Welcome to our farm

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) is a working and teaching farm at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

At WVC we grow USDA certified organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and berries. We also have a delightful flock of hens that lay the most amazing farm-fresh eggs and a small herd of fuzzy alpacas that provide the fiber we use to make yarn, scarves, hats and other items.

We love showing people what it is we do here, how food is grown and ways we can all live more sustainably so we can be good stewards for planet Earth. Stop by and take a self-guided walking tour or schedule a guided tour where you can get up close and see behind the scenes.

Farm Tours

Visit our farm and get up close and personal with our adorable alpacas. Farmer Tara, your tour leader, will introduce you to these amazing animals. You can also meet our chickens and see how we grow vegetables, flowers and herbs.

  • $10-$15 per person depending on the tour.

  • Animal tour is 45 minutes. Full farm tour is 90 minutes.

  • We are a working farm so although we try to accommodate your schedule, tours are subject to staff availability.

  • Tours are offered Tues.–Thurs. from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and on some weekends.

  • This is an outdoor tour. Dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Wear shoes or boots that can get muddy and wet.

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“I feel most connected to God when I am surrounded by nature.”

Isabelle McCurdy

Chattanooga, Tennessee, former White Violet Center for Eco-Justice intern

Nearby agritourism opportunities

  • Riverscapes

    Riverscapes is a local initiative to enhance life along the Wabash River. WabashRiverscape.org

  • Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area

    The Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area is minutes from Saint Mary-of-the Woods and offers a walking trail and beautiful lookout and gathering area. IN.gov

  • Aris Farms

    Aris Farms is down the road a piece and offers the opportunity to interact with many types of animals and learn about small farm living. Aris Farms on Facebook

  • Indiana State University Community Garden

    is perfect if you love to grow your own food, but don’t have the space. More at indstate.edu.

  • Covered bridges

    If you have time, it’s work checking out one or two of the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, Indiana. ParkCountyGuide.com

  • Turkey Run State Park

    Turkey Run State Park offers camping, hiking trails, canoeing/tubing/kayaking. TurkeyRunStatePark.com

Wabash River

We are minutes from the Wabash River, which is biologically rich. There have been 75 rare species of mussels and 151 species of fish call the Wabash River home. This is among many reasons conservationists call the Wabash River a treasure in Indiana. Paddlefish and lake sturgeon inhabit the river. Read more about the Wabash in the Tribune Star.

This close-up shows some of the detail work on the shrine itself. All different kinds of shells were used.

The shells inside Saint Anne Shell Chapel came from the Wabash River in 1875.

Upon their arrival, the firs thing Saint Mother Theodore and her postulates did was seek out a Log Cabin Chapel, which would serve as their very first "convent".

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Use the form here to email us about tours, or you can contact us directly at 812-535-2925.

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