinner Benefitting The Conservation Foundation

Stockholm's Whiskey Pairing Dinner Benefitting The Conservation Foundation

We’re so pleased that life is getting back to normal and our friends at Stockholm’s Brewery in Geneva are getting…
The “America the Beautiful” Initiative and The Illinois 30x30 Coalition

The “America the Beautiful” Initiative and The Illinois 30x30 Coalition

The Biden Administration recently announced the “America the Beautiful” Initiative. On May 6, 2021, they outlined a vision for how…
NextGen Advisory Council

NextGen Advisory Council

The Conservation Foundation is excited to introduce our first Next Generation Advisory Council. This advisory group is comprised of conservation-minded…
Better. Mental. Health. Nature Journal

Better. Mental. Health. Nature Journal

A new joint project of The Conservation Foundation and Recovery International combines cognitive-behavioral mental health tools with images of nature…

Earth Day Benefit Sponsor Spotlights

Without the loyal support of our sponsors, this year’s Earth Day Benefit Month-Long Festival could never have come to fruition. …
Online Plant Sale Ordering IS OPEN!!!

Online Plant Sale Ordering IS OPEN!!!

Our greenhouses are bursting with a wide variety of organic vegetable and herb seedlings grown here at McDonald Farm by our…
Getting To Net-Zero Carbon: How Conservation Can Help

Getting To Net-Zero Carbon: How Conservation Can Help

These days there is a lot of talk about ‘net-zero carbon’ and how to achieve it.  In this post, we…
Earth Day Benefit Silent Auction is OPEN!!

Earth Day Benefit Silent Auction is OPEN!!

Our Silent Auction is OPEN!! Our Earth Day Benefit Silent Auction will be open until 8pm on April 22nd.  Item…