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Eastern Shore of Virginia Master Gardeners (ESVMG) present Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Homeon Arbor Day at the Historic Palace Theater in Cape Charles. $5 donation per person is requested. The first 50 filmgoers will receive a free native tree or shrub seedling.
The narrative thread of this eight-part documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D., whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy shares how important it is to incorporate nature into all landscaping endeavors instead of simply setting aside special areas or preserves for nature.
For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and her film crew traveled around the country, visiting hometown habitat heroes and filming their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman has shared these success stories and works-in-progress, which reawaken and redefine our relationship with nature. The message inspires-all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our personal patch of the Earth, and the goal energizes-all of us can help build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.