Straw Bale Gardening 101 – 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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Straw Bale Gardening 101

May 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this class we will cover all the basics of what you need to know about how to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables in straw bales! Straw bales are an easy way to expand your garden space, require very minimal weeding and are 100% compostable! In this introductory class you’ll learn how to prepare your bales for planting, fertilize, plant and much more! 

This class is $10 but sliding scale options are available! Please send an email to with questions or to reserve your space. RSVPs strongly encouraged!

Instructor Information: Trianna Houser has always enjoyed experimenting with different urban farming techniques and has been growing in straw bales for the last 3 years in the yard of her Powderhorn home. She received an Urban Farming Certificate from Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate. For this class, Trianna will be assisted by her daughter Terran who loves digging in the dirt as much as she does!  


May 25, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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