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17th Jun 2017
Free Movie: Hometown Habitat

Free Screening: Hometown Habitat

Saturday June 17 at 12:00 at the Renaissance Hotel

 Save Pollinators. Save Water. Save the Earth. Build an army of “habitat heroes.”


Did you 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? Did you know that our native pollinators and birds generally prefer native plants for nectaring and seed?


You are invited to attend a free showing of Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home on June 17th at 12:00 at The Renaissance Hotel in Asheville at 31 Woodfin St. Through its profile of 7 hometown habitat heroes, this film will help to answer these questions for you. The narrative thread of this 8-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 challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Tallamy says, “It doesn’t have to and shouldn’t be that way.”

For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and film crew traveled around the country to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. The goal will energize you to build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.

Carolina Native Nursery, along with American Beauties Native Plants, and the Renaissance Hotel are the proud sponsor of this showing.


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