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Living Earth Center brings people of all traditions together to cultivate common ground and seek justice through education, encounter, and community agriculture.

Sharing Common Ground

Like a healthy ecosystem, we believe that everyone has something important and valuable to offer to our local and greater Earth community. We believe in bringing people with different backgrounds and strengths together to share common ground over food, learning and storytelling. We invite you to join us in celebrating nature's abundance and honoring our shared resilience and responsibility in the interconnection of everything. 

News and Updates

Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Abbess, was blessed with an astonishing array of talents. She was, among other things, a mystic, naturalist, visionary, and composer. She believed "foods of joy" revitalized us and helped preserve good health in every sphere - physical, spiritual, and psychological.

In the cookbook, From Saint Hildegard's Kitchen, chef Jany Fournier-Rosset has brought 175 of her recipes into the modern era. I have a deep love for Saint Hildegard and when I got this book a few years ago the first thing I had to make was from the "Saint Hildegard's Own Special Recipes" section - "Cookies that Bring Joy." They're similar to a spice cookie, not too sweet, the perfect companion with afternoon tea.

Plus, it is pretty darned cool to be baking cookies that were baked in the 12th century!

Last month LEC Staff met with students from Jefferson Elementary and Dakota Meadows Middle School to start tomato and pepper seeds. As part of our new Youth Gardening Initiative program called "Seed to Sauce," the students will follow the seeds from planting to harvesting, learning hands on about the importance of healthy food choices.

The seeds that the students planted have begun to sprout under the watchful eye of LEC staff and some well-placed grow lights. In May the students will plant the seedlings at the Community Farm...

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sunday, May 5, 2024
1:00 pm2:00 pm
170 Good Counsel Dr, Mankato, MN 56001
Mankato, AL 56001

Sunday, May 19, 2024
1:00 pm4:00 pm
20612 Indian Lake Road
Mankato, MN 56001

Thursday, June 20, 2024
5:30 pm7:00 pm
170 Good Counsel Dr, Mankato, MN 56001
Mankato, AL 56001