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Rainy day on and off the farm

By Cheryl Casselman | July 12, 2017 |

Tuesday was a rainy day in Vigo County, Indiana, but it didn’t mean everyone at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice organic farm was sitting around twiddling their thumbs.

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Sustainable farm living and learning

By Cheryl Casselman | July 6, 2017 |

Interns from New Jersey, Texas, Chicago, California, Louisiana and Indiana living and learning at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice this summer.

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Maren Van Cleave: A wonderful year at WVC

By Jason Moon | May 19, 2017 |

‘I’ve seen what this life is like and I like it.’

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Sadie Laing: My time at White Violet Center

By Jason Moon | May 13, 2017 |

‘This has been a very enriching experience,’

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Isabelle McCurdy: Involved in all aspects at WVC

By Jason Moon | May 6, 2017 |

‘I’ve learned so much. It is definitely interesting living community-style, how you experience things together. I’ve grown a lot.’

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Earth Day: A Holy Day of Obligation

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | April 20, 2017 |

Our fragile Earth IS HOLY

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Sustainable agriculture internships

By Cheryl Casselman | March 4, 2017 |

An internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice has been described as the chance of a lifetime by those who have come and gone. There are many sustainable agriculture learning…

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New alpaca cria: Providence Sullivan

By Cheryl Casselman | May 19, 2016 |

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.

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The wisdom of Saint Mother Theodore: Letter to Sister Maria

By Connie McCammon | October 26, 2011 |

Letter from Saint Mother Theodore to Sister Maria in Madison, Ind. Nov. 24, 1854 “I am sorry, my dear Sister, that you have yielded again to your caprices. You must…

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Alpaca shearing workshop April 30

By Cheryl Casselman | March 15, 2011 |

We’re excited about the newest alpaca workshop we just announced. And it’s coming up very soon. On Saturday, April 30, we’ll do an alpaca shearing workshop that features an actual…

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Sister of Providence illustrates book on “Alpacas and Bullying”

By Sisters of Providence | December 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Sister of Providence illustrates book on “Alpacas and Bullying”

“Alpacas and Bullying” is the title of a new magazine-size paperback book illustrated by Sister Ruth Johnson, a member of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, and written by…

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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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