Welcome to the farm!
Pushing the Envelope Farm is an agricultural education center rooted in Jewish tradition which serves the greater Fox Valley and Chicagoland communities.
The farm offers people of all faiths and creeds the opportunity to experience sustainable agriculture first-hand, and provides a wide variety of educational workshops for people of all ages from community groups such as synagogues, churches, libraries, youth and school groups.
Our 14-acre site features community gardens, small scale production of organic market crops by environmentally responsible growers, berry patches, wooded areas, and camp grounds. We keep dairy goats, laying hens, and honey bees, and give visitors a chance to experience small scale agriculture through hands-on workshops and activities.
Beginning Farmer Incubator 2014! PtEF is launching its New Farmer Incubator. The program includes housing, organically managed acreage, and access to our hoop house, tractor and cold storage unit. If you are a young farmer looking for opportunities to grow your own crops in 2014 and would like to learn more, give us a call at 630.578.3313 or email GenevaFarm@gmail.com.
News & Awards
Hazon Vision Award
We've received the Hazon Vision Award, for our work in "creating healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond."
Pushing the Envelope is fiscally sponsored by Hazon, an international leader in the sustainable foods movement.
Pushing the Envelope Farm 1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 630.578.3313 GenevaFarm@gmail.com www.pushingtheenvelopefarm.org