We're excited about these special classes, talks, and events happening at the Wedge this spring! We'll be updating this page with new events as soon as we get them scheduled, so check back often. Come September we'll have more amazing events and food-centered classes. For now, these spring and summer events will get you thinking, eating, and gardening. Some events are free but you need to register to reserve your spot.
To register for a class, call Wedge Customer Service at 612-871-3993 or sign up at the Customer Service desk in store. Register early to ensure your spot. Please cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance to get your full-refund. Classes may be canceled by the Wedge or our instructors and you will be issued a full refund.
Small Electronics Recycling
Did you know that only 25 percent of electronics get recycled? Help us reduce the amount that end up in landfills. Local non-profit Tech Dump will be at the Wedge Wednesday, April 23 from 9am-5pm. Tech Dump provides resources and job training to economically disadvantaged adults here in the Twin Cities. We are collecting old laptops, cell-phones, tablets, chargers, and more! Whether they're functional or broken, ancient or new, cracked or in mint condition, we'll take it all! Working electronics will be fixed and sold while those long-past their expiration date will be broken down and recycled part by part. Learn more at Tech Dump's website
Every Thursday in the month of April, the Wedge will be recycling your corrugated cardboard for you! Bring in those moving and shipping boxes gathering dust in your house or garage from 12pm-5pm any Thursday in April.
Welcome to your Kitchen: Part 3
This three-part cooking series (in partnership with local gym Movement Minneapolis) features three hands-on classes designed to make you the master of your kitchen. The dynamic Chef Kate Moore will guide you through the basics of cooking and turn you into the boss of your sauce! Come ready to get your hands dirty preparing a great meal!
Part 1: Hello vegetables! Nice to meet you! Thursday, April 3 6:30-8:30pm. Wedge Classroom
Part 2: Hello protein! Nice to meet you! Thursday, April 17 6:30-8:30pm. Wedge Classroom
Part 3: The fast and the flexible. Learn strategies for quick meals that are easily adapted to match your palate! Thursday, May 1 6:30-8:30pm. Wedge Classroom.
Do you live in an apartment or condo, or don't have a yard in which to garden? Are you interested in growing your own vegetables and herbs, but are unsure of how to get started? Join us for an afternoon of container gardening! We'll talk about the basics of organic gardening in small spaces, and we'll even get our hands dirty. Using the wonderful vegetable and herb plants from Gardens of Eagan, and the fabulous local and organic potting soil from Cowsmos, you'll learn how to easily grow your own food on a budget. Plus, you will get to take home your own container with an herb that you planted yourself! Dirt-based class=kid friendly!
Love your hair: locally-made products for textured hair
The Wedge's Health and Body Care department has wonderful bulk items like mango butter, shea butter, and jojoba oil. But what do we do with them? Lavender and Sage are the next generation of local entrepreneurs and are using these clean, rich natural ingredients to develop textured hair and body care products that are free from petroleum and chemicals. Their new line of body butter, hair grease, and hair pudding are just that: fresh, clean, and amazing. Come here them talk about what it is like to make your own body care products using the Wedge's bulk section.
GO NUTS with Equal Exchange
In honor of World Fair Trade Day, Equal Exchange- a worker-owned co-op that trades with small farmer cooperatives- will proclaim the power of fair trade and introduce Equal Exchange's new GO NUTS! campaign. Equal Exchange's River Cook will talk about how cashews can generate power and dried fruit can be revolutionary. We'll sample EEs new nuts and dried fruit, as well as some favorites (read: chocolate!)
Getting Started with Gardening!
Have you always wanted to try gardening, but never knew where to get started? Are you interested in adding a vegetable garden to your yard, or joining a community garden? In our Getting Started with Gardening class, we'll be talking basics of getting started growing your first garden directly in the ground. We'll be talking compost and soil health, using raised beds, choosing the right plants for you, gardening on a budget, and even get some hands on experience with planting right here on the Wedge grounds. Plus everyone will get to take home an herb plant to use in your own garden. Dirt-based class=kid friendly! This class will happen outside at the Plant Sale and on the Wedge grounds!
Students should bring:
- Clothes that can get dirty!
- Optional: gardening gloves, trowel, hand fork, notebook and pencil.
Healthy Spring Salads
Come join local culinary educator Chef Kate Moore for an evening of "edutainment"! She will share some of her favorite flexible summer salad recipes with you, as well as sharing kitchen tips, tricks & stories from her checkered past. Menu will include options for GF & Vegan salads, as well as variations for salads through the seasons. Menu to include: Massaged kale salad with easy miso vinaigrette, basics of homemade dressings, Italian panzanella salad, and more. Don't forget to bring a mason jar for leftovers!
The Whole Soul Plan
Kathleen Johnson and her family have developed the Whole Soul Natural Food Plan to show people that anyone can eat well on a budget if you make it a priority for life and living. These simple recipes use organic, whole ingredients and are affordable for any income range. Come learn how to cook healthy and flavorful soul food favorites, and see the Whole Soul difference for yourself. Eating well doesn't mean cutting out all kinds of items from your diet, and as a matter of fact NEVER say DIET again! Whole Soul will bring family and friends together once more.