Wild Ones, Linda and Dallas Howard, have turned their backyard, planted with native plants, into an oasis for pollinators and aquatic life.

Hometown Habitat Heroes

The Hometown Habitat crew has some great news! But 1st, a status update. Hard to believe we are already in mid-July. The crew is back out on the road to finish getting pick-up shots. Each story we travel to tell needs multiple visits to locations to tell the complete story. We revisited SE Florida to Read more…

Blooming soon! Amelanchier Canadensis (Serviceberry) Catherine B. Zimmerman

Spring Into Action!

    Spring is almost here and the Hometown Habitat crew is about to hit the road again to wrap up filming by the end of June. If you haven’t been following our journey, Hometown Habitat is a film that educates about the critical role native plants play in the survival and vitality of local Read more…

Since 2011, Todd Crail and his Toledo University, student army of Habitat Heros, have hand cleared invasive Buckthorn from Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve. Using only loppers and saws they helped restore 20 acres of prairie in by-monthly Department of Environmental Sciences Service Learning days.

Habitat Hero Update

The holidays are upon us and the Hometown Habitat team wants to express our gratitude to our followers and supporters! Educating people to include native plants in their landscapes is our mission. Whether it is city planning departments, town councils, churches, schools, landscape designers or individuals, people all over the country are embracing this important Read more…

Rebecca decided planting trees in Rebecca, one of the thousands of volunteers helping to make it possible to reach the planting goal of one million trees!

A Tree Grows in…

The light is fading as we cruise down Interstate 95, on our way home to Maryland, after a week of filming in New York City for Hometown Habitat. What an unexpected story we travel to tell of the growing tree canopy in New York City’s five boroughs. My imprinted image of the city is asphalt, Read more…

Hyssop. Hummingbird Heaven!  photo Catherine B. Zimmerman

Many Thanks Supporters!

On behalf of the Hometown Habitat film crew, Doug Tallamy and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, I want to recognize all the generous folks who have joined our team by donating their dollars.  As independent filmmakers, we can’t produce this important documentary without your help and support!  Thank you! One of our biggest donors is Read more…

Wild Center, Neenah, WI

35 Years of Wildness!

The Meadow Project has spent most of the post 4th of July weeks roaming around Wisconsin, visiting people and organizations we call Habitat Heroes. The Wild Ones Natural Landscapers was on our radar as one of the oldest organizations in the mid-west to have a mission of “promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through Read more…

Filming the children as they sweep the prairie to  explore the insect population.

Earth Partnership for Schools

Earth Partnership for Schools holds summer institutes for teachers, students and community members to learn how to make ecology more relevant in the classroom, home and hometown. We are visiting for two days to see how participants learn and grow and take these concepts home to their own communities.  Here we follow kids visiting a Read more…

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