Grafting: The Art of Growing Organic Fruit – 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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Grafting: The Art of Growing Organic Fruit

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part 2: Grafting Fruit Trees
In this class you will learn the art & importance of grafting fruit trees and through hands-on experience. Optional $10 materials fee includes all grafting materials to take your own grafted & potted fruit tree home!

Series Description:
The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part seasonal workshop series exploring the cultivation of fruit trees, shrubs & other perennial edibles for our Northern climate. Each workshop in the series will focus on building skills to tend our plants with a Permacultural approach including Pruning, Propagation, Grafting, Planting, Design, Maintenance, Organic Pest/Disease Management, Harvest, Crop Swaps, Winter Clean-up & more. All experience levels welcome to get started growing food, share our collective successes, swap resilient & delicious plant varieties and celebrate the beautiful abundance of perennial food. ‘As they say, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is right now!’

Series Details:
The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part series. Although drop-ins are welcome, we encourage people to sign up for the whole series. Discounted rates for the whole series is $100 for 6 classes, drop-in days are $20 per day. Class dates are 3/11, 4/22, 5/6, 7/15, 8/5 and 9/9 from 2-4pm in the Tiny Diner garden.

**Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay! Scholarships available. Email for more information**

About the Teacher:
Cody Mastel is motivated by a constant fire of acquiring, mastering, & sharing skills that inspire others to learn through self-guided, hands-on experience. He helps facilitate learning throughout the Upper Midwest with organizations like Tiny Diner, MCTC, MPLS Community Ed & the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Cody is owner of Land by Hand and co-founder of Open Hearth Permaculture Education. He graduated from the U of MN College of Design, and is a certified Permaculture Designer & Educator. (


April 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm