Join us Saturday, March 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m., for “Sisters to the Land” an interactive sustainable gardening experience, a 30-minute hike, and an interactive Earth loom demonstration. Explore your relationship with Earth during National Catholic Sisters Week!
The relationships we make can take us to new places. In our case, it took our pottery items to a fun shop in downtown Springfield, Illinois. Alicia Bibb, owner of Studio on 6th, came to the Jubilee Farm Craft Sale on December 1, 2018. Alicia bought some of the pottery and was very interested in having Jubilee Farm join her community outreach efforts through her store, Studio on 6th, located at 215 South 6th Street.
We are thrilled to be one of the featured professional artists in the nonprofit section of the store. You will find the pottery works of Sister Mary Frances Gorman, OP along with our other items for sale toward the back of the store.
Take a drive downtown and check out the the community outreach room to see the new additions to our section. We have since added three wooden peg games made by Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP along with an 8″ x 10″ poster of Jubilee Farm information.
Join Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP on Saturday, December 22, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, to ask any questions about Jubilee Farm and see what new items will be on display. Come early for the snacks provided by the studio!
We are all looking forward to this new adventure and hope you are excited about it too!
Every month at Jubilee Farm gives reason to celebrate the goodness of all creation. October is no exception. Three special events highlighted our October days:
Bird Banding, October 7, 2018
Tony Rothering, Professor of Biology at Lincoln Land College, returned to Jubilee Farm with his crew and demonstrated the how’s and why’s of bird banding. Thirty-eight birds representing 17 different species were banded and released. This was a day of education, awe and wonder for all ages.
Bill Irvin Day, October 12, 2018
For 13 years Bill Irvin has been a faithful volunteer at Jubilee Farm. During the growing season he has brought other volunteers to work in the gardens with Sister Suzanne. Bill will soon be retiring and moving out of state. In gratitude, October 12, 2018 was proclaimed “Bill Irvin Day at Jubilee Farm.” Pictures show and Autumn Blaze Maple tree being planted in Bill’s honor.
Restoration Workday at the Farm, October 13, 2018
Nate Hoyle, Students from the University of Illinois Biology Club, and other friends of Jubilee Farm arrived early in the morning on Saturday, October 13. Throughout the day they removed brush and planted over 100 tree seedlings. Their work is part of the Jubilee Farm Restoration Plan which Nate oversees. They were treated to a homemade meal prepared by Sister Anita.
We will be having another bird banding event at Jubilee Farm in October!
Do you enjoy watching birds? Have you ever witnessed the process of bird banding? Tony Rothering, a licensed bird bander with the Lincoln Association of Bird Banders (LLABB), will be capturing and banding birds during the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 am -2:00 pm. (Weather permitting) Participants will learn about the scientific process of banding and how the data is used to study topics such as bird population dynamics and the impact of habitat change on the diversity and density of bird species.
Learn more about the bird banding event in May by clicking here.