Film Screening

"Hometown Habitat"
Hosted by NC State's Department of Landscape Architecture and the JC Raulston Arboretum

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home features renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D., whose research, books, and lectures on the use of nonnative plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Douglas says, "It doesn't have to, and shouldn't be that way."

butterfly on obedient plant

Producer/director, Catherine Zimmerman, and film crew spent two years traveling the country to visit hometown habitat heroes. Their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Doug Tallamy's vision by showing how humans and nature can coexist with mutual benefits.

Catherine Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in progress, that reawaken and redefine our relationship with nature. The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.

About the Film

Hometown Habitat is a two-disk set. Disk one plays the full 90-minute film. Disk two plays the film in chapters as a tool for targeted audiences such as congregations, homeowner associations, landscape designers, nurseries, city councils, parks and recreation divisions, and land developers. The chapters can also be incorporated into school lesson plans as prompts for environmental sustainability discussion and action.


The Basics – Douglas Tallamy
Ecosystem Services – Million Trees NYC
Water Conservation – Habitat Hero Program
Environmental Art Solutions – EcoArtists
Sustainable Practices – Redefining the Horticulture Industry
Restoration and Conservation Development – Steven Apfelbaum
Interfaith Environmental Movement – Sacred Grounds
Environmental Activism – Wild Ones

Advance registration is not available.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall, College of Design, NC State University
Free parking (excluding 24 hour reserved spots and others as designated) is available on NC State's campus beginning at 5:00 pm.