Dust off your ruby slippers and click your heels. When it comes to restoring nature, there's no place like home. That’s the message of a new documentary "Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home."
It features seven nature-renewal initiatives where people landscape with nature—rather than in spite of it.
The film opens with a short introduction to ecosystem concepts by Douglas Tallamy, author of the popular, award-winning book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Timber Press, 2009). Tallamy also introduces each of the seven projects.
The documentary is the inspiration of Maryland-based Catherine Zimmerman, a filmmaker and landscape designer who hopes to one day see natural landscapes become the norm. Learn more about Zimmerman's work at The Meadow Project.
Connecticut College Arboretum is co-sponsoring four screenings in three locations this winter and spring, all free of charge:
Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mystic and Noank Library at 40 Library Street in Mystic.
Wednesday, March 1, 6 to 8 p.m., at New London Public Library, 63 Huntington Street.
Thursday, April 27, there will be two screenings at Colchester Library, 8 Linwood Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m.
See the complete review here at Zip06/The Day. (Note: The Day article states the wrong dates for Colchester. The screening is April 27.)
Download the print version of the review at the link below.