Hometown Habitat 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.
One of the featured stories is Million Trees NYC. Million Trees NYC- ( Ecosystem Services) It all started with studies that showed that the population of New York City would swell to one million more people by 2030. The Bloomberg administration took a very progressive, science-based approach to the issue and created PlaNYC a sustainability and resiliency blueprint for New York City. The Million TreesNYC campaign was just one of the 127 initiatives launched by PlaNYC to keep pace with the population projection.
Come learn how Transylvania County might protect itself from the impacts of invasive species and climate change by observing how others have met these challenges.