Loyola University Chicago

Retreat & Ecology Campus



About the Loyola Farm

Welcome to the Loyola Farm at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in beautiful Woodstock, Illinois! Here you will find updates on gardening classes, our plant sale, the re-opening of our farm stand and other exciting happenings. Please check back frequently for new updates and important information.

The Loyola Farm has been operating for seven years and has experienced much growth over last couple of years. With the addition of a new Farm Operations Manager, Emily Zack, and the assistance of a few dedicated student employees, the Loyola Farm is in full throttle toward becoming a sustainable food operation. This year, the farm employees worked extremely hard to get as much fresh, organic produce into the LUREC kitchen as possible. 

Sustainable Food Operation

The Loyola farm strives to be a sustainable food operation and works in conjunction with the LUREC kitchen to ensure maximum productivity. Some key factors in having a sustainable food operation include preserving for winter, composting, eating seasonally, and year-round production. The LUREC greenhouse contains winter lettuce, arugula, beets, radishes and spinach while the hoop house has cold weather veggies planted: carrots, parsnips and leeks. Our goal is to continue to increase efficiencies and be near a 100% sustainable food operation.

Events & Classes

View all of our upcoming farm workshops, gardening classes, and farm events on our Farm Workshops & Events Page.

Contact Info

If you have any questions, would like to get a tour of the grounds, or are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact lurec@luc.edu or 815.338.1032.