We celebrated Earth in a big way! The rain stayed away and we were able to make history with this human banner photo. It was so fun! Thank you to all the sponsors, vendors, educators, volunteers, and visitors who made it a success!

West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute.

The 19th annual celebration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) and is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

Dozens of educational exhibits will be on display, food offered by local vendors, and children’s activities. Fun and educational for the entire family! And Bicycle Blessing!

Mini workshops on a variety of topics throughout the day! Topics include cooking, fiber arts, Lobbying 101 and home efficiency. Click here to see more what you can enjoy at our Earth Day Celebration!



11 a.m. New Farm Store opens
11 a.m. Pony rides begin (ongoing)
11 a.m. Knit with a Nun (ongoing)
11:30 a.m. Cooking workshop (healthy smoothies & salads)
11:30 a.m. Bicycle Blessing near Farm Store
Noon Take Flight! Wildlife presentation
Noon USDA certified organic garden tour
12:30 p.m. Lobbying 101 workshop
1 p.m. Making your home energy efficient
1 p.m. Silly Safari
1 p.m. Alpaca shearing
1:30 p.m. Cooking workshop (healthy smoothies & salads)
2 p.m. Human banner aerial photo
2:30 p.m. Take Flight! Wildlife presentation
2:30 p.m. SMWC Equine Studies barn tour
2:30 p.m. Sister Jody O’Neil Art Studio tour


Admission is free. There are free-will offering opportunities at entrance gates to help with the cost of the event.

For more information, contact White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at wvc@spsmw.org or at 812-535-2932.


We have various levels of sponsorship available for you to support the Hootenanny. For more detailed information, click here or contact Kim Perkins at the Mission Advancement (812-535-2803 or email kperkins@spsmw.org).


THANK YOU to our 2017-18 event sponsors


“Sustainability” Sponsors:
Garmong Construction,
Hux Oil Corp.,
Jewett Printing-Woodburn Graphics-Recognition Plus,
John Kennedy,
Old National Insurance,
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College,
Sycamore Drywall & Painting, LLC,
Terre Haute Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,
Tribune Star.

Community” sponsors:
Apple House Blooms Bros,
Baesler’s Market,
Bovard Studio, Inc.,
CS Technology Center, LLC,
Cox, Zwerner, Gambill and Sullivan, LLP,
Duke Energy,
Graham Feed Company,
Henderson Transfer Co., Inc.,
Indiana State University Federal Credit Union,
Industrial Supply Co.,
Mike’s Market, Jaspreet Rawala & Paramjit Mawi,
Silly Safaris,
Thompson’s Honda.

“Friends of the Woods”:
Associated Roofing Prof. Inc.,
Big Picture Data,
Helms & Ruble Forestry-Ruble Aquatic Management, LLC,
Humphrey’s Outdoor Power Inc.,
J.R. Pharmacy,
Sati Bati, Inc.


Thank you very much for your support, sponsors!