The Council Ring shines as the signature piece in many gardens designed by Jens Jensen. Jensen was a mid-western garden designer/landscape architect in Chicago in the early- to- mid 1900s. He collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and began what is referred to as the “Prairie School of Landscape Architecture”. Our plan with the Greenwise Council Ring is to keep that legacy alive.
Jensen saw these stone circles as emblematic of the ancient spirit of the woods. He felt this spirit is the democratic equalization of responsibility and of honor. A group sitting on these stones gathers in a continuous circle. Therefore, there is no head of the table and no hierarchy. Instead there is a simple affirmation that all members of the community are important to it.
Greenwise carries on the spirit of the Council Ring as a place for an open exchange of ideas. More than just a blog page, the Greenwise Council Ring serves as a meeting place for conversation, discussion and enlightenment linking humanity and nature.