In 2018, we seeded 73 acres of our farm in native grasses and colorful forbs (flowering, native and herbaceous plants). As these wild plants take root and grow over the next decade, we will manage the land like a wilderness setting.
As the prairie grows, insect and mammals create habitat that nourishes and protects their vulnerable populations. We maintain the prairies wild condition by isolation and visitors are absolutely restricted from plant and animal restoration species and their natural environment.
Montalbano Farms is proud to play a small role in ecological restoration by using only certified organic methods at our plant nursery. We strive to be excellent stewards of our land. We work diligently to provide safe, chemical free and wild habitat for native Illinois species.