This spring, gardener and independent filmmaker Stefan van Norden will debut Negotiating with Nature (58 minutes), a film about our relationship with the natural world. Compelling and deeply human, the documentary examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives from many perspectives.

A premiere screening will be held at Arsenal Gallery in Central Park on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6:00pm. Seating is limited, therefore attendees must RSVP in advance. While admission to the screening is free, the film welcomes donations at all levels. A percentage of donations for the New York screening will go toward Natural Areas Conservancy. Following the screening, the filmmaker will be in discussion with Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, NYC Parks + Recreation Commissioner.


Negotiating with Nature is scheduled to air on Vermont PBS this summer. Please check the film website for updates. Click here to view the trailer. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using hashtags #bringnaturehome #greenercities