Bookshelf and Film Library

For education-related questions email [email protected]


WORC Chapter’s Recommended Resources
An in-depth book list compiled by the WORC Chapter Education Committee which includes:
• description of each book
• beginner or advanced level
• number of copies at Grand Rapids Public Library
• number of copies at Kent District Library
• download site/comments


Educational Films for Members

Our chapter has a library of informative films that are available for members to borrow.

To borrow a film email: [email protected]

Urban & Suburban MeadowsBringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces (DVD) – This film offers interviews by several experts in meadow and prairie establishment. Learn about design, site prep., planting and maintenance of these lawn alternatives.

Jens Jensen – The Living Green (DVD) – The history of how this famous Landscape Architect and pioneering conservationist used nature as his model and came to be known as the “Dean of the American Style” of garden design.

America’s Lost Landscape -Tall Grass Prairies (DVD) – This visually beautiful film explores the history of how our country’s Tallgrass Prairie disappeared in the early part of this century and outlines the efforts being taken to help restore this special ecosystem.

Toward Harmony with Nature (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy, a popular national speaker on the importance of native plants and their connection to the food chain and author of Bringing Nature Home, lectures on “The Value of Having Native Plants in Our Yards” and “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors.”

Gardening For LifeSharing Our Yards With Creatures Great & Small (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy lecture filmed at Kalamazoo Nature Center during a gardening for nature workshop held in 2008. A panel discussion follows the presentation.

Wild About Wildflowers (DVD) – This video was produced by National Wild Ones Center and provides information and advice on how to get started and maintain a native wildflower garden.