Bees and Seeds: In Our Hands – Tiny Diner

The Tiny Diner hosts various events, workshops and classes at our restaurant. These classes seek to introduce and extend our understanding about food, water, energy, health, and permaculture design techniques for our homes, businesses, and communities. Some of the topics include storm water management, rain gardening, straw bale gardening, basic botany, composting and vermiculture, beekeeping, mushroom production, and more. The classes will be free or low-cost. Please stay connected to our class calendar and make sure to sign-up for them as they become available.

Location: All events and classes will be held at Tiny Diner restaurant (1024 E. 38th Street, S. Minneapolis) unless noted otherwise.

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Bees and Seeds: In Our Hands

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come explore the relationship between bees and seeds with us! Co-taught by Erin Rupp of Pollinate MN and Koby Hagen of Seed Sages, this class will explore the co-evolution and current interdependence of bees and seeds, and how we can foster healthy existence for years to come. This class includes hands-on activities with bees (we’ll put on beekeeping suits and safely explore a working honey bee colony, and compare honey bees to our wild bees**) and flowers and seeds (we will be exploring shapes, sizes, and functions in the field, as well as collecting and sharing seeds for next year), a tour of Lily Springs Farm bee and seed plots, and some useful tips and resources to take home. Bring own lunch for 1pm, light snacks provided.

The rain date for this event is September 23rd. Cost of this workshop is $40 but scholarships are available. Reserve your tickets here:

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About Pollinate MN
Pollinate Minnesota is a pollinator education and advocacy organization, working toward a better Minnesota for pollinators and people.   We keep bees, and teach experiential, student-driven classes for youth and adults with our hives. We work toward pollinator friendly policies at the state and local level.

About Seed Sages

Seed Sages is an educational endeavor that is based in the Twin Cities and offers seed services in many regional areas throughout the midwest and beyond. We provide seed consultations, designs, trainings, and research for seed production. Our mission is to re-skill our garden and farm communities in the art of seed saving and breeding to strengthen the foundation of our local food systems: our seed systems.


September 16, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Lily Springs Farm
1930 60th Ave
Osceola, WI 54020
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