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Articles & Education

Garlic: The Stinking Rose

Garlic: The Stinking Rose

      By Jason Halm, Farm Manager        Garlic, Allium sativum, the stinking rose: is it a…
A Word From Our President/CEO

A Word From Our President/CEO

“Community” is a powerful word.  Community members help each other, have each other’s backs, and help strengthen our lives through cooperation and…
A Farmer’s Transition from Planning to Doing

A Farmer’s Transition from Planning to Doing

By Dan Popek, Asst. Farm Manager   To quote our farm manager, Jason, “there are two things we can get…

Healthy People, Healthy Communities - Responding to COVID-19 Concerns

Healthy people and healthy communities are at the heart of The Conservation Foundation’s mission.  The safety, health, and well-being of…
It's a Great Time for Some Nature Rx

It's a Great Time for Some Nature Rx

With concerns about Coronavirus mounting with every passing hour and recommendations for “social distancing”, it’s a great time to get…
McDonald Farm Plant Sale & Open House

McDonald Farm Plant Sale & Open House

Kick off your gardening season at the McDonald Farm Plant Sale & Open House, Saturday, May 9th from 8am to…
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Summer camps at both our Dickson-Murst and McDonald Farms keep kids adventuring and exploring this summer!
Beyond the Basics Stormwater Seminar Resources

Beyond the Basics Stormwater Seminar Resources

In an age of climate change, urbanization, increasingly frequent and intense storms and prolonged drought, how can we plan and…
Hatching Seedlings

Hatching Seedlings

Even on a 20 degree day in February here in Naperville, I can feel myself transported out to the tropics…
Introducing McDonald Farm

Introducing McDonald Farm

We’re a Working Farm! You may have passed McDonald Farm for years without knowing what exactly goes on up that…
DuPage Environmental Summit Resource Materials

DuPage Environmental Summit Resource Materials

The 2020 DuPage Environmental Summit was a wonderful gathering of 450 people concerned about climate change and our local environment. …
Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Want to give your loved ones something meaningful without cluttering up their lives? We have some wonderful options to green…
The Language of Conservation

The Language of Conservation

We all know that land conservation is vital to our quality of life and improves the health of our communities.…
The Language of Conservation Fall Membership Dinner

The Language of Conservation Fall Membership Dinner

Please join us for our Fall Membership & Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 14th, 2019, 5pm to 8:15pm at the…
Farmstand Open Thursdays 2-6pm

Farmstand Open Thursdays 2-6pm

Shop local and organic at McDonald Farm on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm through October 17th!  As long as the…