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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

Continuing our collaboration with Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, LEC is working with residents of Solace Apartments in St. Peter to revamp their community growing space.

Participating Residents will meet once a week with LEC Garden Manager Mal Murphy to convert the space into a food garden. Participants will each have their own plot, as well as a community plot with produce available for all residents.

We are honored and excited to go on this growing journey with the residents of Solace. Stay tuned for updates throughout the growing season!

Things have been hopping out at the BEC Community Farm this spring! Cold weather tolerant plants are in the ground and compost is being added to all the beds. None of this would be possible without the help of our community of volunteers!

Whether long-time or first-time volunteers, everyone who volunteers makes an impact. Our goal this year is to donate over 3,000 lbs of produce to community partners such as ECHO Food Shelf and Feeding Our Community Partners' Summer Food Program. It is the dedication of both our Farm Manager and our volunteers that will make this happen!

Upcoming Events and Programs

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