Jens Jensen: The Living Green

Jens Jensen: The Living Green

This new local documentary traces the inspirational story of a penniless Danish immigrant who came to Chicago in the 1880s and became a champion of the environment. The pioneering landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860-1951) transformed the city with prairie-style parks and community gardens -– urban oases that fed the soul and the body. In a legendary career that combined art, architecture, and activism, Jensen helped save the Indiana Dunes and created unforgettable, natural public spaces for Chicago’s west side, including Humboldt, Douglas, and Columbus parks, as well as the Garfield Park Conservatory.

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