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Meet the Alpacas

By Lonnie Wiram | November 18, 2022 |

Come out and meet our alpacas including the newest member of our herd, Providence Hua Mei, born on Oct. 17. Farmer Tara will introduce you to our alpacas and explain…

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Sisters welcome Providence Hua Mei!

By Jason Moon | October 24, 2022 |

Come out to White Violet Center to see Providence Hua Mei!

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WVC to host an ‘Alpaca Encounter’

By Jason Moon | February 28, 2022 |

The event is a wonderful opportunity for guests to get behind the scenes and learn more about the alpacas

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Adopting Iggy

By Sisters of Providence | November 20, 2021 |

Our plan is to try and make this an annual trip to come see Iggy so he doesn’t forget that his Florida parents Love him very much!

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Meet our newest alpaca, Providence Isabelle (Bella)

By Mary Riley | September 27, 2021 |

Welcome to the herd Bella! Our newest alpaca is spunky and the spitting image of her mother.

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WVC teams with Arts Illiana for anniversary writing contest

By Jason Moon | June 24, 2021 |

‘This project started when we were talking about the 25th anniversary and brainstorming ideas to recognize the milestone’

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Save the date for these upcoming events!

By Jason Moon | June 23, 2021 |

We are excited to once again offer the many events, workshops and more that many people missed out on last year.

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Welcoming our 2021 WVC Summer Interns!

By Sister Mary Montgomery | June 20, 2021 |

I hope you have an opportunity to meet some of them!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kristen Kimery!

By Jason Moon | May 18, 2021 |

“I get to meet new people and learn more about the alpacas. I love it.”

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WVC Virtual Alpaca encounter set!

By Jason Moon | February 3, 2021 | Comments Off on WVC Virtual Alpaca encounter set!

Cost to attend is $15 plus an additional $10 for each alpaca ornament felting kit

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White Violet Center: Though the world may pause, life always moves forward

By Libby Robinette | September 9, 2020 |

While the world seemingly stands still, it has been reassuring to watch the life cycles of the farm continue to spin on. Winter still turned into spring, which still turned…

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Tony and the NIH: Our newest alpaca becomes a part of history

By Mary Riley | August 5, 2020 |

This past April, the Sisters of Providence were blessed with a bouncing bundle of alpaca joy, Raphael Anthony (aka Tony). It couldn’t have come at a better time. At this…

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An important part of our sustainable agriculture program is our alpaca herd. Alpacas are wonderful animals that are full of personality. They are valued for their fiber which is warmer than wool, water resistant, hypoallergenic and very soft. Each spring our alpacas are sheared and the best of the fiber is spun into yarn. It is then knitted and crocheted into scarves, hats, and other garments. These items are then sold at Linden Leaf Gifts and The Farm Store at White Violet. We also mix their manure with leaves and kitchen scraps and use it to enrich the soil in our garden. Each year our alpacas get thousands of visitors. We also have an Adopt an Alpaca program which makes a great gift for all animal lovers.

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