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Welcome to Tiny Diner

The Tiny Diner and Farm is a small place with big ideas. We believe it’s the little things that count, so we’re creating menus with as many local foods as we can, including the stuff we grow ourselves.
Every month we pay tribute to diner towns across the USA, exploring different ways to use our Midwestern bounty.We’re producing energy with our patio roof/solar array, increasing urban soil fertility, and creating a natural habitat for pollinators and urban wildlife in what’s basically our own backyard.

We’re partnering with the Permaculture Institute-Cold Climate (www.pricoldclimate.org) to present skill shares and permaculture design classes, and working a plot on Minnesota’s first organic farm, Garden Farme in Anoka County.The Tiny Diner showcases biointensive urban farming methods and efficient water use strategies through its edible gardens and rain water catchments systems. In partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate and Master Water Stewards of the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, visitors can see and read about small-scale installations like an edible perennial garden and rain water catchment techniques.

From its hardscape to its landscape, this Diner was designed to provide a renovated example of whole system design: low impact, educational, and tangibly tasty.

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Recent blog posts

August 2015 Events & Classes

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…

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Our Warre Hive

The Warre Hive (also known as the People’s Hive) was developed in France by Emile Warré (1867-1951). Warré developed the People’s Hive after experimenting with over 350 hives of various designs and types. It was his goal to find a hive system that was simple, natural, economical, and bee-friendly. He outlined the construction and operation of the hive in his book “Beekeeping for…

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Three’s Company

It’s true we’ve got a lot going on here at Tiny Diner. After a foundational 2014 Farmers Market managed by Farm Lead Emi Sogabe, we just launched our 2015 Farmers Market last Thursday. We were featured in the Small Business Revolution (a storytelling movement dedicated to honoring small business across the United States), and we were just awarded the Environmental…

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