Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener – 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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Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener

June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Struggling to control pests in your gardens? Join us for a conversation with Professor Vera Krischik as she discusses tips to control insects in a sustainable, chemical-free way. Learn how to determine when to treat, what to look for before treatment, and alternatives to spraying. She will also compare organic methods and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for garden pests and bees. Vera has been studying pesticides impact on bees for many years and so will also discuss best practices for home gardeners to minimize negative effects on bees and local pollinators while controlling unwanted pests. Come with your questions! This is a free class but space is limited! RSVP to 

Vera Krischik has been a professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Entomology for the past twenty years. She served as the Integrated Pest Management Coordinator for the USDA and is the author of three books. She is the director of Center for Sustainable Urban Ecosystems (CUES), an organization that promotes natural resource management. In her work, she has partnered with dozens of environmental and governmental organizations for outreach and research programs. 


June 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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