Good Earth Village is now offering Lunch and Learn opportunities.
Come enjoy a delicious meal, time with new and old friends, and an opportunity to learn from an expert on a variety of topics! No cost to attend, free will donation will be accepted.



When: Monday, November 18
Topic: Being a Norwegian Lutheran
Speaker: Pati Kachel

“Ya Sure, I’m a Norvegin Lutheran!” Professional traveling storyteller Pati Kachel delights audiences around the Midwest and beyond with her faith-based story productions. With over 40 original programs in her repertoire, this is one of most requested shows. With songs, humorous memories and family history she tells tales of her pioneer ancestor’s immigration from Norway to their Minnesota homestead. Do even Norwegian bachelor farmers love this show? “Ya sure, you betcha!”

Lunch and Learn Schedule
11:00 Registration and Fellowship at Log Lodge
11:30 Lunch
12:00-1:30 Speaker Presentation / Q & A


past events…


When: Monday, April 1 
Topic: Dog Sledding
Speaker: Damon Ramaker

Damon Ramaker is a SE MN native who lives near Fillmore, MN with his wife, 3 children and many dogs.  He has been training for 5 years in preparation to qualifying for the 2020 Iditarod Sled dog Race which is a 1,000 mile race across the most rugged parts of Alaska.  He is also an Emergency Department Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN and started the Deep Root Cause in 2018 which educates on sled dogs, mushing, winter activities, and intentional living.   

Visit for more information on the Deep Root Cause.


When: Monday, May 13 
Topic: Birding
Speaker: Al Batt

Al Batt writes columns for many newspapers, does weekly radio shows, writes syndicated cartoon strips, and authored the book, “A Life Gone to the Birds,” and is a columnist for “Bird Watcher’s Digest” and “Watching Backyard Birds.” He received the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union for birding and his mother thinks he’s a big deal. This and that. Birds and a Batt. Bird stories told by a birdbrain, naturally. Each bird has a story - what’s yours?

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When: Thursday, September 26
Topic: Minnesota Author
Speaker: Mindy Mejia

Mindy Mejia’s internationally acclaimed thrillers have been translated into over twenty languages. She’s the author of THE DRAGON KEEPER and EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, which was a People’s Best New Books Pick and listed in The Wall Street Journal’s Best New Mysteries. Her latest novel, the Barry Award nominated LEAVE NO TRACE, is on sale now. Find out more at