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Saving the day — one chicken at a time

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 4:49 am by

A farm internship in rural Indiana might seem an unlikely choice for someone who studied literature, linguistics and art criticism, but after getting her master’s degree, Yiran was still looking for something hands-on and tangible. “I felt my majors made me talk too much about aloof topics, and I was not grounded in the real world.” Now she finds herself cozying up to some fuzzy and feathered creatures.
“Last week I put back two hens and a rooster who did not get into the chicken coop in time. I felt I had rescued lives and that my job is so important!” she said. Continue reading

Sustainable living: White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns learn from the land

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm by

John Michael and Tara Elmore signed on for a year-long internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beginning in March 2014. Tara works with the alpacas and John Michael works in the 5-acre organically grown garden. They have a passion for learning everything they can about farm living. They wanted to be immersed in a farming experience to see if they were cut out for having their own farm someday. Or not. Continue reading

Intern projects valued by staff, future visitors for years to come

Posted on September 1, 2011

The internship program at White Violet Center (WVC) is designed to educate anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of issues such as eco-spirituality, agricultural sustainability and sustainable animal husbandry. But often unknown to our interns, they confer multiple gifts  Continue Reading »

Our 2011 interns

Posted on August 24, 2011

Helen Angell, of Seattle, Wash., was the children’s garden/youth day camp intern. Helen was an environmental sociology sophomore at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., who was with us through August 2011.Garden intern, Devon Arndt, of Farmington, Minn., completed her  Continue Reading »

Alpaca intern Sister Alice

Posted on July 11, 2011

Alpacas part of a more contemplative life The doorway to nature has been opened. And some curious alpacas were the greeters. Wheaton Franciscan Sister Alice Drewek has succeeded in her desire to begin connecting with earth while participating in an  Continue Reading »