NativeScape Marketplace and Film
“HOMETOWN HABITAT: STORIES OF BRINGING NATURE HOME”
Tuesday, March 7 4-9pm
West Palm Beach Waterfront
Flagler Drive & Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach
Find your place in Florida’s eco-future!
Be inspired! Create your sustainable home sanctuary!
Shop, purchase native plants, and learn from the vendors & exhibitors at this premier free event!
THE 90-MINUTE FILM BEGINS ON THE GREEN AT 6:30 – BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET
Did you know that native plants – once established – do not require the use of chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides to maintain their beauty? Or, that if planted in the proper place, do not require extra watering from our precious supply of potable water? Did you know that our native pollinators and birds generally prefer native plants for nectaring and seed?
Through its profile of 7 hometown habitat heroes, this film will help to answer these questions. The narrative thread of this 8-part documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are “here” and nature is “someplace else”.
For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and film crew traveled around the country to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. The goal will energize you – to build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.
This FREE event is sponsored by
Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society
City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
City of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority