Events Calendar

Saturday, June 12 2021

June 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am


Fee: $85/$80 for Lynden members/$50 for MBS members. Fee includes a juniper bonsai tree, all supplies, a one-year individual membership in the Milwaukee Bonsai Society (for non-members), and free registration for a repotting class (spring 2022).
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture.

In this hands-on workshop, members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will teach you the basic techniques of styling a juniper bonsai tree. We will also discuss proper care of your bonsai. As a new member of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, you will have access to knowledgeable members to help you care for your tree after the workshop. Your tree will need time to rest before moving to the next step: repotting. The cost of the repotting class, and a new pot, is included in the cost of this first workshop. The repotting class will be scheduled for spring 2022.

If you wish to document your tree’s progress, bring your camera. Bring an apron or wear appropriate clothing.

June 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Upcoming sessions:
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist for a session, call 414-446-8794.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

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