Triton to feature “Hometown Habitat” During One Earth Film Fest
the fourth year in a row, Triton College will participate in the One Earth Film
Fest. This year, Triton will screen “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing
Nature Home” on Saturday March 4, at 2:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert M.
Collins Center (R Building) on Triton’s campus,located at 2000 Fifth Ave.,
One Earth Film Fest is “The Midwest’s premier environmental film festival,”
screening films at venues throughout the Chicago region March 3-12.
The OEFF films shown by Triton always have a gardening and
horticulture theme, in keeping with the college horticulture department’s
emphasis on sustainability in its curriculum. “Hometown Habitat” tells
the story of how native plants can be used not only to beautify private and
public gardens but also to help nurture our ecosystems, all the while providing
habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. The film starts with a
profile of Doug Tallamy, noted entomologist and author of the book “Bringing
Nature Home.” Tallamy is a leader in the conservation gardening movement and an
eloquent advocate for why every gardener should plant native flowers, trees and
shrubs. The film continues with visits to other “habitat heroes” and
their projects around the U.S., to make the appealing case for why native
plants belong in every garden.
inspiring film will be followed by remarks and Q & A session with the
film’s director, Catherine Zimmerman. Local “habitat heroes,” will also be on
hand, who can provide resources that will help interested viewers take action
in their own yards to become habitat heroes themselves.
The film is FREE to attend, there is a suggested donation of
$6. Visit http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/2017-films-az/ for