The Liberty Prairie Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community through experiences on our farm.
The Liberty Prairie Foundation provides leadership and financial support for local food system development, social entrepreneurship, land conservation, environmental education, and civic engagement.
We hope to see you at our upcoming events!
Film Screening - Symphony of the Soil
7 p.m. Wed., Mar. 4 at the Byron Colby Barn

Join us for a FREE screening of the award-winning film, Symphony of the Soil at 7 p.m. Wed., Mar. 4 at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. Admission is FREE, and at the door only (no pre-registration).


After the film, mingle with area organic farmers and organizations dedicated to sustainable agriculture, native landscaping, and environmental education. Click here for more information.


This free event is sponsored by the Liberty Prairie Foundation, College of Lake County, Conserve Lake County, and the Prairie Crossing Charter School. 

Now Hiring - Farm to Table Kitchen Lead


Love to cook and work with youth? The Foundation is seeking a summer intern (ages 19 and older) to lead teams of high school students in cooking healthy meals using fresh vegetables raised by the Prairie Farm Corps.


Successful candidates will be compassionate, well organized, creative problem solvers with a love for youth development, sustainable agriculture, and healthy affordable food. 


This internship is particularly suited to college students interested in nutrition, public health, or dietetics - not just culinary arts. Click here for more information and apply today! The application deadline is Mar. 15.

Film Screening - Project Wild Thing
3 p.m. Sat. Mar. 7 at PCCS Gym 

Join us for another free film screening as the Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) hosts a screening of Project Wild Thing at 3 p.m. Sat. Mar. 7 as part of the One Earth Film Festival.


Project Wild Thing takes a revealing look at the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature - and is also a growing movement of those who care deeply about the need for nature connected, free-range, and outdoor playing kids in the 21st century.


The One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. The Festival showcases thought-provoking environmental films and leads audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions.


Reserve your tickets here - select a free ticket, or make a $5 donation toward the One Earth Film Festival. PCCS is located at 1581 Jones Point Road in Grayslake - the gym is the large white building closest to the east parking lot. 

Good Food Festival
Mar. 13-15 at the UIC Forum

The Liberty Prairie Foundation is sponsoring the Good Food Festival, March 19-21, at the UIC Forum in Chicago.


Each day of the Good Food Festival has a different focus:

Stop by the Liberty Prairie Foundation's booth on Friday and Sandhill Family Farms' booth on Saturday. Representatives from both organizations also will be presenting in Friday's panel discussions. Click here to learn more about the Good Foods Festival and purchase tickets 

Organic Plant Sale & Farm Open House 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat., May 16


Spring is coming! We invite YOU to attend our Organic Plant Sale & Farm Open House from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. May 16 at the Prairie Crossing Farm.


Meet the farmers growing local food, explore the farm with a FREE farm tour, visit the chickens, purchase organic plants for your garden and more.


Experience the seasons on the Prairie Crossing Farm with our farm events which also include the Farm Ridge Hike (Jul. 8) and Fall Festival (Oct. 3). These events balance our public education and outreach with the Prairie Crossing Farmers' needs to safely conduct farm operations on a working organic farm. 


Interested in volunteering at the Plant Sale? Contact Emily Weber at 

About the Prairie Crossing Farm      

The Prairie Crossing Farm is a working organic farm nestled inside the Prairie Crossing community in Grayslake, Illinois. The Prairie Crossing Farm is owned by the Liberty Prairie Foundation, a 503(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The Foundation operates a variety of programs at the Prairie Crossing Farm to advance our mission. The Farm Business Development Center, an incubator program, prepares beginning farmers to meet the demand for locally-grown organic food in the Chicago region. The independently-owned Prairie Crossing Farm businesses serve customers throughout the Chicago region.


The Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community through experiences on our farm. Educational programming includes the Prairie Farm Corps youth development program, seasonal events, and more.
32400 North Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030