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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Poem: Earth rising

By Sister Ruth Johnson | April 22, 2022 |

It is alive and clings to us in way we have forgotten

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Indiana State University Earth Day Celebration

By Jason Moon | April 11, 2022 |

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice to take part in this year’s Indiana State University Earth Day Celebration

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Sisters to co-sponsor upcoming Earth Day events

By Jason Moon | April 11, 2022 |

White Violet Center will have a display table at the Indiana State University Earth Day Celebration on April 21

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WVC to host Spring Plant Sale

By Jason Moon | April 5, 2022 |

For more information, call 812-535-2930 or email

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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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2022 Spring Plant Sale

By Mary Riley | February 22, 2022 |

Gardeners and plant enthusiasts are invited to shop for organically grown vegetable, flower and herb plants. This year we have added dahlia tubers. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.…

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WVC to host Baking Sourdough Breads

By Jason Moon | January 28, 2022 |

Cost is $45, which includes instruction materials and a starter. A starter can be picked up at the White Violet Farm Store or shipped to your home. The registration deadline is February 16.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sister Hang Tran!

By Jason Moon | November 29, 2021 |

‘I think it’s really necessary for me.’

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Alpaca Encounter

By Mary Riley | November 23, 2021 |

Would you like to meet an alpaca? Join us for an up close encounter with our loveable alpacas on the White Violet farm.

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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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Redecorating our Guest Room

By Lorrie Heber | October 20, 2021 |

This process will reinvigorate the existing growth

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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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Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation. A ministry of the Sisters of Providence, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana was established in 1996. Here you’ll find a herd of alpacas, a flock of laying chickens, a 5-acre USDA certified organic garden, orchards, bee hives, a Farm Store, nature trail and internship opportunities.

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