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St. Paul – The Art of Healing and Resilience Through Permaculture

June 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 15, 2022

Local Thai worker or gardener keeping Marigold flower in field at northern of Thailand

*75 is the fee for all four sessions. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

In celebration of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the beginning of Minnesota’s planting season, the Minnesota Humanities Center is collaborating with The SEAD Project (Southeast Asian Diaspora) to provide a cohort interactive learning workshop series based on permaculture, a philosophy that integrates land, resources, people, culture, and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies—imitating systems in nature. This unique series was co-created by SEAD Project, Hindolo Pokawa of Midwest Farmers of Color, and Southeast Asian community healers.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Introduction to permaculture philosophy and Southeast Asian practices
  • Cross cultural shared knowledge on sustainable community building and living (individually and collectively)
  • Healing and connection through planting, storytelling, group reflection, and community meal sharing
  • Awareness of agricultural ecosystems
  • Gardening and nature tending skills

No prior gardening experience required.

Each session includes authentic Southeast Asian cuisine prepared from local vendors, materials and supplies.


Each session will be in-person. The first session will be held at The SEAD Project offices in North Minneapolis; remaining sessions will be held at the MHC Event Center (987 Ivy Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106). Space is limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Session One (SEAD Project offices)
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Session Two (MHC Event Center)
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Session Three (MHC Event Center)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Session Four (MHC Event Center)


Special Announcement from The SEAD Project for Southeast Asian Community Members:

Through The SEAD Project, limited stipends up to $200 per participant are available for Southeast Asian community members who attend all four sessions to help cover registration fee, childcare, transportation, or other barriers to participation. For more information regarding The SEAD Project stipends, please contact The SEAD Project program director Jessica Eckerstorfer at jessica@theseadproject.org.

For participants who don’t qualify for the stipend, MHC scholarships are available for Minnesota residents. Please contact Jessica Rust at jessica@mnhum.org.

Registration Questions: registrations@mnhum.org | MHC Cancellation Policy




June 1, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Minnesota Humanities Event Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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