Soil Life at Tiny Diner with Renaissance Soil – 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.

Some classes may require an RSVP and will state if you need to sign-up. If you don't RSVP, the class may be cancelled. Write to, with the class title in the subject heading.

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Soil Life at Tiny Diner with Renaissance Soil

July 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ever wonder what’s going on in the soil of your garden? This informative class will take you through the basics of soil microbes. To make things even more interesting, Renaissance Soil has taken samples of soil around Tiny Diner and will bring back images of the different life residing in the soil around the restaurant. Come learn about the results in this introduction to soil microbes class specifically focused on the Tiny Diner’s gardens. Suggested Donation $10-15. Scholarships are available! Email for scholarship requests or with questions.


About the instructor: Kassie Brown is the founder of Renaissance Soil, a Saint Paul-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting soil regeneration through education, outreach, and action opportunities. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Kassie has always been passionate about reconnecting people, food, and nature. After studying the soil food web in courses taught by leading soil microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham, Kassie decided to make the amazing complexity of life below ground her primary focus. Renaissance Soil analyzes the biology in soils and compost through direct microscopy and advocates for management practices that support these diverse ecosystems.  By engaging and inspiring people, Renaissance Soil aims to advance soil regeneration as a key tool in our work to address climate change, environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, and diet-related disease.



July 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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