Skip to main content

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Plant Your Own Pollinator Garden!

Johnsburg Library 3000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, IL

Celebrate National Pollinator Week and learn how to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies, birds, and bees to your yard. Join Sarah Michehl with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for information on gardening with native plants that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator could need. 

Boloria Meadows Nature Walk

Boloria Meadows 7219 Millburne Ct., Bull Valley, IL

Join us for a family friendly butterfly and pollinator walk at the beautiful Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve in Bull Valley. The preserve contains over 45 acres of high-quality restored wetlands, prairies and oak woodlands. With over 150 species of wildflowers, Boloria is a haven for over 30 species of native butterflies as well as many […]

Common Ground Documentary Screening

McHenry County College Luecht Auditorium 8900 US 14, Crystal Lake, IL

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 fix a broken food system. A sobering yet hopeful independent documentary investigating the often toxic interconnections of farming and food systems, Common Ground explores the […]

July Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

Arrowleaf Prairie Farm 6710 McCullom Lake Rd., Wonder Lake, IL

An event intended for women farmers and farmland owners to join other women to share ideas, stories, and expertise on how to manage the land you love. This Learning Circle will focus on topics such as starting a farm business and how to focus on personal and climate resilience. Special guests include: Betsy Zarko, Arrowleaf […]

$5

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Nippersink Public Library 5418 Hill Rd., Richmond, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Harvard Diggins Library 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Plant Your Own Pollinator Garden!

McHenry County College 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Learn how to attract monarch butterflies and other butterflies, birds and bees to your yard. Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for easy tips and info on gardening with native plant communities that will provide beauty and everything a pollinator could need.

$15

August Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners

Gold Fern Farm 18N681 State Route 31, Dundee, IL

An event intended for women farmers and farmland owners to join other women to share ideas, stories, and expertise on how to manage the land you love. This Learning Circle will focus on topics such as growing cut flowers including incorporating native flowers, flower breeding, transitioning away from tillage and plastic, and hosting workshops. Special […]

$5

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

Crystal Lake Public Library 126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake, IL

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

Free

Forest Bathing Walk

Hennen Conservation Area 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL, United States

Join certified forest bathing guide Jennifer Boudart for a mindful walk to celebrate summer. You'll be guided through a series of invitations to slow down and tune into your senses as you notice what is happening in the woods and around the pond. The pace is easy, and the walk will cover less than half a mile. It will […]

$30

Native Seed Collection for the Home Gardener

McHenry County College 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Use those seeds! Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for tips and tricks on how to collect your native plant seeds. Basic seed identification, collection methods and timelines, and tips on how to direct sow will be covered. Our habitats need all the native plant help they can get, so let’s […]

$15

Apple Creek Food Forest Open House

Apple Creek located at the southwest corner of Hercules Drive and Dean Street in Woodstock

Interested in seeing what’s happening out at the Food Forest? Come out for a tour, visit the gardens, and see the progress we’re making! Refreshments will be served. Free event - No registration required.

Free