That Place Where You Belong workshop


“You can’t know who you are until you know where you are.”
Wendell Berry

Rediscover the Cultural Garden on the bluff in downtown Saint Paul—-a place celebrating the wonder of nature and the diversity of the city.

“Joan is a passionate and engaging presenter and tour leader, with a deep knowledge of her subject.”
Stu Wilson, President, Fitzgerald in Saint Paul

Joan Mathison, guide, coach


Your guide will be Joan Mathison, writer, history nerd, pastry chef and community development professional certified in sustainability.  Learn more ABOUT JOAN >

Workshop Benefits:

•  Improve your health, opportunities and happiness

•  Learn to love where you live

• Support the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy


You Will Learn:

•  Every place has its story.

•  Exploring with French art of flaneuring

•  Your Third Place

•  Should you stay or should you go?

•  Importance of where you grew up


Pre-Registration Required. Book Now!


Saturday Mornings  9:30 – 11 am
at the Saint Paul Cultural Garden, 160 E. Kellogg Boulevard
Visit the downtown farmers market nearby 7am – 1 pm

Watch for Upcoming Workshop dates


includes journal & parks donation.

For a limited time only, register with a friend for $59


Pre-Registration for “That Place Where You Belong” workshop.
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Share the sense of wonder that an extraordinary place inspires. Have them experience our workshop. Support their life goals with an experienced and trusted advisor. Give them personal time with me to help plan and execute a successful move. Or to find new purpose as a place guide in their own community.

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