Time: June 18, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Public Media Common
Street: 3653 Olive Street
City/Town: St Louis
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Event Type: screening
Organized By: Missouri Prairie Foundation, Nine Network of Public Media,Roeslein
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2016
The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Nine Network invite you to a special event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Join us for a screening of Jens Jensen The Living Green at the Nine Network of Public Media in the Public Media Commons on Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Jensen recognized both the importance of conserving original ecosystems and the biodiversity they harbor, and the benefits of naturalistic landscape design in cities. Jensen's vision and life work are reflective of the work of the Missouri Prairie Foundation—to conserve original prairies and to promote native plants and native design through its Grow Native! program—and are an inspiration for young and old alike to take action. The film has been screened at sold-out venues across the country and abroad. Carey Lundin, the director of Jens Jensen The Living Green, will be present at the event to answer questions and interact with the screening audience. To preview the film click here.
The legendary landscape designer and public parks advocate Jens Jensen was one of the first in his profession to incorporate native plants in landscape design. Jensen also was instrumental in the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, part of the National Park System.
This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of sponsor Rudi Roeslein and his company, Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis. Prior to the screening, Mr. Roeslein will present a brief video that illustrates the vision he developed and is implementing to establish thousands of acres of diverse native prairie plantings in Missouri for bioenergy and simultaneously benefit rural communities, grassland wildlife, water quality, and carbon sequestration.
At the event, the Missouri Prairie Foundation and Roeslein Alternative Energy will have native plant information available for attendees and there will be an opportunity for attendees to interact with native plant advocates and professionals.