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Hello Dana Abascal!

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 5:30 am by

‘A lot has happened since I came here and I’m just so happy to experience a new part of the world in such an intimate and gratifying way’ Continue reading

Hello Megan Viesselman!

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

‘I love White Violet Center’s mission, and I am glad I get to be a part of promoting it’ Continue reading

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

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

Rainy from Pennsylvania to Indiana

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 4:57 am by

Rainy, White Violet Center’s newest intern, came from Pittston, Pennsylvania to work in our organic gardens. Rainy says her interest in sustainable agriculture stems from her undergrad classes in theology and agro-ecology. Continue reading

Fresh air brings us fresh faces

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 4:38 am by

At White Violet Center, people come from near and far and for a myriad of reasons to spend time living and learning in our neck of “the Woods.” This spring we’re excited to welcome four new interns and one AmeriCorps volunteer who will be with us through the summer and beyond. Continue reading

Tara’s top 10 intern memories

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 4:17 am by

“A picture is worth ten thousand words.” -Frederick R. Barnard
I invite you to take a look back on my journey during the past year as an intern at White Violet Center. Through photographs, I hope to give you a glimpse of an experience that has provided me with so much richness and happiness. Continue reading

A time to reflect on internship

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:35 am by

I have experienced all four seasons more intimately than ever before. The wonderful smell of freshly dug soil in spring. The cleansing feeling of summer rain pouring down on me and washing away the sweat and heat of the day. The beauty of watching the colorful dance between the autumn breeze and the woods that surround the farmland. Even the unsympathetic gazes from the alpacas as the brutal cold and wind of winter leave me frozen while leaving them unmoved. Alas, my beard has proven to be a disappointing substitute for alpaca fiber. Continue reading

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