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Intern farm experience: Organic gardening

If you like hands-on learning then you’ll love interning at White Violet Center. Under the direction of our garden manager, you’ll learn what it takes to run a small USDA certified organic farm –  planning, planting, nurturing, harvesting, and selling.

Depending on the season, you’ll get to experience standard gardening projects, record keeping, marketing, selling in our Farm Store, prepping for our weekly Farm Share program, getting ready for Farmers Market and other market garden tasks. There will also be opportunities to help make value-added products in our commercial kitchen, where we use methods such as dehydrating, fermenting and pickling.

Each year at White Violet Center we grow vegetables, herbs and fruit including tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, beans, eggplants, peppers, lettuce mix, arugula, spinach, green onions, beets, potatoes, carrots, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, squash, radishes, micro greens, kale, chard, fennel, garlic, parsley, basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, thyme and more.

“My interest in sustainable farming is what brought me here in the first place, but the well-rounded internship program has given me many unique experiences with the garden as well as fiber arts and the animals.” Read more about Liv Charlton’s 2018 intern experience.

Questions?

If you need additional information or have any further questions, contact Sister Mary Montgomery, internship coordinator, at internswvc@spsmw.org or call 812-535-2932.

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The 5-acre garden is USDA certified organic. Vegetables, such a these tomatoes, herbs and flowers are harvested by interns, volunteers and staff for the Community Supported Agriculture vegetable share program, the Sisters of Providence dining rooms, or the Terre Haute farmers' market. Extras are donated to local food banks.

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Thank you for your interest in an internship with us!  Do you have more questions about being an intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice? Please complete the form here and someone from the program will contact you.

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