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Current Status Regarding Future of Community Garden

Many have come forward to ask questions regarding the future of the Living Earth Community Garden located on the School Sisters of Notre Dame Good Counsel Campus.  We would like to thank all who have supported Living Earth Center and previously Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry throughout the years for their continued concern. We are working with SSND to do everything we can to keep the Community Garden at its current location while also reviewing options of moving the Garden to a different space.

While no decisions have been made, we can say with certainty that Living Earth Center was founded as a non-profit with a long term vision in mind.

Despite where we are physically rooted, Living Earth Center will continue to bring people together to share common ground in the Mankato and greater Earth Community. We are grateful for your continued support and patience as we navigate this incredibly challenging time with the School Sisters who also are facing transition within their own community.

Though this metamorphosis phase is heavy and hard for so many, we believe that where there is challenge, there is also opportunity. We are honored to continue carrying on the legacy and charism of the Sister’s who founded us in newly imagined and not yet known ways.

Organically yours,
Laura Peterson