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About Cheryl Casselman

Cheryl Casselman has been a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence since 1997. She grew up in Camby, Indiana, and now lives in Sullivan County, Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana State University.

Recent Posts by Cheryl Casselman

Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair April 28 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Blog Post | Posted on April 19, 2018

If you haven’t experienced the Earth Day festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods you should really do all you can to make it this year — you will not be disappointed!

Alpacas at the library, food justice and bread

Blog Post | Posted on March 16, 2018

Here are some ways White Violet Center for Eco-Justice staff members and Sisters of Providence are teaching, caring and inspiring for all creation in the upcoming weeks: NAACP Food Justice panel discussion, Vigo County Food Summit, alpacas visiting the library and Providence Health Care, and March for Science.

Creighton students spend spring break at White Violet Center

Blog Post | Posted on March 10, 2018

For the past seven days, five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, immersed themselves in learning more about sustainable living during a one-week service trip to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner

Blog Post | Posted on March 2, 2018

The list of ways interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice can transform themselves and transform the world is long and it includes getting dirty. Check out this short list to see if you can relate.

Breathing time on this organic farm

Blog Post | Posted on January 24, 2018

The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.

An exercise in bread baking

Blog Post | Posted on January 9, 2018

It’s important to have a spotter in the gym and while climbing a ladder, but how cool would it be to have one in the kitchen?
I’m not talking about replacing the kitchen table with a weight bench — that’s a little extreme to get back on track after the holidays. It’s more about having access to someone knowledgeable as a guide when trying those recipes you wish you had the guts to try.
It calms the nerves when mom or Aunt Cathy are a phone call or text away from answering questions like, “what exactly is a ‘pinch’ of salt?” Mom and Aunt Cathy would be considered kitchen spotters. They’re helping make kitchen experiences more successful.
It’s even better when they’re right beside you as you learn.

Thank you for making amazing experiences possible

Blog Post | Posted on September 13, 2017

Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm.

Sustainable living: beyond the basics

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

“Shop locally. Consider environment as a whole.” White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns offer some practical tips.

Alpaca farm open house Sept. 24, but that’s not all!

Blog Post | Posted on September 10, 2017

One could easily spend the entire day enjoying Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, Sept. 24! Let us count the ways.

Harvest Hootenanny Oct. 7

Blog Post | Posted on September 6, 2017

About a month from now, we’ll be setting up rows of straw bales for seating, brushing off the flatbed trailer for the bands and stringing lights in the organic gardens at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the 2017 Harvest Hootenanny!
It’s Saturday, Oct. 7!

A little bit of Texas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Blog Post | Posted on August 16, 2017

Even though there aren’t as many Sisters of Providence educating in the classroom as previous decades, the sisters provide an exceptional outdoor classroom where interns are immersed in learning about sustainable agriculture at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Today, Elaine Haby, of Hondo, Texas, completes her three-month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

Final intern projects are from the heart

Blog Post | Posted on August 9, 2017

Two interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice presented their final projects yesterday. Both projects came from the heart.

Internship opportunities can be anywhere from three months to 12 months and each intern completes a project of their choosing before they leave. Each project is as individual as each intern. They are always amazing and come with great stories of lessons learned.

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