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Unique internship experience

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:21 am by

Former White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) intern Tyler Brenes, from Wayne, New Jersey, reflects on his three months working in the WVC chemical-free garden. “…at the end of it all, you will have a unique experience that you will cherish forever. Your perspective on life might change, as well.” Continue reading

A living Land Ethic

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 4:30 am by

True confessions of a former White Violet Center intern: staff meetings were sometimes a chance to daydream … but when we met to hear more about the Sisters of Providence Land Ethic I quickly found that this would not be that kind of staff meeting. This was big. Continue reading

Welcome back Tracey Horan!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:00 am by

Introducing blogger Tracey Horan. “I was initially attracted to the mission and ministry of the White Violet Center, but as Sisters welcomed me into conversations at meals, prayer groups, and even to participate and learn about other ministries, I came to know them in a deeper way to get a sense for their passions and what their charism means.” Continue reading

Garden happenings

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm by

It’s a good time for an update from the garden.
Lettuce is growing! Spinach is being stubborn and slow this fall. The radishes look perky and so do the delicious Hakurei turnips. The warm weather crops like tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers are pretty well over. Continue reading

Steph Bell says au revoir

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:20 am by

All of the work that we did this summer was punctuated with so much healing laughter. I leave White Violet Center filled with gratitude for so many things, but mostly for the sense of community that came from working everyday with people who care so much and work so hard to heal our world. Continue reading

Celebration of harvest — a kick off to an amazing year

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:05 am by

October is shaping up to be a month full of celebration here at the Woods culminating with the grand celebration of the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin on Oct. 25 and the start of the Sisters of Providence 175th anniversary celebration. White Violet Center is delighted to kick things off with our 4th annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 4. Continue reading

A passion for seed saving

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

Learning how to grow your own food and save your own seed is a handy skill that will repay you for years to come. And at the end of the day, it’s just fun. Continue reading

National Farmers’ Market Week

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:10 am by

To celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week, White Violet Center is hosting a Garden Walk on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests are welcome to wander the garden, meet some of the people who grow the produce, and enjoy a variety of foods made with our harvests. Visitors can even meet some of our alpacas and chickens, too. Continue reading

You’ve paid for it … use it!

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm by

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is a partner with Energizing Indiana and for each household that completes an audit using our code, we receive $25 to help further our mission of caring for Earth through reduced energy consumption. Sweet deal! Continue reading

Sister Ann Sullivan celebrates golden jubilee

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 am by

Sister Ann Sullivan, founding director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, was one of 10 Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary as members of the Congregation. Continue reading

Organic soybeans getting humates and sea minerals

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm by

This weekend and into early next week Ceres Solutions will be in the fields spraying two natural substances to enhance the life and health of the soil — humates and sea minerals. Continue reading

The shared pursuit

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 5:04 am by

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. — Anatole France Transitions thread through time with  Continue Reading »

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