There are many groups and organizations throughout Lake County working to feed their hungry neighbors and educate communities about the importance of eating fresh food. There are also countless ways to support these groups as they do this important work.
Local Community Organizations
To custom design a program for those on the ASD spectrum to provide meaningful responsibilities and tasks related to the care of egg laying hens while promoting independence, real life job experience, and engendering self-worth in a controlled and supportive environment.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
Contemporary Farmer Inc. connects home growers to resources, community, and nature to grow their own food. Through personalized coaching in our private consultations, we spread awareness of regenerative agriculture practices to farmers, gardeners and home-growers of all ages, scales, and skill-levels. By offering products from local farm businesses who share our ethos, we prepare a new generation of contemporary farmers and foster a network of collaboration throughout urban, rural, and suburban areas.
Outside of teaching bilingual workshops and building gardens with our clients, we sell microgreens at farmers markets across the city grown at our headquarters in Back of the Yards. We have on-going collaborators with the Morton Arboretum, Greentown Grows in Waukegan, Enlace, DePaul College Prep, and four farmers markets across Chicago. Learn more on our website!
Contemporary Farmer Inc. ayuda a conectar a los agricultores domésticos con los recursos, la comunidad y la naturaleza para cultivar sus propios alimentos. A través del entrenamiento personalizado en nuestras consultas privadas, difundimos el conocimiento de las prácticas de agricultura regenerativa entre agricultores, jardineros y cultivadores domésticos de todas las edades, escalas y niveles de habilidad. Al ofrecer productos de empresas agrícolas locales que comparten nuestra meta, preparamos una nueva generación de agricultores contemporáneos y fomentamos una red de colaboración en áreas urbanas, rurales y suburbanas.
Además de impartir talleres bilingües y construir jardines con nuestros clientes, vendemos micro-cultivos en los mercados de agricultores en Chicago que cultivados en nuestro centro de producción en Back of the Yards. Tenemos colaboraciones con Morton Arboretum, Greentown Grows en Waukegan, Enlace- Chicago, DePaul College Prep y cuatro mercados de agricultores en Chicago. Obtenga más información en nuestro sitio web.
The Eden Restoration Project is a simple concept: Grow More Food.
Through our programs we are challenging the current food distribution model.
We install community free access food gardens. We teach how to easily grow food with little resources.
We are teaching how to harvest seeds and be creative in growing food.
We have established an online Farmer’s Market that opens access to anyone that would rather buy
local healthy produce from their local farms than food that is void of taste and nutrition and travels thousands of miles.
We organize and lead many activities within the community of Central Lake County. These include involvement in the annual Green Living Fair in Libertyville, maintaining the beautiful Cook Park Rose Garden in Libertyville, partnering in the Libertyville Community Gardens (leased vegetable garden plots), hosting our annual plant sale and organizing an annual garden walk featuring private gardens within Central Lake County.
The purpose of the Lake County Beekeepers Association (LCBA) shall be to promote interest in honeybees and beekeeping by encouraging good beekeeping in Lake County Illinois and the utilization of honeybees for pollination of agricultural crops. This purpose will be accomplished through the dissemination of information and education about bees and beekeeping.
The Lake County Beekeepers normally meet on the first Thursday of the month. Informal questions and discussions at 6:30, Formal meeting at 7PM. (See Calendar Page) Meetings are generally held at: State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake IL 60030
Individuals interested in bees and/or beekeeping are invited to attend our meetings. The Lake County Beekeepers Association is an affiliate of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.
We work across Lake County and the region to incubate and mentor beginning sustainable local food farmers, provide fresh food access in underserved communities, educate and inspire youth, connect farmers with land, and shape policy that affects our local food system.
The mission of the Round Lake Area Garden Club is to create learning opportunities, develop a safe space where the community can harvest freely, increase access to plants and seeds, provide education to help people grow their own food, and expand knowledge of what is edible in the community.
The purpose of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois is to implement a regional approach to solid waste management which addresses the economic, political and environmental issues in Lake County as follows:
- Implement the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan.
- Facilitate an efficient, reliable and environmentally sound waste disposal system.
- Advise and assist SWALCO members regarding solid waste management issues.
- Educate the public regarding implications of solid waste management options.
- Identify, evaluate and disseminate information regarding techniques to reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of solid waste generated.
Waukegan Wellness is a connector that empowers human beings and promotes health and wellness to the Greater Waukegan area.
Waukegan Wellness aims to be a hub for all your questions. Health is not just one thing, we are here to connect you to the right people and places. Allow us to assist on your journey and make your health goals a reality.
Waukegan Wellness is a connector that promotes awareness to health by partnering with businesses, organizations, and people to build a healthy and happy community. Waukegan Wellness defines health as a state of being in complete physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing.