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Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair April 28 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm by

If you haven’t experienced the Earth Day festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods you should really do all you can to make it this year — you will not be disappointed!

22 miles of yarn is squishy bit of heaven

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:03 am by

I really love yarn. Seriously, I REALY LOOOOOOOVE yarn. I love it so much that I have 155 different kinds and colors measuring 22 miles in my stash and I won’t even hesitate to acquire more.

Alpacas at the library, food justice and bread

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 5:03 am by

Here are some ways White Violet Center for Eco-Justice staff members and Sisters of Providence are teaching, caring and inspiring for all creation in the upcoming weeks: NAACP Food Justice panel discussion, Vigo County Food Summit, alpacas visiting the library and Providence Health Care, and March for Science.

Creighton students spend spring break at White Violet Center

Posted on March 10, 2018 at 5:06 am by

For the past seven days, five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, immersed themselves in learning more about sustainable living during a one-week service trip to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

7 Experiences White Violet Center interns will likely corner

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 5:03 am by

The list of ways interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice can transform themselves and transform the world is long and it includes getting dirty. Check out this short list to see if you can relate.

Growing passion for sustainable agriculture

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 5:06 am by

When I first moved to White Violet Center for my internship, I was so nervous. I’ve never been away from home, and never lived with anyone other than my family. I’ve never lived or worked on a farm, never handled chickens or alpacas, and never met a nun. There were a lot of unknowns, but something drew me to the Woods.

Breathing time on this organic farm

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 5:26 am by

The small organic farm at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods packs a big punch in the way of educational and service opportunities. In fact, that’s how Ann Testa came to White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She was an intern and AmeriCorps volunteer before becoming a full-time staff member.
Now she’s training and working alongside interns and volunteers in the USDA certified organic gardens, alpaca pastures, fiber rooms, and kitchen.

A more colorful existence as a fiber arts intern

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:21 am by

Earlier last year, I decided to make a change in my life. As I told some people that I was quitting my job so I could go work on an alpaca farm for three months I got a lot of confused looks and many, many questions.

Come with me

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 5:24 am by

With a dramatic outflung hand, Ann points at me and says, “Come with me.” Today it meant learning the arcane art of needle felting. Last week, “come with me” meant holding a chicken in my lap so Dave didn’t have to drive the big white pick-up truck and hold the chicken at the same time. I’m fairly sure he was joking. I hope.

Thank you for making amazing experiences possible

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm.

Sustainable living: beyond the basics

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm by

“Shop locally. Consider environment as a whole.” White Violet Center for Eco-Justice interns offer some practical tips.

Alpaca farm open house Sept. 24, but that’s not all!

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 5:05 am by

One could easily spend the entire day enjoying Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday, Sept. 24! Let us count the ways.

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