Past Programs

October 26, 2013

Fracking: A look at the facts surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing

The first of our Fall programs will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 10 am and the theme is “Fracking“.  The program will feature guest speaker Dr. Andrew Kear, an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Kear featured in the film “Triple Divide”, which looked at the issue of hydraulic fracturing, and is an expert on the topic. The session will help give you a better understanding of the facts surrounding the controversial issue and let you know how it could impact you. The program will look at both sides of the issue to give you a better understanding. All are welcome to come out to the St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin,  for the event!  Free will donation.

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September 15, 2012

Mountaintop Removal vs. Care of Creation

10 a.m. to 12 noon

Facilitator: Jeannie Kirkhope
As founder and director of the Appalachian Catholic Worker Farm and the E.C.O.Center in Spencer, W.V. her mission since 2002 has been to provide spiritual space and hope in the mountains by addressing issues of poverty and the environment through Education, Contemplation and Outreach.

Workshop: Mountaintop Removal vs. Care of Creation
Jeanne will be describing the lucrative coal extraction process called “MTR” and its effects, not only on the land, but on the poorest communities of Appalachia.  She will speak of our unintentional complicity in MTR, how the practice of it does not coincide with our Judeo/Christian tradition, and ways we can stop it.  A short video from the people’s perspective will be shown with Q & A to follow.



“Greening” your life with Essential Oils

Saturday, March 8

Beverly Martin returns to FELC on Saturday, March 8 to lead a presentation on how to make your life more environmentally friendly by using essential oils for everyday use.  The session will give you ideas for how to use essential oils in any circumstance, from cleaning to health.  Attendees will also receive some recipes for different uses of the essential oils such as laundry detergent, shampoo, all-purpose cleaner and many more!  The program will run from 10a.m. to Noon at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.  Free will donation.


Saturday, May 7

How to Make Your Garden Grow. Cost: $8

10 a.m. to 12 noon

If you garden and want to know how to control pests and weeds safely and wisely, then this class is for you! Learn more about which pesticides and herbicides fit with organic gardening and how to use chemicals safely. Plenty of tips and tricks will be shared to give gardeners a guaranteed green thumb!

Here is how you can Register:

By calling: 419.448.7485

By E-mail:

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