Cover Cropping for Urban Gardeners – 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.

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Cover Cropping for Urban Gardeners

May 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cover crops or green manure is an age old agriculture technique and there is good reason for this. This class will focus on basics of soil heath, case studies of cover crops, sourcing and management. Nick will also talk about cover cropping can work with other backyard carbon and poultry systems. You will leave feeling confident on how to integrate and manage cover crops into your garden for the longterm benefit of soil health. There is a $10 sliding scale for this class. No one will be turned away if unable to pay!

Teacher Information: Nick Schneider owes and operates Thrive Chef Works LLC, a personal chef and catering company. Next to cooking good food, growing good food is Nick’s equally vital passion. He sees growing healthy people as a parallel to growing healthy soil. His formal experience as a grower includes 3 years as market garden manager for former St. Paul urban Agriculture non-profit, Farm in the City, a summer teaching gardening classes for Gardening Matters, and a summer doing farm work in Italy through WWOOF. Nick also has maintained a local garden or two each year for the last 20 years. He regenerated and expanded a community orchard for Omega One ltd, a Minneapolis intentional community. Nick is a co-founder of the green space minded Mixed Precipitation Theatre Collaborative and has acted as the lead chef since its inception 10 years ago.


May 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tiny Diner
1024 E. 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN United States
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