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Join us for a screening... our treat!

Individual Differences at Work sponsors  screenings of Hometown Habitat: Bringing Nature Home. 

This 90-minute environmental documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman, focuses on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. The inspirational stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping show how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

Individual Differences at Work Helping Ecosystems Thrive - inside and out! 

It is our pleasure to announce  that  Individual Differences at Work  is sponsoring screenings of Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home.  Individual Differences at Work founder Jean Stetz-Puchalski and fellow Fairfield County Master Gardener Carol Hamilton hosted a recent screening in Connecticut.  Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home is a 90-minute environmental documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman, that focuses on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Hometown Habitat uncovers the secret life of local plant and wildlife food webs many do not often get to see.  This screening served to provide inspiration  and the opportunity to learn about how to make a difference in our own landscapes and community gardens.  Missed it? Let us know and we will host another screening. Our treat!

Jean Stetz-Puchalski, Founder  and Managing Principal of Individual Differences at Work, not only works to cultivate leaders and grow organizations, she is passionate about observing and helping develop sustainable thriving ecosystems in nature.  Jean is an executive coach, assessment expert, and organizational development consultant inside Individual Differences at Work providing clients with a variety of supports and solutions to meet and align with individual, team, group, and organizational development needs when and where they are needed helping workplace ecosystems thrive. Outside of Individual Differences at Work, she is a beekeeper, Master Gardener and Master Composter who leads a Riparian Buffer Garden + Water Garden Outreach Project  with community partners,  groups of volunteers and interns in the Master Gardener program eager to learn about the biodiversity and systems at work in nature.   Funding this Connecticut screening offered the opportunity to share her passion for the work + resources she often turns to in order to learn and grow. One important resource has been Dr Doug Tallamy's Book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

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. The message? We have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of earth.

About our recent Connecticut screening on June 7th: Special Thanks to the Fairfield County UCONN Master Gardener Program for sharing this important film and to the Easton Library for sharing their venue. Additional thanks go out to our community partners who so graciously promoted and supported this event --yes, that's you  Easton Garden Club, Westport Farmers Market, Aspetuck Land Trust, Easton Conservation Commission, Easton Ag Commission and Easton Parks and Recreation!