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Upcoming Marathon Golf Classic Benefits for FELC

Marathon Golf Classic Fundrasier for FELC

Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala

FELC Gala Flyer with QR code

Herbs 101 Presentation – April 2016

The program Herbs 101 was presented by Linda Haas, a member of the Herb Study Group at Stratford Ecological  Center in Delaware, Ohio who also serves on the Board of Trustees at FELC. Participants learned how to identify, grow, process and cook with common herbs. Following the program, everyone was treated to a herbaceous lunch using the the simple recipes that were provided. 




Summer Camps June – August 2016

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Internship Opening—Education Program Internship


Position description

Title: Education Program Internship


The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center (FELC) is an environmental education facility offering models of sustainability to the general public, featuring a “strawbale” house, solar array, wind turbine, innovative and impactful environmental programs for youth and adults, over 11 acres for farming, agricultural initiatives and outdoor activities, including a greenhouse, free range chickens, hoop houses, chemical free herb and vegetable gardens, woodlands and wetland area. The internship will be a hands on educational experience in which the intern will be exposed to all facets of the operation of FELC.  The intern will work directly with the Environmental Educator.  Educational programs may be presented indoors or outdoors; at the FELC campus or external to FELC and within the community, schools, and other locations.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to

This internship opportunity is provided thru a grant award by

The Donald D. Lynch Family Foundation

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Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

St. Francis Campus Community is HAPPY!

 The St. Francis Campus really is a HAPPY place to work, live and visit!

Several of our employees, sisters and campus visitors took part in the filming of our “HAPPY” video.

If you liked the first one, then you will love the second one…it even has a brand new happy cast!

We hope that you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

HAPPY” Holidays from our family to yours!

The National Catholic Rural Network recently featured Sr. Shirley Shafranek …


In line with their founder, Franciscans are known as the biggest proponents of Catholic ecology, but the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin, Ohio, take things to another level. They do this in simple, daily ways—for instance, by composting food, using energy efficient electronics and vehicles, and growing much of the produce they eat in their own gardens. But they also go to great lengths to educate others about the principles of Catholic ecology, its connection to the broader faith, and its critical importance today.

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