August and September Workshops

Each month we will feature workshops put on by folks in the community. Please read the descriptions thoroughly–RSVP’s are highly recommended and required for some workshops, there are two locations where workshops are held, and some workshops have a fee.

Interested in sharing your skills and know-how? We’d love to host your class, contact us for more information with the e-mail below.

To RSVP: Please send us an e-mail at tinydinerfarm@gmail.com with “RSVP Workshop” in the subject plus the name of the class. This lets us know how many people, if any, to expect. Thank you!

Locations:
Tiny Diner Restaurant – 1024 E 38th St, MPLS
The Farmhouse – 3957 42nd Ave. South, MPLS

AUGUST

Neighborhood Plant ID Walk

Gather for a group walk around the Tiny Diner Gardens and the surrounding neighborhood to identify plants and their uses.

Date & Time: Sat. Aug. 2nd & 16th 10am

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free (discounts for those who bring a good joke)

Instructor: Tiny Diner Farm Staff

Introduction to Mycology: Applications and Concepts

Jump into the world of mycological concepts and uses. Topics range from biology and ecology to bioremediation and other human uses of fungi.

Date & Time: Tues. Aug. 5th 6-7pm

Location: The Farmhouse

Cost: Sliding Fee $0-$20 (pay what you can)

Instructor: Martin Gordon is an emerging mushroom cultivator working with the Tiny Diner Farm to produce fresh oyster mushrooms.

Tour and Demonstration of Tiny Diner Innovations

Review and discuss water management practices at Tiny Diner, as well as other innovations.

Date & Time: Sat. Aug 9th time TBD

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free

Instructor: Bruce Jones, MWS & practicing architect.

Owning Your Stormwater: The Renter’s Guide

In order to manage stormwater and improve the water quality of our lakes and rivers, we have to change the way we use our land. But how do you help when you don’t own any land? This class, geared toward renters, will provide you with ideas for simple stormwater management projects that even your landlord can get behind.

Date & Time: Tues. Aug. 12th 6-7pm

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free

Instructor: Kristina Geiger is a Master Water Steward (MWS) trained to share knowledge about stormwater management practices. She rents in the Longfellow neighborhood.

(CANCELLED) Our Tiny Fence: Willow Fence Weaving (CANCELLED)

Join Kelly English in building a wattle fence out of native MN willow at TD. This 2-day hands-on workshop will include a brief history & character of our native MN shrub willow, and how-to install & weave a wattle fence.

*Participants need to bring garden gloves, safety glasses, garden pruners, knee pads, and plenty of brawn.*

Date & Time: Thur. Aug. 14 5:30-6:30pm & Sat. Aug. 16th 1-3pm

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: $20 – kids attend free with accompanying adult

Class size limit: 10 people

RSVP: tinydinerfarm@gmail.com

Instructor: CHEERIUP Thickets© are hand- made dwellings for all ages, woven with wild harvested Minnesota willow by Kelly English.

Rain Garden Design and Maintenance

Rain Gardens are one of the best water management practices to use in an effort to retain rain water on your property. This course is designed to give you the basic information behind planning,creating and/or maintaining a rain garden.

Date & Time: Sat. Aug. 23rd, 10-11am

Location: The Farmhouse

Cost: Free

Instructor: Roxanne Stuhr is trained as a Landscape Architect, is a certifed MWS and is the owner of True Nature Design, LLC. She emphasizes responsible environmental stewardship.

SEPTEMBER

(CANCELLED) Local & National Water Issues (CANCELLED)

Water is one of the most important resources in the world. Learn about water issues such as impaired waters, water shortages, fracking, and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Discover what you can do to affect these issues.

Date & Time: Sat. Sept. 6th 10-11am Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free

Instructor: Sue Tincher is a MWS – advocate for clean water, educator who teaches about clean water, and a source of accurate information on urban water issues. She lives in SW MPLS in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

Hops! Planting & Growing the Bitter Bine

Hops are better known by most drinkers as the bitter, bright favor they and in their favorite beers. Long before being boiled into this tasty libation, however, hops have a fascinating life as tough but elegant plants. Come learn more about the planting, cultivation, harvest, and history of these curious plants. Topics include historical uses, harvesting and drying techniques for hops.

Date & Time: Sat. Sept. 6th 5pm

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free

Instructor: Ben Boo is the co-founder and chief horticulturalist at Mighty Axe Hops and holds a degree in Horticulture from the UofMN.

Introduction to Mycology: Applications and Concepts

Jump into the world of mycological concepts and uses. Topics range from biology and ecology to bioremediation and other human uses of fungi.

Date & Time: Tues. Sept. 9th 6-7pm

Location: The Farmhouse

Cost: Sliding Fee $0-$20 (pay what you can)

Instructor: Martin Gordon is an emerging mushroom cultivator working with the Tiny Diner Farm to produce fresh oyster mushrooms.

Basics of Oyster Mushroom Growing

This class focuses on relatively easy and successful methods for cultivating oyster mushrooms on a small scale.

Date & Time: Sat. Sept. 13th 1-2pm

Location: The Farmhouse

Cost: Sliding Fee $5-$20 (pay what you can)

Instructor: Martin Gordon is an emerging mushroom cultivator working with the Tiny Diner Farm to produce fresh oyster mushrooms.

Watershed 101

This class will describe what a watershed is, how water moves in and through a watershed and how to go with the fow of caring for this resource.

Date & Time: Sat. Sept. 20th 10-11am

Location: Tiny Diner

Cost: Free

Instructors: Dave Stack is a graduate of the 2013 Master Water Steward Class and has lived in Minneapolis for 37 years. He enjoys swimming and kayaking in nearby water ways and wants this resource protected. Betsy Blume is a fellow graduate of the Master Steward Class of 2013. She also enjoys nearby water ways and hopes to share with others how to protect them.

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