Sustainable Agriculture Internship — Transform yourself … Transform the world
at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, near Terre Haute.
At White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC), a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, you’ll find 320 acres of forestland, about 300 acres of certified organic cropland, a 7-acre organic garden, a small apiary from which we harvest and sell raw honey, and a herd of about 35 alpacas.
Our internships are designed to be customizable to your own goals, within the boundaries of what we offer at White Violet Center. Interns can expect to work in all three areas of livestock, garden and fiber arts projects, and can develop an emphasis in only one area if desired.
Our internships are very hands-on. Expect to work outdoors for hours at a time planting, harvesting and weeding in the garden and/or in the barn and pastures caring for the alpacas and/or with the fiber.
Some activities at White Violet Center occur year-round, while others are seasonal. Making sure that your primary interests offered by WVC coincide with your availability is crucial for having a successful internship. This is the outline of activities and when they are most in focus:
- Animal husbandry and livestock care: year round
- Alpaca shearing: end of April
- General garden work: year round
- Market, CSA, and wholesale growing: March through October
- Fiber arts: September through March