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The Green Earth Institute

The Green Earth Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 to promote nutritional health and environmental sustainability. Using our organic farm as a demonstration and learning center, we grow healthful vegetables in an earth-friendly way and educate about nature, nutrition, and caring for the earth.

On our 60 acre farm located in south Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, we grow over 40 crops of nutritious, delicious organic vegetables, and sell them through our community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. For children we offer gardening and nature appreciation programs, and for adults we offer information and instruction about nutrition and environmentally sustainable practices for home, yard, and garden.

Really good food—there's just no substitute.
Do it for it for your family.
It's never too late to start eating better!

Spring CSA Sold Out But Main Season & Late Fall Still Available 

Sign up for a share of the fresh, nutritious, locally-grown, certified organic vegetables we grow at our farm in Naperville. Shares are available for the 20-week Main Season (harvest runs from June 13 to October 27) and the 4-week Late Fall Season (October 31 to November 22). Spring is sold out -- sorry!

Besides the farm, CSA vegetable pickup is available in Lombard, Western Springs, and Winfield.

CSA info & online registration

Plant Sale Saturday May 13, 8am to 1pm

Buy organic vegetable and herb seedlings for your garden! Tomatoes, peppers, kale, Swiss chard, eggplant, and herbs! All certified organic and grown by Green Earth staff and volunteers, here at our farm. All proceeds will be used to support educational programs of the Green Earth Institute. Veggie plant list

As part of the broader “McDonald Farm Plant Sale” on May 13, others will have available native landscape plants -- flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs. Native plant sale info

Scout Groups & School Groups -- Make Plans to Visit the Farm! 

The weather is changing and we are starting to put the farm to bed for the winter. But make plans for your group to visit our organic farm in the Spring. Tour the fields and facilities, and do some fun educational activities in the Children's Garden. Contact the Education Director at 630-664-5859 or

Check out our cool farm video!

Watch the beautiful video showing the farm crew at work. Thanks to videographer Nik Vlahovich for " Behind the Seen."

Watch our cool video!


Farm video: "Behind the Seen"




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