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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 yourself...do it for your family.
It's never too late to start eating better!



This Saturday 8 am to 1 pm: Organic Veggie Plant Sale. Also Farm Tours & Children's Activities

Come to the farm on May 13 to buy organic vegetable and herb seedlings for your garden! Tomatoes, peppers, kale, Swiss chard, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, 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. Updated Veggie plant list

Organic farm tours at 9 and 11:30 am. Children's activities 8 am to 1 pm.

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


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


Children's Summer Programs

Sign up your kids to participate in our Nature on the Farm programs! Kids discover the wonders of nature, including our kid-friendly vegetable garden. Register now for Nature Rangers summer camps and Nature Buddies pre-schooler sessions. Details. Download flyer.

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

Take a guided tour of our fields and facilities, and do some fun educational activities in the Children's Garden. Contact the Education Director at 630-664-5859 or Education@GreenEarthInstitute.org.


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!

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Farm video: "Behind the Seen"

 

 

 


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