Nature’s Best Hope

Wednesday, February 10th at 7 PM

Nature's Best HopeA free webinar presentation by entomologist and author, Dr. Doug Tallamy, hosted by APCC and The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth.

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can—and must—take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why WE OURSELVES, are “Nature’s Best Hope”. Doug Tallamy is author of “Bringing Nature Home-how you can sustain wildlife with native plants” and “Nature’s Best Hope”.

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APCC’s Winter Film Festival

APCC is pleased to offer the following documentary films for your online viewing at no cost. We hope these curated films will evoke a renewed awareness of our connection to nature and will provide hope and inspiration. Please share. See dates and registration particulars for each film.



INHABIT – a permaculture perspective

January 1st – 31st, 2021

Official Trailer (Vimeo)
Inhabit FilmJanuary 2021 is a time to look at life anew. Permaculture is agricultural practices and design that are based on the patterns and functions found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture in rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
Please register and receive the link to watch at your leisure, anytime during the month of January.

Our Favorite Free Films Anytime



Negotiating with Nature

Watch (Vimeo)

Gardening is a form of stewardship and as you will hear, gardens are a window on nature. As someone who has spent some 25 years in my garden, I’ve come to realize that the earth itself is a garden, and that we need all the help we can get, caring for it. -STEFAN VAN NORDEN, DIRECTOR & GARDENER

Runtime: 58 minutes



Tadpoles – The Big Little Migration

Watch (YouTube)

Nature documentary. A story by Maxwel Hohn.
Runtime: 8:41 minutes



Judi Dench: My Passion For Trees

Watch (YouTube)

BBC documentary. Judi Dench began planting trees in memory of loved ones years ago, a personal tradition the actress continues to this day.
Runtime: 57:52 minutes



The Last Bay Scallop?

Watch (Vimeo)

Bay scallops ones thrived in small harbors from Cape Cod Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Today they are commercially extinct, except for two harbors off Nantucket, Massachusetts. The culprit is declining water quality, which kills the eelgrass scallops need to survive.
Runtime: 31 minutes

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Event Archives

September 30, 2020 – APCC Annual Meeting

September 23, 2020 – Climate Conscious Landscapes – Hosted Virtually by Whelden Memorial Library

September 15, 2020 – Three Bays Stormwater Project Update – Hosted by the Cotuit Civic Association.

November 14, 2019 Landscaping for Resilience: Wrangling Rainwater
Hosted by Waquoit Bay Reserve
November 13, 2019 Expressions of the Brewster Flats
Hosted by Brewster Ladies Library
November 7, 2019 Landscaping for Resilience: All About the Trees
Hosted by Waquoit Bay Reserve
October 3, 2019 Horticulture Morning (October) – Rain Gardens with Kristin Andres, APCC Education & Outreach Director
Hosted by The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.
October 1, 2019 APCC’s Annual Meeting
September 18, 2019 Garden Talks: Landscaping with Native Plants with Kristin Andres, APCC Education & Outreach Director
Hosted by Barnstable Adult Community Center.
July 24, 2019 River and Bog Restoration Walking Tours
Childs River
July 16, 2019 River and Bog Restoration Walking Tours
Coonamessett River
July 13, 2019 The Prfct Yard
Transforming landscapes and minds, yard by yard.
July 11, 2019 Climate Change and Cape Cod: What Do We Know? What Do We Expect? What Should We Do?
Dr. John Holdren, former science advisor to President Obama, will speak at the Chatham Community Center.
June 20, 2019 Pollinators: What Do Bees Need?
How to Support Native Bees on Cape Cod.
May 16, 2019 Kill Your Lawn
Here’s a great way to improve your stewardship of your piece of Cape Cod.
April 18, 2019 Water for Oysters: Our Valuable Oysters
Following a showing of APCC’s video, “Water for Oysters”, there will be a panel discussion about the value of oysters.
April 4, 2019 Sea Level Rise: How Can We Adapt?
Second video in APCC’s Saving Paradise video series will be shown, followed by panel discussion on adapting to the impacts of climate change.
April 4, 2019 Landscaping for Resilience, talks at the Barnstable Senior Center
March 21, 2019 Friends of Herring River special program about Cape Cod wetland restoration projects.
March 14, 2019 First in the APCC’s video series will be shown. Following the video, speaker APCC’s executive director Andrew Gottlieb.
March 14, 2019 2019 Public Meetings to Review Selected Stormwater Projects
February 26 & 28, 2019 2019 Public Meetings to Review Selected Stormwater Projects