Our May calendar is set with tons of helpful spring classes and events at the Tiny Diner (1024 E. 38th Street Mpls, MN). Check them out.  If you have any questions or would like to request a specific workshop or teach one, please contact our Permaculture Education Coordinator Andrea Eger: andrea.e@tinydiner.com.


Buying Healthy, Safe Plants: 101

Tuesday May 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

Are the plants you buy from stores safe for you, your family and garden? Are they healthy plants? Some plants may have harmful chemicals like herbicides and insecticides, or pest infestations. Come learn the basics to purchase healthy and safe plants.

Instructors: Andrea Eger, TD Permaculture Education Coordinator, and Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen, TD Garden, Farm and Market Adviser, team up to provide an energetic hour of plant talk. With experience in greenhouse growing, urban and rural farm management, and transplant sourcing, they bring real-world tips and tons of energy to help you source healthy plants.


Pre-Planting Tiny Diner Tour

Thursday May 11th, 6:30-7:30pm

What will the TD Gardens grow this year? Come take a tour before we get our transplants in the ground. We will highlight planter designs and the crops that we are growing for our kitchen.

Instructor: Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen, TD Garden, Farm and Market Adviser, installed the TD Gardens since the beginning. With experience in rural and urban permaculture designs, and in farm production, she melds function with aesthetic and edible integrity. and would like to see it replicated throughout homes and businesses in the Twin Cities.


Wozupi Organic Plant Starter Sale 

Thursday May 18th, 5-8pm

Can’t wait to dig your hands in the summer soil? Neither can we.

The Tiny Diner Farmers Market is celebrating the start of the farmers’ market season by partnering up with Wozupi Tribal Gardens of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and their Organic Tribal Farm. Stop by Tiny Diner or order ahead online to purchase herb, vegetable, and fruit starter plants.

Are you a planner? So are we. And your garden will thank you for it – PRE-ORDER TO RESERVE your plant starts for sale for pick-up at Tiny Diner here: https://www.frankandernestfoods.com/wozupi-starts.

Wozupi is an organic farm committed to growing food in a way that nourishes the earth, the community, and people’s minds and bodies. Using environmentally-sustainable and fair labor practices, we grow vegetables, herbs and fruit, produce eggs, honey, and maple syrup, and provide educational, therapeutic, and fun opportunities at the farm and through community outreach. Our produce and eggs are USDA certified organic.

We are owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally-recognized, sovereign Indian tribe, located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Since opening in 2010, Wozupi, which means “garden” in the Dakota Language, has encompassed the tribe’s focus on being a good neighbor, good employer, and good steward of the earth.


Growing From Seed

Saturday May 20th, 2-3pm

Growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables from seed can seem difficult. But with a few good tips and some good seeds, it can be quite easy and fun. By starting from seeds, we can choose more diverse plant varieties than we find in at the stores.

RSVP required: Send and email with subject heading, “Growing From Seed” to Andrea Eger: andrea.e@tinydiner.com


Mulch 101

Tuesday May 30th, 630-730pm

What is mulch and why is it important for our gardens, farms, and potted plants? Come learn how to source, apply and work with mulch in your space. It will save you money, labor power, as well as make your plant healthier.