About Us

Prairie Crossing Farm at Dusk

The Liberty Prairie Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation located in Grayslake, Illinois. We are nationally recognized as a leader in developing and supporting enterprises that build and strengthen our local food system while enhancing the natural landscape. We promote the integration of healthy ecosystems and the vibrant human communities they support.

Since 1993, the Liberty Prairie Foundation has provided leadership and financial support for sustainable local food system development, social entrepreneurship, conservation, and environmental education. We envision a world where people of all ages are deeply connected to their food, land and community, and therefore make choices toward sustainable systems in nature and society. We have built many innovative partnerships locally, regionally and nationally and have leveraged these efforts to advance our work in Lake County, Illinois.

The Foundation is headquartered at the Prairie Crossing Farm, our working organic farm nestled inside Prairie Crossing, the nationally-recognized conservation community. We invite you to learn about the Liberty Prairie Foundation’s:

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The majority of the photography on the Liberty Prairie Foundation website is © MT Natarajan, with additional photography by Donna Arntzen, Jim Pfeiffer, and many Liberty Prairie Foundation team members. No photography can be reproduced without written permission from the Liberty Prairie Foundation.