The 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 is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
Introduced by Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Associate Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and board member of Promoting Enduring Peace. She has studied in a Permaculture Design Course led by Steve Whitman (who appears in the film).
Her current research focuses on bees, including bee diversity in Connecticut, routes of pesticide exposure, pollination of pumpkin and winter squash, and planting flowers as resources for nectar and pollen for bees.