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Farm Store opening this spring

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 am by

‘Soft’ opening tentatively set for late April Continue reading

Nature is a powerful healing source

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:12 am by

The notion of the healing power of nature is something I feel I have always been inherently aware of; however, hearing the quote from John Muir brought this idea to the surface of my thoughts and since then, I have found myself observing nature through this lens. Josh Price shares why he thinks White Violet Center is a magical place. Continue reading

Learn basics of chicken care at Cluck-A-Palooza

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 5:12 am by

Coming up on Feb. 4, White Violet Center will be hosting Cluck-A-Palooza, an introductory class on chicken-keeping. Ever curious and slightly impatient, I met with Robyn Morton, the associate director of WVC, who patiently answered all my questions and even let me meet the chickens! Continue reading

Deep love and healing

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 5:03 am by

To hear Ezra Kyle Meadors talk about his history with the Sisters of Providence is to feel his deep love for the community, Mother Theodore and the sisters and his gratitude for the strain of Providence running through his life. Continue reading

The art of hands-on learning

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 5:16 am by

“I really enjoyed how educational the experience was … I’ve worked on farms before, but nothing has ever been quite this immersive. I feel like I’ve been surrounded by more knowledge and more dirt than I have in a long while,” Continue reading

Brushing elbows with alpacas

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 5:35 am by

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to assist with the alpaca chores. I tagged along with two White Violet Center interns, Sadie Laing and Isabelle McCurdy. Continue reading

Sustainability and social change

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 5:16 am by

Isabelle grew up riding horses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she didn’t really enjoy it. Her favorite part came after the lesson, when she would care for the horses. Her love of caring for animals is part of what lead her to apply for the internship. Continue reading

From fashion to fiber arts

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 5:17 am by

As a child, Sadie spent much of her time doodling and sketching clothes. She felt it was the only thing she could imagine herself doing, and thus pursued it in college. An introductory textile art class inspired her to follow her current path. Continue reading

Easy meat alternatives for the holidays

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 5:12 am by

The holidays are upon us, friends, which means it’s time to plan your holiday dinner menus! Honestly, what better topic is there to think about other than food? Continue reading

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

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 5:03 am by

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! Continue reading

A year of alpacas and peppers for this intern

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 5:06 am by

Erin Barnett’s 12 month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is winding down. Read about how she witnessed the birth of an alpaca last summer and what she’s doing post internship. Continue reading

Sister has life changing trip to Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 4:47 am by

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. Continue reading

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