Join us at the One Earth Film Festival
The Living Green
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2 Pm to 4 PM
Triton College, River Grove
This award winning documentary portrays how Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860 1951) rose from street sweeper, to dean of landscape architecture, to pioneering conservationist in troubled, early Chicago. At great risk to his family, he battles corruption and unbridled industrial expansion to bring the living green into the wretched lives of Chicagos workers. Jensen leverages relationships with Frank Lloyd Wright, Julius Rosenwald, and Henry Ford to create a conservation fervor that stopped the steel mills from industrializing an entire Indiana shoreline.
Filmmaker Carey Lundin along with Shaun Spikes of The Student Conservation Association will be in attendance at the 3/8 screening.
Striking cinematography and an evocative soundtrack illuminate colorful witness from Prairie School architect Alfred Caldwell and an intensely reflective interview with Jensen. Today, Jensens story inspires we can stand up for bringing the living green in our neighborhoods and for protecting our natural lands from the threat of development.
Reserve your complimentary tickets and link to the Jens Jensen page on the OEFF website, here
Dig Right in Landscaping
Freyja Conrad, Senior Design Consultant
Dig Right In Landscaping
February 23, 2:30-4:30
Dominican Priory Campus, Room 259
7200 Division Street
River Forest, IL
Freyja Conrads presentation will include plant suggestions and maintenance needed to incorporate natives into our urban landscapes. Every homeowner can do a small amount to restore the environment one yard at a time, she says. An organic gardener from an early age, Freyja has more than 14 years experience working in residential gardens.
She has earned certification in Sustainable Landscape Design from the City of Chicago Department of Environments Center for Green Technology, completed the ILCA Institute of Design Seminar and is an educated member of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a non-profit organization promoting the greening of urban spaces.She has traveled extensively and studied landscapes throughout Europe and Central America to bring her love of plants, nature and design principles to residential landscapes in Chicagoland.