Sunday, March 29, 2015

Completely sustainable local company seeks to sustain the city’s beauty

From page A1 | August 15, 2013 |

Pedal Powered Landscaping, a sustainable local business founded by Evan Ware, is embarking on a crusade to beautify the city of Davis.

Ware said his company aims to spruce up sites around the community, including high traffic areas, abandoned parking lots, local public gardens and other unmaintained public landscaping eyesores. He noted that his company intends not only to add plants to various barren, boring areas, but also to perform cleanup in places, such as areas with overgrown weeds, that need a little TLC.

“We’re trying to create this iconic, beautiful city and there are parts of it that just don’t look that good,” Ware said. “We want to make it so Davis looks as pretty as it possibly can.”

One project involves the custom planting and beautification of a bare island at the intersection of Oak Avenue and Scripps Drive, near Davis High School. In an email, Ware identified this spot as a high traffic area. Pedal Powered Landscaping also will help maintain the Central Park Gardens, revamping the irrigation system and adding some finishing touches.

Yet another project involves cleaning up and beautifying the Wildhorse greenbelt, which sees lots of use by bicyclists and joggers.

“We feel that beautifying the areas that all the bikers and runners utilize will be a great opportunity to give back to the community, especially those who use bicycles as their main form of transport to get around town,” Ware said.

The beautification projects, Ware said, will be ongoing. He noted that they can’t take up all of the company’s time, but he and his employees plan to put in “a few hours there, half a day there” to help dress up the community.

“It’s a big project, but we’re chipping away at it,” Ware said.

He said inspiration for the project came from looking around the city and seeing areas that needed improvement. Noting that city workers have “a huge task of making the entire town look beautiful,” Pedal Powered Landscaping decided to lend a helping hand.

“We thought, ‘Why not try to step up and do the little things and clean up the edges of what they haven’t done perfectly?’ ” Ware said.

Pedal Powered Landscaping is a completely sustainable, locally powered, zero-emissions landscaping company founded by Ware after he graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in entrepreneurship. The company’s employees ride bicycles from job to job, and use bike carts to carry their tools.

Ware said he identified Pedal Powered Landscaping, and its projects, as part of a growing trend of people “becoming self-employed and impacting the world from their little microcosm.”

“The goal was not to use any petrol, any carbon-based gasoline and try to be the change you want to see in the world,” he said.



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