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Green Earth Connections is published quarterly.
Steve Tiwald, Editor
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Naperville, Illinois 60565

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The mission of the Green Earth Institute is 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.

Farm Aerial Winter
Thanks to John Hill of Tigerhill Studio for this winter view of the farm.

Join the CSA for Fresh, Local, Organic Vegetables
Know where your food comes from
Buy a share of the 2013 harvest from our certified organic vegetable farm. Fresh, healthy and delicious, we grow over 40 vegetable and herb crops at our farm in south Naperville... More
Summer Camp & Family Programs Registration
Nature Rangers, Families on the Farm
For those who already have their summer planning underway, education program registration is now available on our website... More 
Green Earth Fair – May 5
Save the date!
Plan to come to the farm on Sunday, May 5th for the 10th annual Green Earth Fair, 12:30 to 5 p.m. “Be Green in ’13!” is the theme... More 
Farm Report: 2012 Retrospective
by Martin Lemos, Farm Manager
In the currently cold weather, some of us may have forgotten the heat of last summer. But not me! Looking back on 2012 it is almost impossible for me to see through the heat haze and shimmering image of the long, hot summer... More
CSA Pickup in the Barn
CSA pickup takes place in the barn, also at remote pickup sites.

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

Nature Rangers in the field
Nature Rangers with their butterfly nets in 2012
Children's Garden 2012 Highlights
by Amy Christiansen, Director of Environmental Education
I am excited to share the accomplishments we had and the discoveries we made this past summer... More

Living CONSCIOUSLY on the Grid:
What Happens to All That Recycling? by Jan Wencel
Many Steps  1. Picking it upRecycling trucks can service 800 houses each day... More
Energy Notes in the Transition Era:
Affecting MPG by Steve Carrow
I kept records during a year and a half of commutes. It was very interesting to see the variations in my gas mileage... More

Healthy Eating with Mrs. O:
Chicken Soup to Treat a Cold by Adrianne O’Neal
After several non-stop weeks and weekends, I inevitably woke up last week with a cold. Each person listening... More
<> Homegrown Naperville
<> Wholesome Home-Cook'ng Dinner Club
Two more ways to be involved with gardening and fresh wholesome food... More
Deer in the field
There have been many deer at the farm this winter.
Winter at the farm
Check It Out...
Michael Pollan; links for more information
Michael Pollan will be speaking at Elmhurst College in April...Just Label It information and other helpful links... More
Seeking Junior Camp Counselors
Volunteer opportunit y for youth in Grade 7 and higher
Seeking Children's Garden Volunteers
Help maintain the Children's Garden this Spring

We are sending this newsletter to all the folks who have registered at our website since December 2010 and to those who were in our earlier database before we set up online registration. We will soon be phasing out the older database, so if you have not yet registered at the website, or received this as a forward, and are interested in receiving our communications, please go to and to register. Thanks!
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road | Naperville, IL 60565 US