Kim Smith is an award winning landscape designer, documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, author, and illustrator.
Documentary release February 2020 Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.
In October 2018, Kim was interviewed by the BBC and PBS for her work in documenting the Monarch Butterflies. She worked with the show’s producers in writing and creating the story, providing film footage from her forthcoming film for the BBC produced show “Autumnwatch: New England.”
In April 2018 Kim was honored to receive the Salem State University “Friend of the Earth Award” and to give the keynote address for the University’s Earth Day Weeks events program. In 2017 she was named an Essex National Heritage Trailblazer and became an Essex Heritage Commissioner in recognition of her work connecting people to place.
Kim Smith Designs is her landscape and interior design firm. In conjunction with Cambridge Seven Associates architectural firm, Kim designed the award-winning Gloucester HarborWalk Butterfly gardens.* She specializes in creating pollinator habitat gardens utilizing primarily North American native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and vines.
Her book on landscape design, which she both wrote and illustrated, was published by David R. Godine, Boston.
She is currently creating documentaries about the Monarch Butterfly and Piping Plover. She recently raised $36,000.00 to complete which was created for the Berkshire Museum, and have won critical acclaim. Her 45-minute documentary is an inspirational story that both teaches about butterfly life cycles and reveals the connection between pollinators, plants, and the importance of conserving habitats., which is in the final stages of production and will premiere in February 2020. Her short films,
Kim is a daily contributor to the stellar community blog Good Morning Gloucester with a daily average readership of 60,000 viewers. For more information on Kim’s films and design projects follow her on Facebook and Instagram and visit her design and film websites.
For more information on Kim’s films and design projects follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit her design and film websites. Kim is a daily contributor to the stellar community blog Good Morning Gloucester.
For all inquiries, feel free to email Kim at email@example.com.
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For information about current public projects visit the Design Projects page, for information about lectures and workshops that Kim teaches and a schedule of upcoming events, visit the Programs and Events pages, and for information about current films visit the Short Films and Trailers page.
*Please note that the Gloucester HarborWalk Butterfly garden is no longer a butterfly and pollinator garden. The garden is now under the care of a local community gardening group and it is planted primarily with with tulips, daylilies, and non-native plants.
For more information about the forthcoming documentary about the Monarch Butterfly, visit the film’s website at Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. For more information about the documentary about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, visit the film’s website at Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. For more information about the The Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project, visit the film’s website here.