Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC every Friday afternoon. Select from colorful heirloom tomatoes, super-hot peppers, squash, beets, lettuce, cut herbs, eggplant, potatoes; whatever is ready to harvest will be available to you. Freshly baked bread from our kitchen will also be available.
Located in picturesque Woodstock, Illinois, Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is encompassed by 98 acres of greenery and provides a serene setting for overnight retreats, day meetings, team building, and community events.
At the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with what they’ve learned in class – something an urban setting couldn’t provide. Read this article in the Northwest Herald about LUREC's farm and ecological restoration work.
This Farm-to-Table dinner will focus on utilizing local raised pork and the bounty of the LUREC farm paired with local micro/craft brews. This evening starts with an appetizer reception in the LUREC gardens and proceeds with a five-course dinner in Searle Hall.
Join us at LUREC as we use the organisms around us to learn about the biodiversity of life; including the systematics and comparative anatomy and physiology of selected organisms. This course complements General Biology I lecture material through direct observation and field sampling. Students will utilize the natural habitats surrounding the LUREC campus in Woodstock, Illinois, to conduct laboratory work. This onsite (and natural) lab will enable you to have a greater focus on the ecological aspects of diversity than the usual lab provides.