Events Calendar

Saturday, March 23 2024

March 23, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:30am

A Workshop with Danielle Bell


Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed.

It can quickly become overwhelming to convert your existing landscape into a pollinator haven. What native plants should I choose? How do I get rid of the grass? Where should I place my plantings so I don't upset my neighbors? This talk will provide you with the tools to design a native landscape plan and explain how to take those first steps toward implementing the plan and bringing your yard to life.

About Danielle Bell
While growing up in rural Wisconsin, Danielle Bell explored the natural world starting in the oak hickory woodland of her parents’ home. Later, working in the green industry and on large-scale restoration projects, she noticed the disconnect humans have with our landscapes, especially in the urban environment. Seeing a need for restoration on small urban properties, she began Native Roots, LLC to help homeowners incorporate native plants into their landscapes. She uses her experience from restoring native wetlands, prairies, and woodlands throughout southeastern Wisconsin to inspire her residential designs. Her passion is to restore sterile turf monocultures to healthy, sustainable, diverse habitats that both people and wildlife can enjoy. As part of helping homeowners create healthy, functional landscapes, she educates them on how to sustainably manage their property through invasive species monitoring and plant identification.

March 23, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Time Has Come, John W. Balsley

Exhibition on view March 9-June 8, 2024

Technically, Lynden is not an artist-run organization, but we operate a lot like one, placing artists at the center of all we do. Moreover, almost everyone who works here is an artist, musician, or dancer--and those that aren't actively practicing are makers. They paint, they carve (wood and mushrooms), they make ceramics and costumes and batik and empanadas, they write songs and take photographs and build puppets, they draw.

With the participation and support (material, practical, moral, and otherwise) of Kellen (Klassik) Abston, John W. Balsley, Willy Dintenfass, Anna Grosch, Emmanuel Guerra, Robert Kaleta, Patrick Kernan, Kim Khaira, Polly Morris, Open Kitchen (Rudy Medina & Alyx Christensen), Claudia Orjuela, Esther Portnoy, Sergio Salinas, and Jeremy Stepien.

We're planning some staff-led programming around the exhibition, including a wood carving gathering on International Sculpture Day (April 27) perhaps a bombazo, and so on.

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