Spring 2017 Sugar Maple Seedling Give-Away Dates

Apple Blossoms - April, 2017
Apple Blossoms – April, 2017 Spring is finally here, in all it’s glory. In and around Chicago, the apple blossoms are especially nice this year! It’s time to plant some trees!

With the onset of Spring, it’s time to give away more Sugar Maples seedlings to good homes.

This year, we’d like to give away 2,000 to 3,000 more seedlings, if possible.

We also have quite a few 3-6′ tall Sugar Maples. These are 4-6 years old. You are welcome to these, provided you can help dig them up. Contact us for details or to make arrangements: info@thesandymapleseedproject.com


Green Earth Institute Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 8 am-1 pm

McDonald Farm—60-acre organic vegetable farm in south Naperville, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565-5447

DETAILS: Get your free sugar maple seedlings at this event! You can also buy organic vegetable and herb seedlings for your garden! Tomatoes, peppers, kale, Swiss chard, eggplant, and herbs! All certified organic and grown by Green Earth staff and volunteers, here at our farm. All proceeds will be used to support educational programs of the Green Earth Institute. Click here to view/download a PDF of the organic veggie plant list. Other native trees, shrubs, and grasses and wildflowers will also be available to purchase through collaboration with The Conservation Foundation.

QUESTIONS: call the Green Earth Institute 630-664-5681.

Family Field Day
Saturday, May 27th, 11am to 5pm

St. James Farm, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

DETAILS: Stop by for a free sugar maple seedling and learn about the history and traditions of St. James Farm which are celebrated at this one day annual event featuring equestrian and canine performances, a dairy exhibit, hayrides, kids’ activities, food and more.  Last year they welcomed over 5,200 visitors to this successful event and they expect that number to grow considerably this year.

QUESTIONS: call the Forest Preserve District Headquarters (630) 933-7200.

Veggie Fest, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13

Benedictine University, in the beautiful village of Lisle, IL

DETAILS:  Pick up a free sugar maple seedling at Veggie Fest which is one of the largest vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America. Bring your friends, bring your family, and don’t forget your appetite! Admission and parking are both FREE.

QUESTIONS: call (630) 955-1200

Fall Festival
October, 2017 (date tba)

Danada Equestrian Center, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Details: Fall is a great time of year to plant a tree, so stop by and get yours at this an annual family-friendly celebration of the horse at one of DuPage County’s most beautiful fall destinations! Free Admission. This year’s events are yet to be announced, but last year featured: Horse Show, Parade of Breeds, Mid West Renegades Equestrian Drill Team, Northern Illinois Outlaws Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Danada Musical Drill Team, Plus Other Performers, Hayrides, Hobbyhorse Craft, Pony Rides, Stable Tours, Food, Pumpkin & Face Painting, Horse-Care Demos, Nature Art & Photo Show.

QUESTIONS: call the Forest Preserve District Headquarters (630) 933-7200.


Stay tuned for other events.

Contact us at: info@thesandymapleseedproject.com if you would like us to attend your event.