June 5, 2023

Award–Winning Environmental Documentary Presented at Belmont

For the second year, Gari Melchers Home and Studio will present a free community screening of an environmental film. This year’s featured presentation is the award-winning documentary Inhabit, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Pavilion.

The 92-minute film explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called “permaculture.”

Permaculture uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focusing mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the US, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices across rural, suburban and urban landscapes.

“Inhabit takes us on a tour of best practice permaculture: regenerative farms, suburban gardens, organic orchards, food forests, appropriate technology, inner city regeneration in the poorest of communities, commercial mushroom production, flood mitigation. . . It is a feast of practical information and a flowering of hitherto untold possibilities, showing us that we have the skills and knowledge to restore the earth and that it’s not only possible, it is already happening.” -Permaculture Magazine

Free admission. Contact: Joanna Catron at jcatron@umw.edu or 540-654-1841.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by the University of Mary Washington, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Virginia, a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge.

The Museum Shop is the official home of the Stafford County Visitor Center, where visitors can find information about Stafford County attractions, restaurants, hotels and other amenities.

For directions and hours of operation, call or visit the museum website at www.GariMelchers.org.