The Eco-Justice Center, an environmental education center, was founded in 2004 by the Racine Dominicans.
Protecting the land, as well as the plant and animal species that live on the property, is vital to the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center. So too, is preserving the farm buildings that date from the 1870's onward. When our society is prone to tear down rather than fix up, when culture says that bigger and newer is better than smaller and older, we at the Eco-Justice Center aim to model sustainable, simple living, reverencing the land and all who have lived in this place before us.
Organic gardening, beekeeping, raising araucana chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, and caring for three goats and five alpacas are some ways that we are living in a mutually enhancing relationship with Earth and those who share this land with us. Fleece from the alpacas is used for spinning, weaving, knitting, and felting; manure from the alpacas, goats, rabbits, chickens, geese, and ducks is composted and used in the organic garden. Our bees pollinate both wild plants and garden crops. Extra garden produce is shared with those in need through Racine's North Side Food Pantry and Love and Charity.