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.
Learn how to prepare and cook steak at home like the famous steakhouses. This class will show how to choose the right cuts of beef for the right cooking application. Participants will also prepare steakhouse favorites such as Garlic Herb Compound Butter, Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms, Caesar Salad and Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes. Local Craft Beers and selected wines will be offered.
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.