Energy Efficiency & Weatherization

Jamie Abrusci, Field Coordinator for Ecova will be presenting on how to prepare your home for the winter months.  This includes the basics of how to prevent heat loss in the winter with simple steps anyone can do at home. Jamie will discuss how heat flows in the house and how to use this knowledge to maximize your savings on electricity, gas and money! The program will also let you know how switching to energy efficient heating and cooling can save you money.


When:Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m.- Noon

Where: St. Francis Spirituality Center—Greccio Room, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883

Cost: Free will donation.

 For more information, contact FELC at 419-448-7485 or


Straw Bale House featured by the Catholic News Service

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.

Farm Stand Open Now

Last Friday, we opened the Seeds of Hope Farm Stand with a limited supply of vegetables. We have Purple beans ($1.50/lb), cabbage($1.00/lb), zucchini ($1.50/lb) and cucumbers ($0.90/lb) available to purchase. The stand will open as long as we have fresh produce available. If we sell out, we will post on our website and Facebook page to let you know.  Otherwise, the farm stand will be open.  So stop by for fresh, local, chemical-free vegetables.  When you stop by you can also meet our Garden Education Intern, Elena (pictured below).


Elena, our Garden Education Intern for the summer, comes to us having recently graduated from the Tiffin University MBA program.  She comes with experience in chemical-free farming in her native China.  Elena began working with FELC at the end of May and has been working tirelessly on growing fresh vegetables for the Sisters’ Canticle Café and for the Seeds of Hope Farm Stand.


Latest Magazine

2014 Summer Magazine

2014 summer mag

Worm Bin 2014 Updated pictures

Worm Bin Project-part 3 137Click the links below to check the new Worm Bin pictures

May 2014 Worm Bin (slideshow)

Blessing of the Vermicompost, Worms & Plants (slideshow)

Worm Bin Project

This video shows one of FELC’s school science programs in action, with students getting to participate in hands-on learning.


Click the links below to see the slideshow of this fun program:

November 2013 Worm Bin       February 2013 Worm Bin

FELC has a number of school programs which are available in our center or at any local school.  To learn more about this school program please visit the link to our school programs page.  This will give you the opportunity to view our programs for all grade levels and select one that would be best for your school.  All of our school programs align with state curriculum and are taught by an experienced teacher.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

To learn more about the latest happenings at FELC, follow the link below to view our latest newsletter:

Spring Newsletter 2014

FELC’s Solar PVC Array

Check out our solar array and how it is working.

Summer Camp Pictures 2012

Science Camp Program Pictures

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