2015 Winter Workshop Schedule

Before the New Year begins take a gander at our 2015 winter workshop schedule. Plan some New Year’s Resolutions to learn a new skill of some kind – and fight those winter blues!

Workshops span from seed saving to winter story circles to landscaping for business owners! Check out descriptions below & RSVP!

Workshops span from seed saving to winter story circles to landscaping for business owners! Check out descriptions below & RSVP!

Winter Classes 2015

Location: All winter classes will be held at the Tiny Diner Farm office in the Farmhouse at 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN. 55406
Please RSVP at least 3 days in advance if you plan to attend a workshop/class. Teachers need to be prepared for the right amount of attendees. If you don’t RSVP, the class may be cancelled. Write to tinydinerfarm@gmail.com, with the class title in the subject heading.

JANUARY

Basics of Seed Saving
Mon. Jan 5th; 630-8pm
Fee: Sliding scale $5-$20
Save your garden seed. Learn the basics and revive tradition. Instructor Koby JH is founder of Seed Sages and trains beginning to advanced seed savers.

Functional Fungi; Introduction to mycology, fungal properties and community uses
Weds. Jan. 14th; 630-8pm
Fee: Sliding Fee $0-$10 (pay what you can)
Jump into the world of mycological concepts and uses. Topics range from fungal biology and ecology to bioremediation (mycoremediation) and other societal benefits provided by fungi. Instructor: Martin Gordon is an amateur mushroom cultivator working with the Tiny Diner Farm to produce fresh mushrooms locally year-round.

Insects We Like
Sat. Jan 17th; 12-1pm
Class Fee: $5/person
Explore the diversity of insects living in our neighborhoods.  Some information on Pollinators, and how some insects are water quality indicators, also the ecosystems created in our gardens/yards. Jessica Miller is a graduate of the University of MN with a masters in Entomology. Jen is also a Master Water Steward, a Happy Gardener and a nature enthusiast.

Screenprinting on the Cheap
Sat. Jan. 17th; 2-4pm
Fee: sliding scale $10-25
Learn the basics of screen printing and other forms of printmaking; what you need & what you don’t. Make some prints to take home! Bring fabric, tote bags, shirts, paper. A limited amount of paper & fabric will be available. Instructors:
Artists/farmers/craftsfolk Cody & Laura like to grow, draw, and make things. Collectively they have 7+years of screenprinting experience.

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation 101
Weds. Jan 28th; 630-8pm
Fee: Sliding $0-$15 (pay what you can)
Oyster Mushrooms are a great jumping off point into the wide world of mycology and cultivation concepts. These mushrooms can be easily grown in the home or garden using low tech methods and often from waste products such as spent coffee beans, cardboard, and even old clothes! The class will focus on simple but successful methods for cultivating oyster mushrooms on a small scale.

FEBRUARY

Insects We Like
Tues Feb. 3rd, 7-8pm
Fee: $5/person
Explore the diversity of insects living in our neighborhoods.  Some information on Pollinators, and how some insects are water quality indicators, also the ecosystems created in our gardens/yards. Jessica Miller is a graduate of the University of MN with a masters in Entomology. Jen is also a Master Water Steward, a Happy Gardener and a nature enthusiast.

What’s Up with Stormwater?
Weds. Feb. 4th, 6:30-8pm
Fee: Free
Do you know what the number one polluter of your watershed is? Find out how you can help to keep our waters clean. Louann Waddick is a Master Water Steward, an artist, and lives in Edina. She is also a member of the Edina Energy and Environment Commission.

Simple Indoor Composting: Vermiculture
Thur. Feb.12th; 6:30-8pm
Fee: Donations Welcome
Got food scraps that you don’t want to go to the landfill? Come to find out how to create your own rich compost with vermiculture! Tiny Diner Farm staff Martin Gordon and Koby JH will create some vermibins for the farm while showing you the ropes.

