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Friday, June 21, 2019
5:00 pm9:00 pm
Living Earth Community Garden, Big Red Barn, 170 Good Counsel Dr. Mankato, MN 56001
Summer Solstice at the Big Red Barn

After taking a few years off, the Summer Solstice Celebration is back at Living Earth Center! We hope you will join us for our party in the garden!

Solstice Schedule:
5:30:
Registration/Check-In

6:00-8:00:
Music by Mankato's own fabulous Kaleb Braun-Schulz
Picnic Dinner (dinner provided - bring your own blanket and/or lawn chairs) (some table seating available)
Lawn Games
Children's Crafts

8:00-8:30
Solstice Reflection
Drum Circle (bring your own drum!)

8:30-9:00
Fire Dancing by Mankato's own amazing Wóhpe Fire Bellydance Troupe

Payment:
Admission is based on a sliding scale of $10-$100 donation per family. Please pay what you can. Nobody is turned away for inability to pay.

Registration:
Pre-Registration is requested

Parking is in Loyola High School Parking Lot

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
6:00 pm7:00 pm
Living Earth Community Garden, Big Red Barn, 170 Good Counsel Dr. 56001
Wild Edibles Workshop

People eat wild edibles for a number of reasons including as a legitimate way of economizing their food costs, as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and in rare situations they can be essential for survival. We will talk about some of the more recognizable plants growing in the area like the common dandelion which can be used in salads or even as a coffee-like beverage. Depending on the time of the year, there might be a chance to try a few wild edibles.

Parking: Please park in Loyola High School Parking Lot
Fee: $10 per participant (scholarships available upon request)
Registration: Pre-registration is preferred