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Earth Day Every Day

Celebrate with us this April

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have been hosting an annual Earth Day celebration since 1998. For the second year in a row we are unable to gather due to the pandemic. But we can’t let COVID-19 stop us. We still want to celebrate the Earth and inspire people to get involved in restoring our planet. We hope you will follow along with us the entire month of April on our website and social media as we highlight why this initiative is so important and how you can join the movement.

Mason jar backyard soil sample

How land, animals, plants and poop are all connected

It all starts when our alpacas lift their tails. A journey begins that has a shared ending: the restoration of our land.

Chickens help us reduce waste

Turn the sound on and enjoy the dulcet tones of our chickens. Here they are helping us reduce our waste. Because of weather, pests, or just bad luck, sometimes the food we grow in the gardens isn’t fit for human consumption. Maybe it’s cracked, smashed, or full of holes. Fortunately, our chickens aren’t picky (or is it pecky?). They are happy to get the fresh veggies, which helps make them healthier, and leads to eggs with deep-golden yolks. When we clean out their coups, their droppings go to our compost, where they will add nitrogen to the mix. That nitrogen eventually ends up feeding the plants in our garden, which will end up helping feed our chickens. A continuous loop that benefits plants, animals, people, and the earth. Now that’s music to our ears.

Calling all WVC Earth Defenders!

We’re looking for kids and kids at heart that are interested in learning about what you can do to help restore our beautiful planet. Pick up a goody bag at the Farm Store at White Violet Center. You’ll get all kinds of things that will help you join our WVC Earth Defender team!

Activities & Opportunities

WVC Farm Tours

Seven days a week *
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the farm and see how we responsibly grow produce, herbs and flowers. Meet our eco-friendly alpacas. Feed the chickens.

Wabashiki clean up

12-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 10

In partnership with the SMWC Sustainability Club. Meet at Dewey Point. Compostable bags and gloves will be available.

Earth Day Hike

Saturday, April 24
2 p.m.

Take a trek through the woods with the Owen-Putnam Friends of the Forest. The hike will begin at Rattlesnake Campgrounds in the Owen-Putnam State Forest.

Spring Plant Sale

April 30-May 1
Noon to 5 p.m.

Shop for organically grown vegetable, flower and herb plants at the White Violet Farm greenhouse. 

Working together for a better world

You are not alone. There are many other people and organizations who are out there each day working to make the world a better place. Here are just a few.

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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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