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But failing to assess the full cost and the real “good” is a prime source of environmental, social and economic degradation and has long-term consequences for the viability of life on Earth. Finding balance with an eye to the long-term when weighing environmental, social and economic factors is at the very heart of achieving sustainability. Continue reading
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
“Being a foodie has made me an environmentalist,” she said. “I think that if you care about what you consume, you have to be mindful of the condition of our Earth on which it’s grown. I believe that carefully grown whole foods are the very basis of health. My greatest joys in life come when preparing and sharing great food with loved ones.” Continue reading
Our 16th Annual Earth Day celebration was highlighted by beautiful weather and fun was had by all. Here are some photos of the festivities of the day.
We hope you’ll take a moment to watch this short video about Dominican Farm and Ecology Center in Wicklow, Ireland. In 1998 the nuns converted the 70 acre convent farm to organic status as part of a strategy to educate people about sustainable living. Sounds familiar. Continue reading