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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 »

Sharing our harvest

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm by

“A challenging year” seems to be the shared sentiment of many growers this summer. Unusually wet weather in the spring delayed our planting schedule by weeks. Once the wet weather finally broke, it stopped raining altogether until September, with just  Continue Reading »

Garden news

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm by

After an extremely wet spring, our CSA finally got off to a slow, but exciting beginning. Wet soils, hail storms and broken equipment have made for a tricky start, but we have an excellent crew in line for the season  Continue Reading »

Working Together

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm by

This article is reprinted from the summer 2011 issue of HOPE. The Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College work together in doing what they can to prevent recyclables from going to the landfill. This effort to do their part  Continue Reading »

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm by

This article is reprinted from the winter 2011 issue of HOPE. One way to live more sustainably is to buy locally. Local foods are those grown as close to your home as possible. This is a good time of year  Continue Reading »


Posted on November 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm by

Do you Dehydrate? We do! When harvest season rolls around, one can quickly become overwhelmed by the abundance of fruits and vegetables available, but for such an oh-so-short time. In order to get the most out of our hard-won food,  Continue Reading »

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