Sister Julie Schwab, OP

Julie Schwab, OP, was featured in an April 18 article in National Catholic Reporter titled “Sinsinawa Dominicans spread mission through collaborative farm programs.” The Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm is approximately four acres of organic land that is rented to local farmers. “We believe the life force that flows through creation, through our land, through the animals, through humanity, is sacred,” said Julie. “We feel a strong obligation to care for Earth.” The Congregation is also expanding its agricultural outreach plans for a farmer-led learning center on the property, Fields of Sinsinawa. Julie said the center will be a place for farmers to teach and learn about protecting and nurturing healthy soil, harvesting nutrient-dense food, and cultivating community. “It’s exciting because the potential is endless,” she said. “Every farm around us is a different classroom. There’s lots of learning ahead, and we can learn from all our neighbors.”