Jens Jensen: Harmonious World

Jens Jensen: Harmonious World

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Sarah Coffey
Jun 2, 2008

When we posted photos of Humboldt Park the other day, AT reader Carey linked to a documentary she's making about Jens Jensen, designer of Humboldt and other west side Chicago parks (including Garfield Park Conservatory, shown above). As one of the first 20th century ecologists, Jensen introduced native landscaping to Chicago long before it was considered eco-friendly. We watched a preview, and the film looks great! See a clip below.

Currently in production, Jens Jensen: Harmonious World is an hour-long television documentary that, according to its makers, "reveals the beginnings of the movement to set aside green spaces." For more information, to see clips, or to donate to the film, click here.

Photo: puroticorico, creative commons

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