Film Screening: Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home
May 21, 2018 06:00
May 21, 2018 08:00
Dust off your ruby slippers and click your heels. When it comes to restoring nature, there's no place like home. That’s the message of a new documentary "Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home." Join us for a screening and discussion of the 90-minute environmental, educational documentary featuring seven nature-renewal initiatives where people landscape with nature—rather than in spite of it.
The film opens with a short introduction to ecosystem concepts by Douglas Tallamy, author of the popular, award-winning book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Timber Press, 2009). Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.
The documentary is the inspiration of Maryland-based Catherine Zimmerman, a filmmaker and landscape designer who hopes to one day see natural landscapes become the norm. Learn more about Zimmerman's work at The Meadow Project.
The film screening, popcorn, coffee and tea are free of charge. This is a Friend of the Library sponsored event.