7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner
Here’s a list of only seven of the many experiences interns will likely have during the time of transforming themselves and transforming the world while at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice:
1. Jumping out of bed and into the field!
Interns live in a small house surrounded by vegetable gardens, alpacas and horses.
2. Meaningful conversations
Whether you’re surrounded by people with similar points of view or different, there are a ton of opportunities to learn and share.
3. Learning ways to live life more sustainably
The hands-on experiences gained at the small farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, can help with that dream of starting a Community Supported Agriculture program in another country or having your own flock of chickens someday.
4. Strengthening of interests
Interests in organic agriculture, fiber arts and caring for alpacas are strengthened through daily education and work. You can build confidence and knowledge in immersing yourself in this ministry.
5. Making a tangible difference in the food culture
Growing your own food takes skill. Planting and harvesting vegetables for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and to be sold wholesale and to the local farmers’ market provides the safest and freshest food for families.
6. Being dirty
Working in the USDA certified organic gardens, caring for the alpacas, and collecting eggs from the chickens are dirty (and rewarding) jobs. You’ll make memories for a lifetime. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun, too.
7. Learning beyond the field
Depending on the time of year and length of internship, there might be topical presentations from staff and guests, White Violet Center workshops and retreats, field trips, conferences and workshop opportunities off-site, as they arise.