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Monarch Food Cart Debuts in St. Louis

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Milkweed Dispersal Balloons by Jenny Kendler debut at Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

In response to the declining monarch butterfly population, resident artist Jenny Kendler debuted Milkweed Dispersal Balloons as part of the recent Marfa Dialogues / St. Louis series. The project, funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, generated… Read More >

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Managing highways

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Managing our highways for butterflies, not pesticides by Sylvia Fallon - May 8, 2014

With news that the number of monarch butterflies is plummeting due to the use of herbicides in agriculture, people have been looking for alternative habitats to restore the butterflies’ host plant, milkweed.  NRDC has partnered with Monarch Watch to help plantRead More >

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Bring Back Monarchs

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Bring Back the Monarchs! One ecologist’s plan to plant milkweed to save the popular pollinating butterfly. by Chip Taylor   • May 14, 2014

Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: “I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup-ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup herbicide (which I also… Read More >

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The Chicago Reader on NRDC Artist-in-Residence Jenny Kendler

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Natural Resources Defense Council and artist Jenny Kendler will bring “Milkweed Dispersal Balloons” to St. Louis for Marfa Dialogues. The project is a mobile food cart that will distribute milkweed seeds across the area, to strengthen the declining monarch butterfly population.

The Natural Selection of Jenny Kendler

Artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler makes complex work about the weird relationship… Read More >

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