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Welcome Maren Van Cleave!

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘I still think it’s bizarre that I’m here, because it’s exactly what I had hoped for’ Continue reading

Welcome Kelly Halpin!

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘I am also enjoying the experience immensely thus far!’ Continue reading

Welcome Joelle Axton!

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘I think White Violet Center is pretty special’ Continue reading

New alpaca cria: Providence Sullivan

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 4:36 am by

The Sisters of Providence welcomed a new alpaca cria on Wednesday! Providence Sullivan, born around 11 a.m. weighing 20 pounds 8 ounces, is named in honor of Sister Ann Sullivan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

Springtime is cook’s paradise

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 4:22 am by

This time of year is so much fun for cooking. Almost every green imaginable is in season and the anticipation for real tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and perhaps a new thing or two makes my heart beat a little faster. One thing I often hear when talking with people about various and sundry vegetables is: “Oh, I don’t know what to do with that.” Continue reading

Earth Day celebration Saturday!

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Sisters of Providence are looking forward to welcoming hundreds of visitors to the Earth Day Celebration at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16! We couldn’t be happier with the sunny and 74 degrees weather forecast! Check out the schedule and list of vendors. Continue reading

Spring photos!

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm by

Spring has sprung at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana! Enjoy these photos captured by Sister Tracey Horan. Happy spring, everyone! Continue reading

Getting lost in the wheel’s whisper

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 4:15 am by

For many spinners, me included, the joy of spinning is in the process. It’s so easy to get lost in the rhythm of the wheel’s whisper as it whirs or the way light catches color and cartwheels a halo around the fiber. It can be incredibly meditative. Continue reading

Shepherding the plants

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

2015-2016 White Violet Center Intern Jackie Schwenk sometimes felt like she was shepherding the plants at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading

Songs help intern remember alpaca names

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 4:25 am by

What would inspire a pharmacy tech from Laporte, Indiana to trade in her lab coat and computer for a rake and manure shovel? For Erin Barnett, it’s all about the animals. “I really enjoy learning about and spending time with the alpacas,” she says. Continue reading

Intern life — part of a living ecosystem

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 6:02 am by

The seeds we plant today will be our sustenance and seeds for tomorrow. Continue reading

New intern inspired by Bill Nye and Captain Planet

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:48 am by

Intern Kara Phelps, a recent graduate of Indiana State University, says, “I’ve been stuck in the higher education bubble. I want to get out of that and into the field, see what it really takes to manage an organic farm.” Continue reading

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