Green Earth Harvest
The Conservation Foundation's Green Earth Harvest program is devoted to healthy soil, healthy vegetables, healthy people, and healthy communities. Our Green Earth Harvest farm crew, led by Farm Manager Duncan Simonson, work tirelessly to sustainably farm the agricultural land at our McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville and produce healthy organic vegetables for the community. We utilize 49 acres at the McDonald Farm to grow organic vegetables and are proud to say that our crops are USDA certified organic. Our farming practices meet the strict standards of the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). Annually our farm undergoes a rigorous certification renewal process which involves detailed documentation of our field plans, sources for seeds (and other inputs), and produce handling processes. Our sustainable agriculture management practices include the practice of crop rotation, in which we alternate the crops we grow on a section of field to improve soil fertility and help control insects and diseases. In keeping with our organic farming practices, we do not use any man-made fertilizers. Knowing that healthy soil leads to healthy plants, we are very attentive to maintaining soil fertility.
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