The 2021 Seedling Sale is Here!

The first week of the 2021 Jubilee Farm seedling sale is almost here.  Our healthy seedlings are getting ready for your order!

Please study the information  below which includes the process for ordering. The downloadable order form is ready for your use. 

Thank you fir your support of Jubilee Farm. We look forward to your call!


Download the Order Form 


For those of you who have asked, these seedlings are ordinarily priced within the $4.00 range. However, with concern for all those impacted economically during this pandemic time, we are asking for a donation rather than selling our seedlings at a specific price.  We want as many families as possible to enjoy our seedling flowers, herbs and vegetables, grown without chemicals!  At the end of the sale we will donate any remaining seedlings to those in need.

    • Sale Date begins: Thursday, April 22, 2021 
    • Please call 217-787-6927 to make an order using the order form.
    • Hours for phone orders: 9 a.m. – 11:30. a.m. Monday – Saturday
    • Next day pick up: We will have your order ready for pick up 9:00 a.m. – 11:30  a.m. the day after your order Monday – Saturday. Saturday orders will be picked up Monday.  Please see the safety instructions below for picking up your order. 

In order to provide for the safety and health of all concerned, please note the following:

      1. Orders will be taken by phone, Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am.  Orders will be ready for next day pick up during the same hours:  9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Saturday orders will be picked up on Monday.
      2. Pick up will occur in a drive through manner. Customers are asked to drive into our main entrance and follow the signs to the table where the order will be labeled with customer name.  A donation jar will be there for donations.  Once this is finished, drivers will leave through the New Salem Church exit. (If a customer wishes to speak to a staff member, masks are required.)
      3. Please note: We cannot take credit card payment. We accept checks and cash but cannot give change. Make checks payable to Jubilee Farm.

We are very grateful for your support and look forward to waving to you as you drive through our seedling sale this year!


Butterflyweed: 2-3’ tall; Sun/partial shade (orange, perennial)
Radio Calendura: 18-24” tall; Sun/partial shade, hardy annual; self seeding (orange)
Cardinal Climber Vine: 10-15′ tall; Sun/partial shade; requires trellis or fence; half hardy annual (scarlet)  
Coxcomb Giant: 2′ tall; Full sun; annual (vibrant red)
Sea Shell Cosmos: Large blooms- 4-5′ tall; Sun/partial sun; needs stakes of fence, half-hardy annual
Johnny Jump Up (purple, yellow, blue) 5-6″ tall; Self-seeding biennial; edible 
Munstead lavender: 18-24”; Full sun, well drained soil; Likes 6-8 hours of sun; shelter near building with full sun; perennial Order end of May 21
Marietta Marigold: 12-18”; Sun (orange and red) annual  
Starfire Signet Marigold: 12″; annual; heirloom
Empress of India Nasturtium: 12-14”; Full Sun (crimson) hardy annual; edible  
Tip Top Nasturtium Orchard Flame: 8-10”; full sun (Apricot, gold, scarlet mixture) annual; edible   
Tetra Mix Snapdragons: 18-24″ annual; semi dwarf    
Aztech Sunflowers: 3-4′; annual
Giant Zinnias: 2-2.5′ color mixture ; full sun; annual 
Jazzy Zinnias 18-24” yellow, cream, chestnut, red; full sun; semi-double blossoms; annual
Whirlygig Mix Zinnia: 3-4”; full sun (mixture of color/bi-color pattern blossoms) annual

Sister Suzanne Donner, OP is ready for the seedling sale. New herb and flower seedlings are ready now. The vegetable seedlings will be ready in May.


Dark Opal Basil
Genovese Leaf Basil (Sweet)
Lemon Drop Basil
Thai Basil
Garlic Chives
Chocolate Peppermint Ready in May
Greek Oregano
Giant Italian Parsley
Culinary Sage (propagated)
Rosemary (propagated from plants)  
Common Thyme
Lemon Thyme Ready in May


Early Fortune Cucumbers  (trellis) Ready in May
A+C Pickling Cucumbers  (trellis) Ready in May
King of the North Peppers (Sweet) Ready in May
Marconi Red Peppers (Sweet) Ready in May
Cherokee Purple Tomato (Juicy & sweet)  Heirloom Ready in May
German Pink Tomato (Beefsteak) Heirloom Ready in May
Large Red Cherry Tomato  (full flavor) Ready in May

The Big Read at Jubilee Farm

New Berlin, Ill.
—Listen to the sounds of creation, enjoy fresh air, and get a respite from the noise and frenetic pace of life during “Sound Scape,” at Jubilee Farm, 10:00-11:00 Saturday, April 24, 2021.

The free public event is offered by Jubilee Farm, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield in partnership with the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lincoln Land Community College, host of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Sangamon County. The NEA Big Read: Sangamon County focuses on the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, an American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor.

