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City of Bloomington, Indiana

About White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC) is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods, founded in 1996. Ever since the beginning, WVC has been dedicated to organic fruit, flower, herb, and vegetable production. Garden Manager, Candace Minster, has been with WVC since 2004 and has managed the garden full time since 2010. The rest of the garden staff include Farm Projects Assistant, Ann Testa, and a variety of seasonal staff and interns. Our five-acre garden is certified organic and is home to our beehives, a greenhouse and two high tunnels. Bordering the garden are a flock of chickens and a herd of alpacas. We shear the alpacas annually and sell their yarn and other fiber items. We also operate a CSA and sell our produce at Bloomingfoods and a number of other restaurants in the Bloomington and Terre Haute areas.

In addition to the garden, WVC offers a variety of educational workshops and events throughout the year. All visitors are welcome! The campus of St. Mary of the Woods is a beautiful place to see, with hundreds of acres of certified forests, numerous shrines, and much more.


Vegetables, Fruit including Berries and Apples, Herbs, Fiber, Ferments

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Candace Minster

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Accepts Market Bucks


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White Violet Center for Eco-Justice