Gardening For Life DVD


available from Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones

This DVD documentary of the 2008 KAWO conference presents award-winning author Douglas Tallamy’s keynote address “Gardening for Life.” He contends that if we want to preserve our wildlife, we must change the way we landscape our yards. Tallamy’s talk (with PowerPoint) is informative and inspiring, with a touch of humor.

Tallamy is professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. His ground-breaking book is Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.

The DVD also offers a panel discussion that tackles many key questions about native gardening. Southwest Michigan’s own experts offer insights on “Sharing Our Yards with Creatures Great and Small.” The panel features Steve Malcolm, chemical ecologist at WMU; Tracey Kast of the Kellogg Biological Station; and Tom and Nancy Small of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones.

The DVD is a fundraiser for the Nancy Cutbirth Small Memorial Fund for education on saving biodiversity. Purchase a copy for $5 at KAWO indoor programs, or send a check or money order for $5 plus $5 shipping & handling to Nancy Small Memorial Fund, PO Box 20324, Kalamazoo 49019.