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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Harvest Hootenanny Oct. 7

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:25 am by

About a month from now, we’ll be setting up rows of straw bales for seating, brushing off the flatbed trailer for the bands and stringing lights in the organic gardens at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the 2017 Harvest Hootenanny!
It’s Saturday, Oct. 7! Continue reading

A little bit of Texas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 5:17 am by

Even though there aren’t as many Sisters of Providence educating in the classroom as previous decades, the sisters provide an exceptional outdoor classroom where interns are immersed in learning about sustainable agriculture at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Today, Elaine Haby, of Hondo, Texas, completes her three-month internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

Final intern projects are from the heart

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:16 am by

Two interns at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice presented their final projects yesterday. Both projects came from the heart.

Internship opportunities can be anywhere from three months to 12 months and each intern completes a project of their choosing before they leave. Each project is as individual as each intern. They are always amazing and come with great stories of lessons learned. Continue reading

New White Violet Center internship program coordinator

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The new internship program coordinator at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, knows the ministry well. Continue reading

Making it easier to get farm fresh produce and more

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Having fresh, organic vegetables grown at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods just got easier with the opening of the farm store at White Violet Center. Continue reading

Rainy day on and off the farm

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 5:04 am by

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. Continue reading

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