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Milpa Garden Planting – May 21

Beans and sunflowers and pumpkins, oh my! We will break ground at the Milpa garden this May under the guidance of Gina Roxas, Potawatomi and executive director of the Trickster Cultural Center. Milpa is an Indigenous style...

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Common Ground Film Screening – June 22

Common Ground – a new documentary! Join us for the McHenry County premiere of the new documentary Common Ground! Directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Common Ground provides hope for future generations with concrete ways to...

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Building a Food Forest in Woodstock

The Apple Creek Food Forest is the newest venture of TLC’s farm program. The site consists of a five-acre parcel nestled into a larger conservation space located just off of Dean Street, outside of the Apple Creek subdivision...

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Living with Nature’s Engineers

A beaver is caught in the act of repairing a dam on Dutch Creek at 4:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. TLC saw beaver activity on four preserved properties in 2023. Two of the TLC properties with beaver dams and lodges are just 25...

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