Imagine a parkway designed for beauty and functionality; one that’s a gateway to your property, a habitat for local plant and bird species, AND a sponge that holds and cleanses precious water before it returns to the ocean.
When new parkway regulations were first presented to Culver City council in May 2013, Transition Culver City members decided this would be a perfect time to re-imagine our parkways. We wondered how parkway regs could match what we had already observed in our neighborhoods – parkways that were more than places to curb ones car or dog. Instead, we saw gathering places, native plant sanctuaries, and zen-like gardens.
We interviewed experts in the field of sustainable landscape, to harvest their knowledge. With the assistance of Flowtown Films, we decided to grow a parkway video.
We would like to thank the people and organizations who were involved in the making of this film:
Charles Herbertson – Director, Culver City Public Works http://www.culvercity.org/Government/Misc/GovernmentContacts.aspx
Patrick Reynolds – Culver City Parks Manager http://www.culvercity.org/Government/Misc/GovernmentContacts.aspx
S. Damian Skinner – Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations https://www.culvercity.org/Government/PublicWorks/EnvironmentalPrograms.aspx
Ray Olson – City of Ventura, Environmental Sustainability http://www.cityofventura.net/environmental
Pamela Burstler – G3 (Green Gardens Group) http://www.greengardensgroup.com/
Andy Lipkis – Tree People http://www.treepeople.org/
Shelley Luce – Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission http://www.smbrc.ca.gov/
Angel Taeger – LA Green Grounds http://lagreengrounds.org/
To see the Culver City Parkway Draft Ordinance: http://www.culvercity.org/sirepub/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=854&doctype=Agenda
And a special thank you to Vallier Hardy and ModMaN of Flowtown Films http://www.flowtownfilms.com/ without whom this video project would not have been possible!!!