Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

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| Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $FREE

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

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Presented with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery Countryside Alliance and The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (March 14-26).

Hometown Habitat is an educational documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. The film 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.

Director and producer Catherine Zimmerman will be onsite along with Lisa Feldt, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, for the introduction and a post-film Q&A discussion.

This screening will be General Admission and seating is first-come, first served. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Patron Services team by emailing info@blackrockcenter.org, or calling 240-912-1058. See our full list of ticketing policies here.

About Director & Producer Catherine Zimmerman:

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography, celebrates her 41st year as a documentary filmmaker, working primarily on education and environmental issues. Environmental videos of hers include global warming documentaries for CNN Presents and New York Times Television; Save Rainforests/Save Lives, Freshfarm Markets, Wildlife Without Borders: Connecting People and Nature in the Americas, and America’s Sustainable Garden: United States Botanic Garden.

Catherine is also a certified horticulturist and landscape designer based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) from the NOFA Organic Land Care Program and has designed and taught a course in organic landscaping for the USDA Graduate School Horticulture program.


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