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Sustainability and social change

By Kelsey Hollis | December 4, 2016 |

Isabelle grew up riding horses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she didn’t really enjoy it. Her favorite part came after the lesson, when she would care for the horses. Her love of caring for animals is part of what lead her to apply for the internship.

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From fashion to fiber arts

By Kelsey Hollis | December 2, 2016 |

As a child, Sadie spent much of her time doodling and sketching clothes. She felt it was the only thing she could imagine herself doing, and thus pursued it in college. An introductory textile art class inspired her to follow her current path.

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Passionate about food and nutrition

By Kelsey Hollis | November 4, 2016 |

White Violet Center intern Destiny James is a junior at Johnson and Wales University in Miami, Florida. “I think it’s important, before we ever cook food, to know where it comes from.” she said.

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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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Intern life — part of a living ecosystem

By Jackie Schwenk | October 21, 2015 |

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

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Sustainable living: White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns learn from the land

By Cheryl Casselman | October 16, 2014 |

John Michael and Tara Elmore signed on for a year-long internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beginning in March 2014. Tara works with the alpacas and John Michael works in the 5-acre organically grown garden. They have a passion for learning everything they can about farm living. They wanted to be immersed in a farming experience to see if they were cut out for having their own farm someday. Or not.

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Do you like to dig in the dirt? Do you dream of befriending an alpaca? If you or someone you know answered yes to these questions, then a farm internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice might be the place for you. As an intern you’ll get to work with the amazing people on our team as well as other interns from all over the country, in a hands-on learning environment on our certified organic farm. You’ll also be able to meet and connect with some amazing women who are members of the Sisters of Providence. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods has been their home for over 175 years. Intern commitments are completely customizable but we do require a minimum commitment of 3 months with a maximum of one year. If you’d like more information about internships click here.

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