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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

From foodie to environmentalist

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm by

“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

It’s new intern “season”

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm by

White Violet Center hosts interns all year long, however, there’s no doubt that the months of May and June bring the most interns to our doors. And what a great time it is! Continue reading

Yes, baby chicks come in the mail

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm by

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice welcomed 35 new chicks to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods the spring of 2014. Continue reading

16th Annual Earth Day 2014

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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.

Butler students give service

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm by

Thank you to the group of Butler University students who spent their 2014 spring break giving service at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

Tried and true farming techniques benefit Earth

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

The best technology for the job isn’t always something from The Jetsons. Sometimes Little House on the Prairie methods still work best. Continue reading

Dominican Farm and Ecology Center

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 11:34 am by

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

Care of Earth in everyday life: Sisters Ellen Cunningham and Rosemary Nudd

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm by

Sisters Rosemary Nudd, Ellen Cunningham and Dorothy Rasche walk the talk by living and demonstrating care of Earth in their everyday lives. Continue reading

Making bread retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm by

Why would someone with a thousand things to do take the time to make bread by hand? It might be for the wonderful taste. Maybe it’s about the quiet alone time or the time spent with others making it together. It could be for nutrition — knowing what’s in your food. Join us Sept. 13-15, 2013, for “Bread Rising, Spirit Raising” weekend retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. (Near Terre Haute.) Continue reading

Connecting with Creation

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 9:59 am by

This article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE The Sisters of Providence have been connecting with creation since their foundation more than 170 years ago. “We have a little green-house where we shelter our flowers from the  Continue Reading »

Vendors — 2012 Earth Day celebration April 21

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm by

The following is a list of vendors (as of April 13) for the 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21: Eel River Marketing Group Earth Drops Soap Chip Off  Continue Reading »

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