Mill Creek Homeowners Association

Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 (snow date Sunday, February 18, 2018)
Time: 2:00-5:00 PM (doors open at 1:30 PM with refreshments)
Location: The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Cost: .Free; seating is first-come, first-served

The Mill Creek Board is sharing information about the screening of this film, as it can be used as a resource for homeowners as they care for the natural habitats in our neighborhood.  From the PVCC Horticulture and Environmental Club webite, https://pvcchorticulture.wordpress.com/:

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.

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.

Event participants will receive a free copy of the Piedmont Native Plants Guide (one per family). 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

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