Film event – “Hometown Habitat” February 11th

Wildlife habitat isn’t just wide open spaces and dense green forests. Habitat can be created almost anywhere. This free educational event features a screening of Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, the acclaimed film that shows homeowners, landowners and community leaders how to improve wildlife habitat and revitalize ecosystems right in their own backyards and neighborhoods.

The Hometown Habitat screening event will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Snow date is February 18, 2018.] Preregistration is not required, and no reservations or advance tickets will be made. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.

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 “Hometown Habitat” Screening Event is SPONSORED BY the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Habitat Partners© Program and the Piedmont Virginia Community College Horticulture and Environmental Club.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this Event and other Native Plant activities in Central Virginia, CONTACT Liz Sidamon-Eristoff, jeffvnps@gmail.com

RESOURCES ABOUT HABITAT AND NATIVE PLANTS:
• DGIF Habitat Partners© http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat

• Virginia Native Plant Society http://www.vnps.org

• PIEDMONT NATIVES – Plant Database http://www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/

• Plant Virginia Natives – Regional Plant Guides http://www.plantvirginianatives.org

• Bringing Nature Home – Native Gardening and Biodiversity (Doug Tallamy) http://www.bringingnaturehome.net

MANY THANKS TO LOCAL SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENT, WHICH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

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