Elizabeth Pepin Silva | 2010 | 27 min.
2011 Official Selection
Slow the Flow: Make Your Landscape Act More Like a Sponge brings to life practices and projects that individuals and communities have created to steward our watersheds and slow down the flow of storm water, one of the largest contributors of pollution into our waterways. The film features a landscaper who shocks his neighbors by putting in native landscaping; a school district that goes green; and a non-profit which puts gardens in the city. The projects and approaches highlighted are very low-tech, cheap, and beautiful — making a good argument for kicking back and not raking the leaves or watering the lawn.