Franciscan Earth Literacy Center

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis.  Through educational programs, community gardens, and facilities like the FELC, outdoor classrooom, farm stand, and Straw Bale House, they teach over 4,500 children and adults each year how to respect and responsibly enjoy the earth. They focus on sustainable living, renewable resources, and love for nature and all of creation. The Seeds of Hope Agricultural Training Program works with older students and adults with developmental disabilities, teaching participants gardening skills from seed planting to harvesting, cleaning and packaging for sale.  Seeds of Hope operates a Farm Market Stand on the campus of the Sisters of St. Francis (194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin), and will also be at the Tiffin Farmers Market for the 2022 market season!

FELC's Mission Statement: "In the spirit of St. Francis, the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center recognizes our oneness with all creation.  We promote active learning and healthy relationships with our natural environment to achieve sustainable living."

 Email FELC Director Mimi Lange Johnston: mjohnston@felctiffin.org

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FELC Science Club

FELC Science Club

Join the Science Club at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center! Geared for kids, ages 5-11. FELC is offering a Halloween box (Monster Boogers), Thanksgiving box (Pioneer Toys), and Christmas box (Crystal Ornaments) and children will LEARN while having F

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Community Earth Day Event "Protecting Our Species"

Description:CommCommunity Earth Day Event "Protecting Our Species" will feature a live exhibit from Back to the Wild, hands-on activities, Straw Bail House tours, displays, trail walks in the woods and more!A free event for the entire family!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

15th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala

15th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala

Enjoy appetizers made by local restaurants using vegetables from the Seeds of Hope Farm on the St. Francis Campus. Guests will also be able to sample wines and craft brews from local wineries and breweries. Dinner will be catered and served inside air-conditioned Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium with live music. There will be many special raffles and auctions after dinner, including the Grand Prize Raffle of a week long vacation in Florida.This event is hybrid, so those who cannot attend can enter raffles and auctions online and receive a gift card to one of the restaurants represented at the event.

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