Building Long Term Soil Health with Cover Crops – 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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Building Long Term Soil Health with Cover Crops

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in building healthy soil in order to grow better fruits and vegetables? Cover cropping is a regenerative farming technique that is a powerful tool towards achieving vibrant soil health and many other ecosystem benefits in your garden. In this class we’ll show how these regenerative farming techniques are adapted for urban gardens. We go over specifics of species selection appropriate for our climate and show you a variety of management approaches. You’ll gain a confidence and an understanding of how and why to work with these crops. Each student will go home free sample seeds to try on their own garden.

Instructor Information: Nick Schneider owns Thrive Chef Works LLC, a personal chef and catering company. Next to cooking good food, growing good food is Nick’s equally vital passion. His growing experience includes 3 years as market garden manager for former St. Paul non-profit, Farm in the City, teaching gardening classes for Gardening Matters, and doing farm work in Italy through WWOOF. He regenerated and expanded a community orchard for Omega One ltd, a Minneapolis intentional community. Nick is also the co-founder of Mixed Precipitation Theatre Collaborative.


May 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm