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Our 2022 Summer Programming:

 

Check below for more upcoming programming and LEC news:


Upcoming Events


Plant a Pizza Garden

Thursday, May 26, 2022
6:00 pm7:30 pm
LEC Community Garden
170 Good Counsel Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
US

Come plant in May, come back in August to make your own pizza!!

Plant a pizza garden this summer! In May we'll plant tomatoes, herbs, and veggies at the LEC community garden. In August come back and create your own pizza fresh from the garden to take home and bake for dinner.

Parents are welcome to join their child at no additional cost. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Class is two sessions, May 26th 6-7:15pm and August 25 5:30-6:45pm, your ticket price covers both classes!

Classes are offered on our tiered pricing scale:
Benefactor: $45
Sustainer: $22
Base: $15
Student/Reduced: $7
Free: $0

Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-a-pizza-garden-tickets-335419608077

Meet at the Big Red Barn. Park in Loyola High School parking lot across the street from the big red barn.

Eating with the Seasons: Making the Most of Local Foods

Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:00 pm7:30 pm
online via Zoom

Join Living Earth Center's Gardening Mentor Lynn Rozen to explore the tastes of the season!

Eating fresh local food is an easy way to cut down on both your budget AND your carbon footprint.

Farmer's markets are coming into full swing: now is a great time to eat and store food at its tastiest and most nutritious.

We'll learn when fruits and vegetables are in season and how to easily store them for winter.

This online class is offered on our tiered pricing scale:
Benefactor: $45
Sustainer: $22
Base: $15
Student/Reduced: $7
Free: $0

Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eating-with-the-seasons-making-the-most-of-local-foods-tickets-336611412797

Yoga in the Garden

Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:00 pm7:10 pm
Big Red Barn
170 Good Counsel Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
US

Connect to nature at the beautiful Living Earth Center Gardens in a relaxing gentle yoga class.

Join Lynn Rozen, a.k.a Garden Yoda, for an all-levels outdoor yoga class.

No previous yoga experience necessary. Bring a mat or towel.

Weather permitting.
Meet at the Big Red Barn. Park in Loyola High School parking lot across the street from the big red barn.

Classes are offered on our tiered pricing scale:
Benefactor: $45
Sustainer: $22
Base: $15
Student/Reduced: $7
Free: $0

Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-garden-tickets-345766325387


LEC News and Updates


LEC is pleased to announce that we have filled two new seasonal staff positions. The first is Sabrina Mercedes, our new Volunteer and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator. Sabrina will work closely with Farm Manager Abbey Dickhudt to organize volunteer opportunities (both individual and group) at the Community Farm.

The second is Madison Vandersee, our new Program Coordinator. Madison will work closely with Program Manager Amy Hunt to organize LEC's myriad summer programs. We are excited for the new energy and insight they will bring to Living Earth Center and are looking forward to working with them both.

LEC's Poet Laureate Esther Marcella Hoffmann has composed a poem for spring entitled "Is It Really Us, Spring?"

Click on title above to read the full poem.

Living Earth Center is excited to announce we have filled our two seasonal manager positions for the 2022 growing season. Mallory Murphy has been hired as our Community Garden Manager and Abbey Dickhudt has been hired as our Community Farm Manager. We are looking forward to working with both of them this garden season.