Hometown Habitat is an educational documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. The film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native 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. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

Directed and produced by Catherine Zimmerman.


Discussion with filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman and Lisa Feldt, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, follows screening.


When: Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM

Where: Black Rock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874

Tickets: FREE. Register here.

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

2016 US 90 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Education
Topic: Climate Change, Sustainable Living