Most of you already know that native plants – once established – do not require the use of chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides to maintain their beauty. Or that they don’t require extra watering from our precious supply of potable water. Or that our native pollinators and birds generally prefer native plants for nectaring and seed.
But did you know that there is a small army of habitat heroes around the country helping to make sure everyone is in the know? If you did or didn’t, you will want to attend the premier showing of Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home featuring thoughout Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home.
The film is directed by Catherine Zimmerman. Its message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.
The film also features local Town of Grand Chute resident Donna VanBuecken and Green Bay resident Ned Dorff. Filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman toured the United States for over two years gathering stories to present in her inspiring film. Through the words of many local habitat stewards, her environmental documentary highlights the critical role native plants play in the survival of local ecosystems. Film trailer
Please plan to join us in viewing this uplifting film about some of today’s environmental heroes.
Urban & Suburban Meadows
Director Catherine Zimmerman is also the author of Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces. The book is an introduction to meadowscaping and encourages readers do away with pesticides, reduce lawn and return their land to beautiful, natural habitat for native plants and wildlife.