TD & Farm Happenings September 2015

September is another busy month at Tiny Diner & Farm.  If you’ve been following us at this blog for a while, thank you!  You may have noticed that we have not had as many postings here this summer- that is because we now contribute to the blog over at Tiny Diner.  Please follow us there to keep up to date with our happenings.

Please note there are two locations where events take place, the Farmhouse at 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406 and the Tiny Diner at 1024 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN 55407.

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS

Pop-up Farmstand at the Farmhouse

Tuesdays, July-September, 4pm-7pm

Location: Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

We will once again be selling a sampling of the produce that we grow at our urban farm onsite every Tuesday from 4pm-7pm.  If you haven’t been to the farm this year, now is a great time to stop by and see what we’ve got growing.

Volunteer at the Farm

Tuesdays, July-September, 4pm-7pm

Location: Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Join us for drop-in volunteer times to help out and learn about urban farming, permaculture and growing successes and challenges.

Tiny Diner Farmers’ Market
Thursday, June-September, 5pm-8pm
Location: Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th Street Mpls, MN 55407
Support our very local farmers and makers at our Farmers’ Market every Thursday in our parking lot. Get your Stamp-It card to fill with stamps from vendors and receive a gift card to the TD! We also have a snack shack, music, and local organizations with resources for you! What more could you ask for?

SINGLE EVENTS

Seed Sages Kickstarter

Wednesday, September 16th, 6pm-7:30pm

Location: The Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Come support and promote local seeds and diverse foods with Seed Sages. Our crowd-funding campaign will help build seed resource hubs and fund courses around seed preservation.

2 nd Annual Tomato Tasting

Thursday, September 24th, 5pm-8pm

Location: Tiny Diner during the Farmers Market

Cost: Free

In partnership with our local seed stewardship company, Seed Sages, we will have unique and colorful varieties of tomatoes for you to taste and vote on. All tomato varieties will be donated by local gardeners and farmers. Tomato Seed Saving demonstrations by Seed Sages will be happening every half an hour throughout the Tasting (530 & 630pm). This event is part of Seed Sages Fundraiser Campaign so come down and support local seed stewardship for all of us!

3rd Annual Tiny Diner Farm MinneHarvest Party

Saturday, September 26th, 4pm-7pm

Location: The Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Cost: Free

Join Tiny Diner Farm and Permaculture Research Institute in celebrating fall harvest at our third annual Minneharvest Party! Sample produce from the farm and see permaculture growing techniques in action. There will also be music, refreshments, activities and farm tours.

WORKSHOPS

Please RSVP at least 3 days in advance if you plan to attend by emailing tinydinerfarm@gmail.com, with “RSVP” and the class title in the subject heading.

September

Winter is Coming: Cold Climate Backyard Chickens

Tuesday, September 8th, 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN 55407

Cost: $10, scholarships available

Worried about the winter so you cull your flock in the fall? New to chickens and wondering how to handle Minnesota in January? This is NOT an introduction to chicken keeping class, it is assumed that attendees have had chickens for at least one season and want to keep a flock year round.  We’ll cover housing feeding water and other things to get you through the cold.  Rob Czernik of Powderhorn Feed Co. will present and facilitate a discussion. Leave confident you can keep chickens year round, even in Minnesota!

Permaculture Research Institute is hosting this class, please register through them: http://www.pricoldclimate.org/

Natural Deodorant Making

Saturday, September 12th, 10am-Noon

Location: Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Cost: Sliding fee $10-20

Learn how to make your own deodorant from scratch and know exactly what you’re putting on your body.

Instructor Kirsten Grohovsky is a holistic health professional and owner of Apothicare, Sustainably Minded Body Care, she is passionate about teaching people from all walks of life about the basics of holistic health philosophies so that they have the tools they need to improve their health and quality of life.

More Than a Logo: The Foundations of Comprehensive Storytelling

Tuesday, September 15th, 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN 55407

Cost: $15

When we think of the word brand, often a logo is one of the earliest images to come to mind. While a logo is an important first impression there are concepts less-often purported in initial talks in branding. The words you choose when talking about the organization, the tone in written text, and even the energy and body language of an organization’s staff all contribute to people’s impressions. In this course, we will lay the groundwork for comprehensive storytelling: a means of branding that looks at the visual, written, and performative aspects of an organization.

Permaculture Research Institute is hosting this class, please register through them: http://www.pricoldclimate.org/

Bees & Seeds

Tuesday, September 15th, 6pm-8pm and Tuesday, September 22, 6pm-8pm

Location: The Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Cost: $25-30 for the whole series
Join Erin Rupp of Pollinate MN and Koby JH of Seed Sages to learn how bees and seeds make the food world go round. Come attend this hands-on class and take part in supporting the bees and seeds in your community.  Class includes: flower and seed dissection, exploring pollination, honey bee focus and so much more!

This is a two part class:
part 1 Tuesday, September 15, 6pm-8pm
part 2 Tuesday, September 22, 6pm-8pm

Permaculture Bike Tour

Saturday, September 19th, 10am-2pm

Location: South Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Permaculture in the city, come tour urban permaculture sites around south Minneapolis. A business, house, community garden and others are featured in this 3-mile tour. Tour starts at 10 at the Tiny Diner Farmhouse at 3952 42nd Ave S. and ends at the Tiny Diner Restaurant. Snacks and samples provided along the way. RSVP and questions to wgregg11@yahoo.com

Pastured Rabbits Workshop
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN 55407
Cost: $15
Join Chubby Bunny Farm in a demonstration workshop of pasturizing small scale rabbits- in the city! The benefits of pastured rabbits include creating healthy soil and providing a natural lifestyle. Join us to learn more!
Permaculture Research Institute is hosting this class, please register through them: http://www.pricoldclimate.org/

Preparing Bees for Winter w/Mademoiselle Miel

Thursday, September 24th, 6pm (during the TD Farmers’ Market)

Location: Tiny Diner 1024 E. 38th Street, Mpls, MN 55407

Cost: Free

Join our TD beekeepers of Mademoiselle Miel, to learn about honey bees. This week, preparing bees for the winter. We’ll talk about what bees do in the winter and how we prepare them. We’ll also talk about cooking with honey and provide some great recipes (and samples).  This honeybee teaching will happen at 6pm but Mademoiselle Miel will have an info booth during the entire market from 5pm-8pm.

Rain Garden Design and Maintenance

Tuesday, September 29th, 7pm-8:30pm

Location: The Farmhouse, 3957 42nd Ave. S. Mpls, MN 55406

Cost: free

Rain Gardens are one of several 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.

Roxanne Stuhr is trained as a Landscape Architect, is a certified MN Nursery & Landscape Professional (CMNLP) and Master Water Steward (MWS), and is the owner of True Nature Design, LLC. She emphasizes responsible environmental stewardship, offering landscape design, installation and garden management services.

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