Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) will be featuring, among many other gardening focuses at their annual Garden Expo, Catherine Zimmerman’s newest video Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home.
“Now in its 24th year, this three-day event celebrates the latest trends in gardening, landscaping and edibles, and attracts more than 20,000 people from across the Midwest.” There are many workshops, demonstrations and topical presentations for attendees. It’s a good opportunity “to join other gardening enthusiasts to share ideas, gain inspiration and create something new.”
If you’re experiencing the winter doldrums, this is the perfect opportunity to get you revved up for digging in the dirt. (I don’t know about you, but I love diggin’ in the dirt! It’s the best therapy there is!)
Catherine’s film Hometown Habitat featuring Doug Tallamy will be shown Friday, February 10th at 6PM to be followed by a panel discussion at 7:30PM. Catherine Zimmerman along with Steve Apfelbaum of Applied Ecological Services, Ned Dorff of Wild Ones Green Bay and Alex Singer of Wild Ones Madison will be participants on the panel. Catherine’s film explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems.
If you’re in the area, stop by the Alliant Energy Center to participate in the Garden Expo. While there, plan to visit the Wild Ones Madison Chapter booth. They’ll have volunteers there to answer questions about native plants and why they are important in the scheme of things.
See also earlier post Hometown Habitat Update.