Hometown Habitat

Stories of bringing nature home

"Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home", a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

"Hometown Habitat" features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes!

Director(s): Catherine Zimmerman
Actors: Steven Apfelbaum, Douglas Tallamy
Year: 2016
Duration: 90 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States

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Main topic(s): Human Potential Urbanization + Smart Cities
Secondary topics: biodiversity bees urban development wildlife
Mentions: Wild Ones native species invasive species nature wild flowers insects pollinators call to action service learning gardening urban landscaping landscaping food web rain garden storm water restoration million tree inititive wildscaping
Topic Page(s): Permaculture Urbanization + Smart Cities Human Potential

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