Watch native plant videos on your own then join us Thursday, March 16th, 6 pm on Zoom for a community conversation! Join HERE     

Join Mt Baker and West Seattle Meaningful Movies for a conversation about the movies INSECT APOCALYPSE and WHY LAWNS MUST DIE.  Watch these two short videos on your own, in advance of our event, and then on January 27th, join us on Zoom for a community conversation about the films. We will be joined by climate activist and native plant hero, Andrea O’Ferrall, Chris Fuentes and Bibi Powell.  They will share tips on how to get rid of your grass, and suggestions for native, waterwise plant options.  Afterwards, join local Northwest plant enthusiasts for a discussion about what we can do to support a healthy environment in our neighborhoods and backyards.

INSECT APOCALYPSE tells of the alarming decline in insect populations that has been happening over the last 50 years.   It delves into what is causing it and how we can make a difference by planting native plants in our gardens.  The video features the renowned entomologist Doug Tallamy whose books include “Bringing Nature Home” and “Nature’s Best Hope.”

WHY LAWNS MUST DIE takes a look at the grass lawn’s history of class exploitation and settler colonialism and how that ties into the American lawn culture we see today. Also, the turfgrass lawn has a huge environmental impact. It’s the biggest crop in the United States by area and requires a massive amount of fossil fuels, fertilizer, and chemicals to upkeep. Ultimately, the grass lawn is exacerbating climate change and the climate crisis.

*Go to meaningful to see all upcoming movies.