Hometown Habitat! A New Environmental Film

American Beauties is Proud to Sponsor the First Minute of this Important Documentary!

From By Peggy Anne Montgomery

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Catherine Zimmerman (The Meadow Project) has teamed up with Doug Tallamy and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to produce a new film on native plants called Hometown Habitat! This 90-minute documentary focuses on how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.  Entomologist Doug Tallamy provides the narrative and sounds the alarm about habitat and species loss. The message: “We can change the notion that humans are here and nature is some place else.  It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.  

 

Catherine Zimmerman (The Meadow Project) has teamed up with Doug Tallamy and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to produce a new film on native plants called Hometown Habitat! This 90-minute documentary focuses on how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.  Entomologist Doug Tallamy provides the narrative and sounds the alarm about habitat and species loss. The message: “We can change the notion that humans are here and nature is some place else.  It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.  

See Catherine’s interview with author/entomologist Doug Tallamy

  Would your company like to sponsor a minute? Make a tax deductible donation today!

 

“Donating funds to make this documentary film possible was the right thing to do.

It’s important work, and what better way to convey the message about native plants, pollinators and larval foods than by seeing the relationship first hand.

Surely, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movie is worth a million.”

- Steve Castorani Co-owner of American Beauties Native Plants

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“By sponsoring a minute of production, American Beauties becomes the first organization to support the making of Hometown Habitat. We are thrilled!  We can not travel to tell these inspiring habitat hero stories without the financial backing from organizations and individuals, who are dedicated to promoting native plants. Thanks American Beauties for helping us kick this off!”

 - Catherine Zimmerman

 

About The Author

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography, has over 30 years of experience in documentary filmmaking with an emphasis on education and environmental issues. Environmental videos of hers include global warming documentaries for CNN Presents and New York Times Television; Save Rainforests/Save Lives, Freshfarm Markets, Wildlife Without Borders: Connecting People and Nature in the Americas, and America’s Sustainable Garden: United States Botanic Garden.

 

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Contact: Peggy Anne Montgomery, Brand Manager, American Beauties Native Plants

651-208-1749, peggyanne@abnativeplants.com

 

Catherine Zimmerman, The Meadow Project

www.themeadowproject.com, catherine@themeadowproject.com, 301-754-1414

 

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council,

http://www.chesapeakelandscape.orgchair@chesapeakelanscape.org

 

 

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