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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


LEC is honored that our Community Garden is home for the marigolds growing for Mankato's Day of the Dead Celebration in October. On Saturday, June 8th Day of the Dead Committee Members, other community members, and LEC staff and volunteers gathered to bless the seeds, plants, and land.

The ceremony was Indigenous Women-led and rooted in Mesoamerican Indigenous cultural practices. After the ceremony those in attendance planted...

School is officially out for the summer. Parents, the LEC Library has got you covered with our collection of kid's activity books. From cookbooks to outdoor activity books, there is something to keep all the kiddos entertained this summer!

We have a small but mighty assortment of books for kids of all ages. Stop by the library (at our office at 1603 N Riverfront Dr in Mankato) Monday - Thursday from 10am - 2pm, or email info@livingearthcentermn.org to schedule a time to visit. Enjoy some popcorn, do some coloring, check out a book or two, and discover new ways to get in touch with nature this summer!

Upcoming Events and Programs


Tuesday, July 23, 2024
8:00 pm10:00 pm
LEC Community Garden
170 Good Counsel Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
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