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

By Cheryl Casselman | 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.

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Final intern projects are from the heart

By Cheryl Casselman | 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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New White Violet Center internship program coordinator

By Cheryl Casselman | August 1, 2017 |

The new internship program coordinator at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, knows the ministry well.

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Making it easier to get farm fresh produce and more

By Cheryl Casselman | July 25, 2017 |

Having fresh, organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods just got easier with the opening of the farm store at White Violet Center.

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Rainy day on and off the farm

By Cheryl Casselman | July 12, 2017 |

Tuesday was a rainy day in Vigo County, Indiana, but it didn’t mean everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice organic farm was sitting around twiddling their thumbs.

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Sustainable farm living and learning

By Cheryl Casselman | July 6, 2017 |

Interns from New Jersey, Texas, Chicago, California, Louisiana and Indiana living and learning at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice this summer.

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Earth Day Celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

By Cheryl Casselman | April 12, 2017 |

Enjoy beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in all it’s spring splendor during the 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. There is lots to see, do and learn; so check out the full schedule and more details.

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Sustainable agriculture internships

By Cheryl Casselman | March 4, 2017 |

An internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice has been described as the chance of a lifetime by those who have come and gone. There are many sustainable agriculture learning experiences in the world, but one at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, includes hundreds of Catholic Sisters of Providence from which to learn and be inspired. I’ve…

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It’s National CSA Day!

By Cheryl Casselman | February 24, 2017 |

Thoughts of watermelon radishes, red-Russian kale, garlic scapes, rainbow Swiss chard, and collard greens are welcomed on this Friday in February. I can almost taste them now.

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Join the movement and help us reach our dream of a cool van

By Cheryl Casselman | November 29, 2016 |

Today is a global day of giving called Giving Tuesday. This first Tuesday after Thanksgiving kicks off the charitable season.

We’d love for you to join the movement by donating to a project that will help White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, expand their reach of getting certified organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, to restaurants, grocery stores, caterers and college food service programs throughout Indiana. The staff, interns and volunteers are already delivering on a small scale, but they want to grow!

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Sister has life changing trip to Standing Rock Sioux Nation

By Cheryl Casselman | November 6, 2016 |

Sister of Providence Joni Luna recently traveled from Indiana to stand with the Native Americans keeping vigil of sacred burial ground on the high plains of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota.
They call themselves water protectors not protestors, as they peacefully protest the North Dakota Access pipeline.

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From uncomfortable to comfortable

By Cheryl Casselman | October 21, 2016 |

Five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, spent their fall break at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice giving service and learning more about sustainable living this week.
“You have to get out of your comfort zone. It really allows you to experience things that help you grow as an individual,” Ameer Chughtai said.

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Cheryl Casselman worked as a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence for twenty years. 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 and master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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