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Rainy from Pennsylvania to Indiana

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 4:57 am by

Rainy, White Violet Center’s newest intern, came from Pittston, Pennsylvania to work in our organic gardens. Rainy says her interest in sustainable agriculture stems from her undergrad classes in theology and agro-ecology. Continue reading

Turtle crossing

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 4:23 am by

This week as I headed east on St. Mary’s Road into town, something caught my attention. I hadn’t driven but a couple blocks when I spotted a large turtle beginning to creep across the road. Stopping in the middle of the street, I rolled down my window and peered at the bulky reptile, wondering what my next move should be. Should I wait until it crossed? How long would that take? What if another car came and didn’t see the turtle? Or maybe I should help it across? Would it hurt the turtle to pick it up? Continue reading

Fresh air brings us fresh faces

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 4:38 am by

At White Violet Center, people come from near and far and for a myriad of reasons to spend time living and learning in our neck of “the Woods.” This spring we’re excited to welcome four new interns and one AmeriCorps volunteer who will be with us through the summer and beyond. Continue reading

Hundreds of blue butterflies making people happy

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm by

I’d like to tell you why there are 330 blue and white butterflies at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this week. It’s all about uniting people on a global scale. Oh, and making things pretty and people happy. Continue reading

Tara’s top 10 intern memories

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 4:17 am by

“A picture is worth ten thousand words.” -Frederick R. Barnard
I invite you to take a look back on my journey during the past year as an intern at White Violet Center. Through photographs, I hope to give you a glimpse of an experience that has provided me with so much richness and happiness. Continue reading

Good time to be a bee

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:05 am by

“It’s a good time to be a bee,” garden manager Candace Minster told me last week just after transferring two packaged hives to their new home just north of the White Violet Center greenhouse. Glancing at the flowering trees and wild flowers surrounding us there in the orchard, I couldn’t agree more. By the time Candace and David Illyes, assistant garden manager, made their way over to me from the hives and took off their protective headgear, it appeared there were already a couple new arrivals foraging at our feet. Continue reading

Resources for making healthy choices

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm by

As we all strive to make decisions to bring hope and healing to Earth community, here are some resources suggested by staff members at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

Sustainability midst the bustle

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

How does one fit living an ecologically friendly lifestyle into the busyness of life? For Providence Associates Jennifer and Duane Drake, it’s about being gentle with themselves in the process. Continue reading

Cherishing creation

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life. We desire to live in right relationship with our Earth and with all that dwells on Earth.” Continue reading

My secret life …

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 6:10 am by

Tom Balduf enjoys his time volunteering with the Sisters of Providence. Especially working in the Reflection Garden and spending time with the alpacas. Continue reading

17th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 4:42 pm by

Saturday, April 18, will be our 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration! Hard to believe, isn’t it? For 17 years, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) has hosted a city-wide party for Earth, bringing together people, educators, and entertainers, all focused on learning how to care for creation. Continue reading

Earth! Series at Vigo County Public Library

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 3:45 am by

I’m usually grateful when a user’s manual is included with newly purchased items. I’ve gotten incredibly detailed and well-written manuals for items that are intuitively easy to use. And I’ve gotten sparse notes with cryptic instruction for items that I  Continue Reading »

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