Earth Day Facts: Solar Power Environmental Benefits at Jubilee Farm

Happy Earth Day!

Jubilee Farm started to record solar power facts on November 1, 2016 shortly after the solar panels were installed. Here are a few environmental benefits facts from the first year of recordings up to today:

September 2017

  • Equivalent of Trees Planted: 266.12
  • Light bulbs powered for a day: 20,676.84
  • CO2 Emission Saved: 10,565.68 lbs. 

April 2020

  • Equivalent Trees Planted: 1,026.03
  • Lifetime energy: 26.31 MWh
  • CO2 Emission Saved: 40,737.45 lb

Take a Walk at Jubilee Farm

At this time all of the buildings at Jubilee Farm are closed down, but you are encouraged to come and walk.

Hours to walk
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am – dusk
Saturday- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday – Noon – dusk

We ask you call us at 217-787-6927 if you are coming to walk. Color and make of vehicle and number in party is required. You do not have to check in if you have called us with this information.

The Creative Art Center is currently closed to the public so washrooms are not available. The closing of the buildings to the public will be in effect until April further notice. Watch this space for updates. 

Sisters to the Land 2020 at Jubilee Farm


• Please watch this space for updates.

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Introduction to Jubilee Farm
    with Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP
  • 1:20 p.m.
    Presentation & Reflection
    Falling in Love with Earth with Sister Sharon
  • 2:20 p.m.
    Time outside and group sharing with Sister Sharon Zayac, OP
  • 2:35 p.m.
    Spirituality and Sustainability with Food
    with Sister Anita Cleary, OP
    Experience what makes a healthy snack and why some types of snacks are more Earth-friendly and have a deeper connection to something more important. Sister Anita Cleary will share her recipes that will make you fall in love with Earth a little more. 
  • 2:50 p.m.; 30 minute session 1:
    Herbs & Companion Planting
    with Sister Suzanne Donner, OP
  • 2:50 p.m.; 30 minute session 2:
    with Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP
  • 3:50 p.m.
    Closing Prayer
    with Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP

Jubilee Farm | 6760 Old Jacksonville Road
(3.8 Miles West of Veterans Parkway) | 217-787-6927

Suggestion donation of $5 to assist with the cost of materials and food.

Limited space! Registration received after February 20 will be on a waiting list. We will contact you when a space becomes available.

Register today!

Holiday Craft Fair

The Holiday Craft Fair at Jubilee Farm is the place to enjoy friendly people, beautiful atmosphere (indoors and out) and a variety of handmade crafts and home baked goods

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Center
Jubilee Farm

Outdoor wooden Christmas Trees made by Sister Margaret Therese with the assistance of volunteers and students of Holy Family School in Decatur. Trees available for ordering now!

Christmas Décor
Baked Goods & More!

Jubilee Farm
6760 Old Jacksonville Road
(3.8 miles west of Veteran’s Parkway, Springfield, Illinois

See you December 7!

We Are The Universe

“Earth birthed us. She is truly Mother. Truly, she is our greater self. Everything we do to her, we literally do to ourselves.”
~ Sister Sharon Zayac, OP

We are the Universe. Watch this short video about the beginning of the Universe and see your part in the Universe 13.8 billion years in the making.

Come to Jubilee Farm to see Sister Sharon’s “Journey to the Heart, Falling in Love with Earth” next Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
Learn more here  or on our Facebook Page