Happy Earth Day from Jubilee Farm!

Today we celebrate our common home: Earth. In his teaching Pope Francis writes: “Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another.” (Laudato Si’ 42) Today reflect upon what you love and cherish about Earth. You are invited to watch this ten minute video created by the Catholic Climate Movement. How do you promote a healthier environment for future generations?

Spinning Weekend in the Creative Arts Center at Jubilee Farm

Join us for the Spinning Weekend in the Creative Arts Center at Jubilee Farm!

Are you or is someone you know fascinated
with the art of spinning yarn?

Are you a spinner looking for an opportunity
to share the craft with others?

Come and join the fun!

This is a weekend for those who have never touched a wheel as well as those who have been spinning for years. It is planned to be very informal. No formal classes are scheduled.

Choose your hours to come during the times listed below.

  • Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019,  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.This weekend offers opportunity to observe experienced spinners and to practice on various wheels,

    If you have your own spinning wheel come, spin, and converse awhile. If weather permits there is the option to spin outdoors.

    Fee: $25 for one day participation
    $40 for two days

    Bring a snack to share. Leave for meals or bring in your own food. Refrigerator and microwave available.
    (Limited housing available on site.)

    Registration deadline September 10.
    Sister Anita Cleary, OP at (217) 787-6927
    Jubilee Farm
    6760 Old Jacksonville Road
    New Berlin, IL 62670

Alpaca Fiber Demonstration at Once in a Blue Moon

Mark your calendar!

Saturday, April 20, 10 am- 3 pm, Jubilee Farm is coming to Once in a Blue Moon International Gift Gallery! Anita Cleary, OP from Jubilee Farm will demonstrate how raw alpaca fiber is carded and spun. Handmade woven products will be available for purchase.

Rose Marie Riley, OP will be on hand to explain more about Jubilee Farm: its events, alpacas, llamas, chemical-free gardens, labyrinth and more.

We look forward to seeing you at:
Once in a Blue Moon
1535 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704

Spring Seedling Sale 2019 at Jubilee Farm

Aaron Dickerson and Sister Suzanne take a moment from tending the gardens around the grounds at Jubilee Farm.

Spring Seedling Sale 2019
Location: 6760 Old Jacksonville Road, New Berlin, IL 62670

Beginning April 15, 2019, we have plants for sale. The staff will be focused on the General Chapter meeting of the Springfield Dominicans the week of Sunday, April 21- Sunday, April 28. After the short break, we will begin selling plants again April 29.

We will NOT be selling plants April 22 to 28, 2019.

Vegetable plants will be sold at the beginning of May. 

Herbs ~ Flowers ~ Vegetables

Celebrate the return of Spring and purchase vegetable seedlings for your own gardens!

Enjoy the scents and sights of this new season.

All Plants Grown from Organic Seeds!

Hours for pick-up: 
Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Call 787-6927 for those herbs currently available.

Start Date: April 15, 2019
End Date: June 30, 2019 (?)

Herbs   $3.50 ea
Genovese Basil (new this year)
Dark Opal Basil
Thai Basil
Lemon Basil
Lemon Balm (new this year)
Culinary Sage
Giant Italian Parsley
Common Thyme
Purple Chives
Garlic Chives
(possible Pineapple Sage and Lemon Thyme later in the season)

Vegetables   $4.00 ea  
California Wonder Peppers
Marketplace Cucumbers

Flowers  now $4.00 ea
Butterfly Weed
Empress of India Nasturtium
Dwarf Sunflower
Milk Maid Nasturtium Climber
Black Velvet Nasturtium
Plains Coreopsis
Whirlygig Mix Zinnia
Zulu Prince Daisy
Sea Shells Cosmos
Calendula Mixture
Red Mariette Marigold
Persian Carpets Zinna
Cardinal Climber (for Hummingbirds)
Starfire Signet Marigold
(possible Lavender later in the season)

Welcome! Norman Pearson and Sister Suzanne Donner, OP painting and working on gardens back in 2016. Sister Suzanne’s annual seedling sale brings a lot of people to the farm each spring. Over the spring and summer Sister Suzanne will be working with sisters, associates and volunteers that “Adopt a Garden” around the grounds at Jubilee Farm. Norman now works at the motherhouse in Springfield.

Join Us for a Bird Banding Event at Jubilee Farm!

Do you enjoy watching birds?

You are invited to participate in a bird banding event at Jubilee Farm.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tony Rothering, a licensed bird bander with Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders (LLABB) will be capturing and banding birds during this family friendly event. (Weather permitting)

Participants will learn about the scientific process of banding and how the data is used to study bird population dynamics and the impact of habitat change on the diversity and density of bird species.

Jubilee Farm is located 3.8 miles west of Veterans Parkway in Springfield, Illinois. 6760 Old Jacksonville Road

For further information:
By phone – 217-787-6927
Website: www. jubileefarm.info

No fee.
Donations always welcome.