Your Gift Will Help Educate the Next Generation to Be Stewards of the Earth

The Green Earth Institute is a special place for nature discovery. It is a working organic farm where children can learn where food comes from and be involved in planting, tending, and harvesting. In addition, the woods, wetlands, and prairie provide many opportunities to explore. This place is a wonderful resource for children to learn about nature.

Located near Chicago as we are, we are able to provide nature discovery experiences to inner-city children as well as others. These children are taken aback when they get off their school buses and see the large fields with row after row of fruiting plants. We take them on walks, and when the timing works out, have them personally harvest vegetables to eat at lunchtime. Carrots are a favorite! Our presentations about soil and insects are not complete without some free-form digging. A term we often use for our youth programs can be taken literally—"Kids Touch the Earth."

Your gift will help us maintain and expand our programs for inner-city and other youth.

Your Gift Will Help Feed the Hungry With Nutritious Vegetables
Each year the Green Earth Institute donates several thousand pounds of fresh nutritious vegetables to the local food pantry to aid the less-fortunate in our community. Loaves & Fishes is very pleased to receive produce from our organic farm, to distribute to needy families and individuals.

To support these efforts, please make a gift to the Green Earth Institute today.

To make a Membership Donation click here. To make a donation without becoming a Member, please proceed below:

  • To give now, click below on the amount that you would like to donate.
  • To give by mail, open the Give by Mail form.
  • An Honor Gift is a great way to honor someone important to you. A Memorial Gift may be a fitting tribute to someone who has passed away. See the donation form at Give by Mail form.
  • Ask your employer if they can match your gift.
  • Consider including the Green Earth Institute in your will.

For more information, contact Steve Tiwald, Executive Director, by phone at 630-664-5681 or by email at Contact Us.

Thank you for your support! The Green Earth Institute is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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