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Prairie Farm Corps

Today’s youth will build the sustainable food systems of tomorrow. The Prairie Farm Corps helps lay the groundwork for a more resilient local food system by immersing youth in sustainable agriculture, providing mentoring, and reflecting on the collaboration between land and living systems. The Prairie…

Prairie Crossing Farm

  The 100-acre Prairie Crossing Farm is nestled inside the Prairie Crossing community in Grayslake, Illinois and is a working organic farm. The Prairie Crossing Farm is owned by the Liberty Prairie Foundation, which operates a variety of on-site programs. The Liberty Prairie Foundation’s work extends beyond the immediate grounds of…

Byron Colby Barn

The timeless elegance of the Byron Colby Barn offers a rich setting for many types of gatherings, including elegant barn weddings. The Liberty Prairie Foundation hosts events at the Barn including intimate Early Music Series concerts and thought-provoking lectures to foster life-long learning and…

Prairie Crossing

Prairie Crossing is a nationally recognized master-planned conservation community in Grayslake, and one of the first modern developments in the country planned with a working organic farm. The initial vision for the Prairie Crossing community was generated by a group of neighboring landowners committed to…

Liberty Prairie Reserve

Since our founding in 1993, the Liberty Prairie Foundation has served as the visionary, convener, and financial resource behind the Liberty Prairie Reserve. The Liberty Prairie Reserve is an area of approximately 5,000 acres in central Lake County (Illinois) established in 1991 through a…

Farm Business Development Center

The Farm Business Development Center (FBDC) prepares beginning farmers to meet the demand for locally-grown organic food in the Chicago region. We provide new farmers with a head start by beginning their business in an incubator setting with affordable access to certified organic land…