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Why Support Hometown Habitat?

Making an environmental film like Hometown Habitat takes a lot of money. We were in production for 2 ½ years, traveling the country to profile habitat heroes and tell their inspiring stories. The price tag, $223,000. Filmmaking is a very expensive endeavor.

As an independent filmmaker, I have reached out for support from nurseries, native plant societies, master gardeners, environmental groups and individuals who believe native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Generally, these organizations don’t have the resources to put together an education project like this, yet all will benefit from the awareness this film brings to people everywhere. Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, is all about flipping the landscaping paradigm, turning people on to the power of native plants to provide ecosystem services and support for birds, bees, butterflies and wildlife.

Be part of this effort! Please make a gift to help us retire the remaining production costs.

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, North Creek Nurseries/American Beauties

Part of the mission of the University of Toledo Department of Environmental Science is to conduct research and education that addresses human impacts on the environment. Hometown Habitat represents one way that humans can positively impact the environment by increasing biodiversity, increasing carbon sequestration, and reducing storm water runoff. Contributing to this project was a way for me to put my money where my mouth is and I thought I’d invite the other faculty and a few members of my family and friends to join me. We look forward to screening the film! Jonathan Bossenbroek, Professor, University of Toledo

We at ClearWater Conservancy support Hometown Habitat because we believe that with robust native plants in our landscapes, we can support the food web from the bottom up, making our piece of the planet a better place for flora, fauna and people. ClearWater Conservancy

The Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is proud to be a supporter of this groundbreaking documentary! Plans are in the making on how use it to reach the new audiences that will awaken to the vital, sustainable importance that native plants can, and should, play in our planned landscapes. After all, this is what we live for! Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society

When Prairie Moon Nursery first learned of Hometown Habitat we knew, immediately, that it was something we needed to support. For over 30 years Prairie Moon has been a “native-only” nursery providing non-cultivar and insecticide free plants and seed. We believe that educating the public about the science of why we need native plants is essential and that is, clearly, the shared mission and message of Hometown Habitat! Bill Carter, President, Prairie Moon Nursery

The Connecticut College Arboretum has been promoting the use of native plants in landscaping since 1931. The idea that people need to bring native species and ecological processes into all their gardening and landscaping activities is fundamental to preserving the environmental infrastructure that supports all life on Earth. Let’s hope this movie reaches well beyond the already converted. Glenn Dreyer, Director of the Connecticut College Arboretum

BE PART OF THIS EFFORT! 
Please make a gift to help us retire
the remaining production costs.

Or send a check to:
Matrix Media Press
PO Box 414
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

GOAL COUNTER

$162,430.00pledged of $223,000 goal

Special thanks to Sponsors of $500 and More

 
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