Sustainability advocate and filmmaker Kirsten Dirksen profiles Vancouver
It was a pleasant surprise to me when one summer morning a woman with a top notch video camera began recording my back alley, also known as Vancouver's first Country Lane. Filmmaker Kirsten Dirksen is a TV producer-turned-blogger-turned-ecogeek who, according to her bio, has transformed her life into an eco-experiment, documenting every endeavor.
Her interest in my neighbourhood piqued my own curiosity and we conducted an impromptu interview in the lane, talking about "thin parks" and laneway housing.
Dirksen now also writes at Huffington Post, and she sent me a note today that she had posted her videos from the Vancouver trip. The first one is about the Country Lane, and features a few words from me and Ken Nguyen from the City's Streets Design department. Ken's dressed for work, and I was ready for some gardening.