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.
Position descriptionTitle: Education Program Internship
GENERAL SUMMARY: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.
HOW TO APPLY:Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
This internship opportunity is provided thru a grant award by
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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!
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.
This month, Dennis Sadowski from the Catholic News Service came out to do a story on the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. The story was posted on the Catholic Review and is available here. You can also see the video below.
Watch Sister Jane Omlor explain the straw bale house, wind turbine and solar array in a recent interview with the Catholic News Service. If you are interested in visiting the house and getting a tour, please call Sr. Jane at 567.207.5393. Tours are also available without appointment on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.