The Liberty Prairie Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community.
We provide leadership and financial support for local food system development, social entrepreneurship, land conservation, environmental education, and civic engagement.
Join us for educational events at the Prairie Crossing Farm.
Community Food Systems Micro-grants                    
The Liberty Prairie Foundation released a request for proposals (RFP) for the 2016 Lake County Community Food Systems Micro-grant Program. This program provides grants from $500-$2,500 to support projects to make local, fresh food more accessible and affordable.
"The Foundation is committed to providing resources to community groups doing important work across the county to feed vulnerable residents, educate people about good food, and engage in community and economic development through food and agriculture," said Brad Leibov, Liberty Prairie Foundation President and CEO. 
Be a Better Farm Boss Workshop
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wed. Feb. 17 at the U of I Extension Office          
Last chance - registration closes at noon tomorrow (2/16)! 
Join farmer and educator Chris Blanchard to learn how to create a positive and productive work environment by communicating clear expectations and implementing efficiency and accountability systems.

The Be a Better Farm Boss workshop will be held at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Grayslake. The registration fee is $40 per person and $20 per person for additional people from the same family or farm. Lunch is included.

Summer Positions at the Liberty Prairie Foundation
Do you know a high school or college student interested in learning about local food through a meaningful summer position? We are hiring for the following positions:
The Liberty Prairie Foundation does not hire for the independent farm businesses at the Prairie Crossing Farm. Several farms do have positions posted in the Career section of Take a look!
Community Supported Agriculture 

There are multiple farm businesses at the Prairie Crossing Farm. Many offer CSA shares, along with alumni of our Farm Business Development Center. Each farm is independently operated and offers different products, share sizes, pickup sites, etc.

Click here to see the variety of CSAs, and find the best fit for you. Thank you for your support of local food farmers!

One Earth Film Festival comes to Lake County  
The One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, sharing thought-provoking films that shed light on the issues and highlight effective solutions. 

Advance tickets are recommended for a suggested donation of $5. See below for screening details and tickets.
Saving My Tomorrow     
3 p.m. Sat., Mar. 5 at the 
Prairie Crossing Charter School                      
Saving My Tomorrow shares kids' inspiring thoughts on subjects ranging from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. This film is great for families! 
The Prairie Crossing Charter School is at 1531 Jones Point Rd. in Grayslake. Click here for tickets!

This Changes Everything                  
7 p.m. Sat., Mar. 5 at the 
College of Lake County, C005 Auditorium
This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the challenge of climate change. It introduces communities on the front lines and challenges us to seize this existential crisis o to transform our economic system into something radically better.

The College of Lake County is at 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. Click here for tickets!

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective                  
1 p.m. Sun., Mar. 6 at the 
College of Lake County, C005 Auditorium
Inhabit explores permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving diverse issues related to agriculture, economics, and more. 
The College of Lake County is at 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. Click here for tickets!

A Farmer's Road                         
4 p.m. Sun., Mar. 6 at the 
Montessori School of Lake Forest
A Farmer's Road is the story of two PhD soil scientists who traded the security of tenure at a major research university for the challenges and economic uncertainty of operating Prairie Fruits & Creamery in central Illinois.

The Montessori School of Lake Forest is at 13700 W. Laurel Dr. in Lake Forest. Click here for tickets

Food to Market Challenge                           
The newly launched Food to Market Challenge will award $500,000 to recognize the multidisciplinary team that designs the most innovative solution to re-conceive supply chain practices that currently limit the scale of the local food market.

The Challenge is a project of Food:Land:Opportunity, a multi-year initiative to create a resilient local food economy. Food:Land:Opportunity aims to protect and conserve land, while promoting market innovation and building wealth and assets in the Chicago region. Funded through the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, Food:Land:Opportunity is a collaboration between Kinship Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust.

Green Living Fair     
Mar. 12 at the Libertyville Civic Center
Join the Liberty Prairie Foundation, Radical Root Farm, and other environmental organizations at the Green Living Fair from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat. Mar. 12 in Libertyville. This FREE event features educational information, recycling opportunities, and 8 speaker forums including one with Alison Parker, co-owner of Radical Root Farm. The Libertyville Civic Center is at 135 Church St. in downtown Libertyville. Click here for additional information.   
Good Food Festival
Mar. 24-26 at the UIC Forum
The Liberty Prairie Foundation is a sponsor of the Good Food Festival, March 24-26, at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Each day of the Good Food Festival has a different focus:
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 501(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