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Earth Day Every Day: Earth Defenders unite

By Tara Elmore | April 26, 2021 |

Although we have not been able to have our normal Earth Day celebration this year, we want to take this week to highlight and celebrate some of our Earth Day partners in our community and give them the opportunity to share their stories about the exciting things they are doing and other helpful tips they have.

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Earth Day Every Day: What smoking and climate change have in common

By Lorrie Heber | April 19, 2021 |

We’re on the front lines of perhaps the biggest battle of our lives: climate change and the need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by shifting energy generation from fossil fuels to renewables like solar and wind. Again, vested interests in the coal, oil and gas industries have undertaken major campaigns for decades now to preserve their industries.

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Fermenting cabbage

By Candace Minster | April 16, 2021 |

Lacto-fermented veggies like sauerkraut, kim-chi, or full sour pickles are unparalleled for developing a healthy gut and immune system. The good news is that all of these veggies are delicious and easy to make yourself, even in small batches.

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Grow your own plants from seeds

By Mary Riley | April 16, 2021 |

Growing your own plants from seed is an economical way to grow a large number of plants. There are so many varieties to choose from–way more than you can find in nurseries and garden centers. You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get started, in fact, you can raid your recycle pile!

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Mason jar soil test

By Mary Riley | April 12, 2021 |

Plants need sun, water and healthy soil to grow. You can’t control the sun and nature and where you live will heavily influence your water. But you can have a…

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Earth Day Every Day: Follow the cabbage

By Candace Minster | April 12, 2021 |

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the food system so I’ve chosen just one crop to follow, from seed to plate.

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Earth Day Every Day: How land, animals, plants and poop are all connected

By John-Michael Elmore | April 5, 2021 |

It all starts when our alpacas lift their tails. A journey begins that has a shared ending: the restoration of our land.

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Earth Day should be every day

By Mary Riley | March 31, 2021 |

It can seem a bit daunting but there is still a path for us all to work together to heal our planet

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Welcoming the Spring Equinox

By Sister Mary Moloney | March 19, 2021 |

As we celebrate Spring Equinox and begin spring gardening chores, we may want to think of gardening as prayer.

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WVC announces personnel changes

By Jason Moon | February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on WVC announces personnel changes

‘As the Sisters say, it was Providence!’

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Farmers must power through whatever Mother Nature dishes out

By John-Michael Elmore | February 16, 2021 |

With the cold and snowy weather now upon us, raise your cup for all the farmers and workers who brave the elements this winter.

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Winter blues? Farmer Tara recommends a little friluftsliv!

By Tara Elmore | February 9, 2021 |

Norway has a word and cultural keystone called friluftsliv, which means “open air life.” It’s a celebrated tradition to dress for the weather.

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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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