Although we ran out of trees to give-away at Veggie Fest, we will have more soon! Here are our next give-away events:
US Bank Branch Sat am in September
(exact date tbd)
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1230 S Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60540
Look for us along the parkway.
Danada Fall Festival
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Danada Equestrian Center
3S507 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189. Free admission.
Come spend a fun-filled, leisurely autumn day outside surrounded by the red, orange, yellow, brown and green hues of autumn. This annual festival attracts thousands of visitors. Events include hayrides, equestrian demonstrations, barn tours, musical entertainment, children’s activities, food and more.
Well, we made it to the 2016 Danada Fall Festival which was hosted by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County yesterday. It was held at the Danada Equestrian Center and the weather was beautiful! We gave away about 1,000 sugar maple seedlings and this time some seeds as well.
Special thanks to Wayne Zaininger, Manager of Site Operations, Danada Equestrian Center & St. James Farm and Katie Michel who supported our idea and helped get us on-board!
This was the 12th year of the Fall Festival and it was really well run. There were all kinds of fun activities and lots of room to accommodate the 12,000+ people that they were expecting. And our booth was under the shade of some lovely maples that had just started turning colors.
We were thrilled to have so many people come to our booth to get a sugar maple seedling! So many, in fact, that even though we brought about 1,000 trees, we ran out before the end of the Festival!
Don’t worry, though, if you did not get sugar maple seedling (or if you would like another). We are setting up another pickup site now.
Please click the Contact Us button (upper right corner) to let us know how many you would like, so we don’t run short again.
Let us know too if you would like some actual Sugar Maple seeds. They are great for school science projects for kids and
teachers alike or just to scatter
along shade-less roads or park ways!
Thanks to everyone who took a seedling to plant! Each tree makes huge difference!
And last but by no means least, a very special thank you to Marie Schnaitman for all her support and for helping in the booth and Steve Tiwald of the Green Earth Institute for his ideas, encouragement, and for loaning some much needed equipment!