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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 eco-system, 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 story-telling. 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

We are excited to announce that we have hired Jacob Bases as our new Digital Content Manager. We sat down with Jacob to learn a little more about him and what exciting plans he has for LEC!

LEC: Tell us a bit about yourself - who you are, how long you've been in the Mankato area, what else you're involved in work-wise and hobbies.

JB: My name is Jacob Bases, and I have been living in Mankato for ten years after returning home to be closer to my family. I've always had a passion for the outdoors, participating in hobbies such as mountain biking, hiking, birding, and photography. Additionally, I enjoy creating various types of music from programming synthesizers to playing Bass Guitar and Baritone Ukulele...

Our 2023 Give to Grow Mankato Campaign finished strong with a total of $27,139 raised to support our Community Food Connection Program!

A huge thank you to our generous Living Earth Center community. As a small nonprofit, every donation makes a difference and we could not operate without the support from each and every one of you.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Saturday, October 7, 2023
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Blue Earth Community Farm 20612 Indian Lake Rd, Mankato, MN 56001

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
6:00 pm7:30 pm
LocAle Brewing Company 228 Poplar St, Mankato, MN 56001

Saturday, November 4, 2023
8:30 am3:30 pm
MNSU Centennial Union Room 253
Mankato, MN 56001

Thursday, December 21, 2023
6:00 pm7:30 pm
Living Earth Center Community Garden