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 one of Minnesota’s earliest organic farms, 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.
Recent blog posts
Welcome to the first day of summer 2017! With our longest days happening yesterday and today, lets slow down, take a seat and observe all the life that is happening due to our sun. We have tons of foliage and blooms, fresh greens and bees, and sweet breezes and tasty berries. All of life on our planet is due to…Read more
For the last 4 years, we have housed honeybees on our rooftop. The 2 hives are owned and maintained by the honey bonbon company, Mademoiselle Miel. Although it was a very early spring start for most pollinators, our honeybees had a late start getting onto our rooftop this season. We were building a new deck to protect our roof from traffic on…Read more
Gorgeous weather welcomes us into the June month. Be sure to come to our Farmers’ Market Kick-off Ice Cream Social at the end of the month and take 1 or all of our classes! Class: “Tiny Diner Garden Tour” Date: Saturday June 3rd Time: 1:00-2:00 Description: What will the TD Gardens grow this year? Come take a tour see…Read more
Work at Tiny Diner
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