GNPS is helping to spread the word about the importance of native plants in our yards and in nature by contributing to a new environmental film by Catherine Zimmerman that features Doug Tallamy, called Hometown Habitat. Watch a clip from the film and learn more about it here. You can see our sponsorship reflected at this website. The film’s theme is one that we at GNPS live by: “Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.”
The film is due to be released in late 2015 or early 2016. Our donation will enable us to show the film to Georgians before it can be widely seen by others. We will partner with other organizations so that these previews can be well-known events in both north and south Georgia. As one contributor to the film has said, “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.” We at the Georgia Native Plant Society have been heeding Doug Tallamy’s call for “bringing nature home” for two decades now. We look forward to inspiring others in Georgia and beyond to do the same by helping to make this film possible. If you would like, consider making a further donation at the website.