Faith Farm Future
Michaela Farm, embodying the Franciscan spirit, nurtures sustainable relationships among land, plants, animals and humans, and utilizes resources to fulfill its goals.
|September Farm News by S. Peg
The farm is looking really nice today. On August 18, Marian University's San Damiano students arrived 120 strong, to give a day of service to us. They came prepared to work...and work they did. One group started in the potato patch and harvested and
washed potatoes. Because of the wet weather, the crop was not the largest nor were the potatoes the biggest but they managed to get quite a few pulling back the straw and digging them out by shovel.
|Michaela Farm Article on Success in Conservation|
|This article is written by Evan Divine a District Conservationist in Franklin County for the Natural Resources Conservation Service-an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He wrote this article to highlight the successes that Michaela Farm in Oldenburg has displayed over the past few years. The farm is unique because it has a rich history tied to Oldenburg's beginning, and taking care of the land is one of their top priorities. Click here to read the article: Michaela Farm-Getting Back To Their Roots|
Welcome to Michaela Farm! The farm derives its name from Sister Michaela Lindemann, one of the first women to join the new congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in 1851, who began directing the work on the then newly acquired land in 1854.
Merging agriculture, education and spirituality, Michaela Farm builds on and enfleshes the Franciscan value of "just relationships with all Creation." This value is core to our attitudes toward Earth and is a source of inspiration and motivation for our work. We express this value by these actions:
- Simple living
- Seeing all (creation) as "kin"
- Respectful use of resources
- Striving for sustainability
- Gratitude, hospitality and sharing
Michaela Farm is located among the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana.
Michaela Farm and its store are open 8:00 a.m. until dusk. For information call: 812-933-0661