Hometown Habitat: Bring Nature Home!

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Date(s) - 02/11/18
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

PIedmont Virginia Community College


Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home is produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman and highlights community landscaping projects that use native plants to support local ecosystems (https://themeadowproject.com/). Based on the scientific research of Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of the acclaimed book Bringing Nature Home, the film includes interviews with Tallamy, who describes how native plants in our landscapes are crucial to sustaining insects, birds and other wildlife. Zimmerman will be in Charlottesville for the February 11 event to introduce the film, and selected segments will be shown.

Immediately following the screening will be a panel discussion by a great line-up of local experts, including landscape architect Kennon Williams, Gem Bingol of the Piedmont Environmental Council, and Devin Floyd of the Center for Urban Habitats.
Exhibits by local organizations that promote native plants and habitats will also be available, and free native plants will be given out as door prizes.

This free event is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Habitat Partners© Program, in partnership with the PVCC Community Garden Horticulture and Environmental Club. Supporting organizations include the Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS); Rivanna Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists; the Piedmont Master Gardeners; Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards; Rivanna Garden Club; and the Piedmont Environmental Council.

See more details about the event at
https://pvcchorticulture.wordpress.com/, or contact Liz Sidamon-Eristoff of VNPS, jeffvnps@gmail.com.

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