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