LHiNC’s Environmental & Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a Healthy Soils Demonstration at the Linden Hills Trolley Path off York Avenue on Sun., April 28th at 1:00 p.m.

This demonstration workshop will consist of a talk by Kassie Brown from Renaissance Soil on how to create healthy soils in your yard that will maximally absorb CO2 out of the atmosphere to help with climate change, while at the same time helping pollinators and the health of our lakes. This process also creates a yard that is more resistant to drought, as well as run off from heavy rains.

After the talk, attendees will be able to take home either biochar or enriched compost (your choice) to start creating healthy soil at home. You are also invited to stay and help Kassie and volunteers prepare the trolley path plot for the first stage of its transformation.

As part of this yearlong healthy soils initiative, Linden Hills has also selected a neighbor’s lawn that will be going through a healthy soil transformation. Please consider joining us as we learn about and implement this process on our yards together.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has unveiled new design proposals for Linden Hills Park, Waveland Triangle, Dell Park, Linden Hills Boulevard and the Trolley Path.

In order to give Linden Hills residents the opportunity to study the plans up close, ask questions and provide direct comments on these proposals, LHiNC is inviting all our residents to attend a community meeting:

New Park Design Community Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bremer, Downtown Linden Hills, 43rd & Sheridan

It will be a drop-in event, during which you can see all the designs, ask questions of MPRB staff and LHiNC board members and submit your comments. We will also provide snacks and drinks. Children are welcome – we’d like to hear their feedback, too!

View the proposals for Linden Hills parks and link to an online MRPB survey at www.lindenhills.org/help-shape-the-future-of-sw-minneapolis-parks/

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has unveiled new design proposals for Linden Hills Park, Waveland Triangle, Dell Park, Linden Hills Boulevard and the Trolley Path. MPRB has developed at least two design options for most parks and is now collecting public comment.

In order to give Linden Hills residents the opportunity to study the plans up close, ask questions and provide direct comments on these proposals, LHiNC is inviting all our residents to attend a community meeting:

New Park Design Community Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bremer, Downtown Linden Hills, 43rd & Sheridan

It will be a drop-in event, during which you can see all the designs, ask questions of MPRB staff and LHiNC board members and submit your comments. We will also provide snacks and drinks. Children are welcome – we’d like to hear their feedback, too!

View the proposals for Linden Hills parks and make comments online at www.lindenhills.org/help-shape-the-future-of-sw-minneapolis-parks/

LHiNC’s Environmental & Sustainability Committee is sponsoring a Healthy Soils Demonstration at the Linden Hills Trolley Path off York Avenue on Sun., April 28th at 1:00 p.m.

This demonstration workshop will consist of a talk by Kassie Brown from Renaissance Soil on how to create healthy soils in your yard that will maximally absorb CO2 out of the atmosphere to help with climate change, while at the same time helping pollinators and the health of our lakes. This process also creates a yard that is more resistant to drought, as well as run off from heavy rains.

After the talk, attendees will be able to take home either biochar or enriched compost (your choice) to start creating healthy soil at home. You are also invited to stay and help Kassie and volunteers prepare the trolley path plot for the first stage of its transformation.

As part of this yearlong healthy soils initiative, Linden Hills has also selected a neighbor’s lawn that will be going through a healthy soil transformation; we will also be reporting on its progress throughout the year. Please consider joining us as we learn about and implement this process on our yards together.

Come join us for the 45th Annual Linden Hills Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 11am to 4pm at Linden Hills Park.

The festival will feature the traditional Bike Parade kick-off (11am), the bandstand featuring local musicians, delicious local food vendors, the new Beer Garden, amazing Silent Auction prizes, the arts and vendor marketplace, kids games, crafts & face painting, bounce houses/inflatables, used book sale, yoga and more.

The Linden Hills Farmers Market will also be joining the festivities again this year. The Farmers Market featuring 50 vendors will be set up at Linden Hills Park from 9am-1pm on Festival Day. It will then return to Settergren’s parking lot on 43rd Street for the rest of the season.

How you can get involved>>

All are welcome!

The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at Linden Hills Park, 3100 w. 43rd St (W. 43rd St & Xerxes Ave S). Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. All LHiNC meetings and events are accessible. Requests for accommodation are welcome. Please make requests at least ten days in advance by calling 612-926-2906.

More about the LHiNC Board>>

 

Meetings: Typically on the third Tuesday of the month at Bremer Linden Hills, which is located at 4278 Sheridan Ave S.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report in Fall 2018 that outlined the dire consequences that will accompany the failure to act on the climate crisis. The Environment & Sustainability Committee seeks to do our small part by protecting the environment, educating our neighbors on actions we can all take, and reducing our collective footprint by integrating environmentally sustainable policies and programs into the fabric of Linden Hills that balance the priorities of responsible environmental stewardship, economic development, and quality of life.

Our Committee has a history of being a leader in the City of Minneapolis when it comes to tackling environmental issues. Just as we have led in the past, we know that Linden Hills has the people and the resources to continue our leadership role moving forward. That’s why we invite each and every one of our neighbors to join our Committee and share your ideas as to how we can truly make a difference.

The committee works to:

  • Educate individuals and groups who live, work and play in the area about the effects of their actions on the environment and their importance as stewards of our planet’s resources.
  • Serve as a source of information and a forum for discussion on environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Identify actions needed now and in the future that will help ensure the quality of the neighborhood’s natural resources, including air, soil, and water.
  • Advocate specific policy changes and actions at the neighborhood, Southwest community and City levels that will protect and enhance the environment.
  • Create, maintain, preserve and protect green spaces, gardens and a healthy urban forest in Linden Hills.

Committee projects include:

  • Residential Solar – Info sessions for those interested in solar.
  • Protect our Waterways: Help Keep Leaves Out of the Street!
  • William Berry Woods – Neighborhood cleanup days

If you’re interested in joining the committee, please reach out.

The Zoning & Housing Committee is comprised of LHiNC board and community members; it addresses all types of zoning and housing issues that affect the neighborhood including, but not limited to, construction, heritage preservation, teardowns, land use, city statutes, and ongoing concerns of neighbors living in both single and multiplex residences.

The Zoning Committee typically meets the third Monday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday) from 7-9 p.m. at Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W. 43rd St.

For more information about the Zoning & Housing Committee, please visit: www.lindenhills.org/zoning

The Zoning & Housing Committee is comprised of LHiNC board and community members; it addresses all types of zoning and housing issues that affect the neighborhood including, but not limited to, construction, heritage preservation, teardowns, land use, city statutes, and ongoing concerns of neighbors living in both single and multiplex residences.

The Zoning Committee typically meets the third Monday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday) from 7-9 p.m. at Linden Hills Recreation Center, 3100 W. 43rd St.

For more information about the Zoning & Housing Committee, please visit: www.lindenhills.org/zoning

Don’t miss this annual winter celebration on the ice! Enjoy the spectacle of large kites flying above Lake Harriet. Bring or buy your own kite to fly. Enjoy bonfires, s’mores, ice fishing, snowshoeing, winter nature walks and more. Food and refreshments will be offered for sale. Hope to see you there!