LEC, our Community Garden and the Community Farm were featured in a MPR news story that aired Friday, May 21st:
Just outside the School Sisters of Notre Dame convent in Mankato, buds of lettuce and cilantro are already beginning to poke up from the garden plots.
The two acres of gardens began three decades ago as a ministry of the nuns here, as a way to connect people with the environment and their community. They’ve since expanded into a nonprofit, called Living Earth Center, where that mission continues. This weekend, it’s about to expand once again — into a community farm.
“What happens when you’re actually out here and you grow it is that you also cultivate relationships,” said Laura Peterson, executive director of Living Earth Center. “You cultivate relationships with the land, you get in the dirt, you get dirty, you have sunshine, you have activity, but then you also have neighbors and those neighbors become friends.”
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