“We are delighted to be part of this community building program,” said Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP, Director of Jubilee Farm. “The NEA Big Read has an incredible listing of free and diverse programs offered by the partner organizations. Our contribution, “Sound Scape,” is an invitation to LISTEN to the sounds of creation. It provides time to step away from our busy and noise-filled lives and pay attention to Nature’s language.” The program will be led by Sister Sharon Zayac, OP.

Participants are invited to wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal, and have something to sit on. Registration is required. For further information and to register call 217-787-6927.

More information about the NEA Big Read in Sangamon County is available here.

Jubilee Farm is located at 6760 Old Jacksonville Road, 3.8 miles west of Veteran’s Parkway. Follow Jubilee Farm on Facebook at It is one of 50 local organizations partnering for the NEA Big Read in Sangamon County.

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield are part of a worldwide Dominican family, the Order of Preachers. For more than 800 years, Dominicans have preached the Gospel in word and deed. The Springfield Dominicans were established in Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1873 and relocated to Springfield in 1893. Today, thousands of Dominican sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, associates, and laity minister in more than 100 countries around the world. To learn more about the Dominican Sisters of Springfield visit

Sister Suzanne Donner’s Signature Tip for Starting Seedlings; Sisters to the Land, March 2019

The daily reading for Tuesday, October 27, 2020 was Luke 13:12-21
Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like?
To what can I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.
When it was fully grown, it became a large bush
and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.”
Again he said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?
It is like yeast that a woman took
and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour
until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”

Sister Suzanne thinks the smallest seed is a lettuce seed, but knows the amazing creations of God, and faith, grow from something small with a little dedicated nurturing and care. Take a look at this short video from the Sisters to the Land event in March 2019 and learn Sister Suzanne Donner’s signature tip for starting seedlings.

Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP

Sister Margaret Therese’s Services

Private burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Friday, October 9. A memorial mass will be held at Sacred Heart Convent at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or visits, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Margaret Therese are served by Butler Funeral Homes.

Springfield Dominican Sister Margaret Therese Hebert, OP, died October 6, 2020, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. She was born in Pana, Ill., in 1952, to Noel and Mary Louis (Fullerton) Hebert, and baptized Margaret Louise at St. Patrick Church, Pana.

She joined the Dominicans in 1973 and professed her vows in 1976 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.

Primary school teaching, pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, and the craft of woodworking were, each in turn, central to her life. Early in her religious life she taught primary grades at Catholic schools in Springfield, Hampshire, Chicago, Aurora, Philo, and Rantoul, Ill. After completing studies in spirituality and spiritual direction, she ministered as a spiritual director at Benincasa Dominican Renewal Center, Riverton, Ill., then became pastoral associate for a cluster of parishes in Auburn, Divernon, and Waverly, Ill. From 2000-2007 she was pastoral associate and then parish director for three rural parishes in the diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin: Holy Family-St. William, Wittenberg; St. Anthony, Tigerton; and St. Mary, Marion.

From 2011-2016 she assisted her Dominican Sisters at Sacred Heart Convent and cared for her parents. In 2017 she furthered her ministry as woodworker at the Creative Arts Center, Jubilee Farm, New Berlin, Ill. She remained active as a spiritual director and was pleased to serve as a sponsor for several Springfield Dominican associates.

Sister Margaret Therese was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Therese Hebert. She is survived by her brothers Philip (Mary Jo), Mark, Paul, John (Patsy) and Joseph (Marci) Hebert, many loving nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Sister Anita Offers Digital Courses for the Season of Creation

Zoom Opportunities with Sr. Anita

During the Season of Creation Sister Anita Cleary, OP will be sharing a series of Zoom sessions to stimulate your creative side and use the gifts of creation. Call 787-6927 or email us for scheduling and pricing information.

Beginner’s Spanish Lessons
You CAN learn to say more than just quick one-liners in Spanish AND understand written and spoken responses. Classes are individual, fun, adapted to your interests (social, medical, business), flexible in scheduling and affordable.

Vegetarian Cooking
Looking to include more vegetable or grain sources of protein in your meals? Wanting to try new, fun, easy vegetarian recipes? We will work out a grocery list together and via ZOOM, I’ll walk you through making delicious new menu options.

Bread Baking
Do you have a bread recipe that you have always wanted to try? Are you already baker and just want to try something new? Let’s explore some recipes together and when you have your ingredients, we’ll get back together via Zoom and share the process together.

Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate
Did someone say Chocolate? Ready to make truffles or the best ever gluten-free brownies or learn tricks to hide fruit and vegetables within your chocolate or learn how to create a special dessert for the next holiday? This is your class! We discuss recipe options, then give you time to purchase your ingredients, then let the chocolate begin!