Functional Fungi; Introduction to mycology, fungal properties and community uses
Mon. Feb. 16th; 630-8pm
Fee: Sliding Fee $0-$10 (pay what you can)
Jump into the world of mycological concepts and uses. Topics range from fungal biology and ecology to bioremediation (mycoremediation) and other societal benefits provided by fungi. Instructor: Martin Gordon is an amateur mushroom cultivator working with the Tiny Diner Farm to produce fresh mushrooms locally year-round.

Winter Story Circles
Weds. Feb. 18th; 630-830pm
Fee: FREE
Winter Story Circles is a cozy time to share and understand winter survival, winter outdoors or indoors, fairy tales, etc.  Anything to gather us & cheer us up about winter! Hot cocoa and tea provided. Instructor Susan Armington is an artist, leading story circles about Rivers with River Stories. Check out her work: http://www.susanarmington.com.

All-Around Balance: Kinesiology for a healthy mind, body and spirit
Sat. Feb. 21st ; 2-4pm
Fee: Donations welcome
Learn how to use kinesiology to gain balance in their physical, mental and spiritual lives. Edward Leshin leads workshops on healthy living and balance.

Cozy Crocheting
Sun. Feb. 22nd; 1230-2pm
Fee: Donation
Learn the simple rules of crocheting. Make your own blankets for cold seasons. Bring your own yarn, crochet needles, and patterns. Warm beverages provided. Cindy Hagen has been crocheting afghans for 10+ years.

MARCH

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation 101
Thurs. Mar. 5th; 630-8pm
Fee: Sliding $0-$15 (pay what you can)
Oyster Mushrooms are a great jumping off point into the wide world of mycology and cultivation concepts. These mushrooms can be easily grown in the home or garden using low tech methods and often from waste products such as spent coffee beans, cardboard, and even old clothes! The class will focus on simple but successful methods for cultivating oyster mushrooms on a small scale.

Winter Story Circles
Thur. Mar. 19th; 630-830pm
Fee: FREE
Winter Story Circles is a cozy time to share and understand winter survival, winter outdoors or indoors, fairy tales, etc.  Anything to gather us & cheer us up about winter! Hot cocoa and tea provided. Instructor Susan Armington is an artist, leading story circles about Rivers with River Stories. Check out her work: http://www.susanarmington.com.

One-On-One: Professional Landscape Advice for Your Small Business
Weds. Mar. 25th; 11am – 1pm
Class Fee: Free

Solve water problems on your property while reducing your monthly stormwater fee.  Attend this open house to discuss stormwater management and landscape design with a Landscape Architect.  We’ll provide recommendations regarding funding and applying for stormwater credits from the City of Minneapolis as well.  Food and beverages provided. Metro Blooms, a nonprofit in Minneapolis that promotes, designs, installs and maintains landscapes with an ecological function, has been leading workshops since 2005 to educate more than 7,000 people throughout the  Twin  Cities area.

Bees & Seeds: 2-Part Course
RSVP is required by
Part 1: Thur. Mar. 26th: 6-8pm; Part 2: Tues Mar. 31st: 6-8pm
Fee: $35 for the series (Ask about scholarships opportunities)
Bees and seeds- what’s the connection?  Without one, in many cases, we wouldn’t have the other. Learn about seed and flower anatomy, morphologies, and bloom sequencing, as well as coevolution of flowers and bees; make seed bombs with pollinator seeds. We will also address MN policy connections related to pollinator health and seed sovereignty. Instructors Erin Rupp and Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen are excited to meld their expertise about bees and seeds: Erin works with bees and pollinator education throughout the Twin Cities, while Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen teaches about seeds and seed saving.

APRIL

Simple Indoor Composting: Vermiculture
Weds. Apr. 1st; 630-730pm
Fee: Donations Welcome
Got food scraps that you don’t want to go to the landfill? Come to find out how to create your own rich compost with vermiculture! Tiny Diner Farm staff Martin Gordon and Koby JH will create some vermibins for the farm while showing you the ropes.

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