A Growing Passion

Flowers and Floats - The Rose Parade #401

Thursday, December 28, 08:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: Pasadena California's annual Rose Parade is world famous for spectacular floats covered in petals, seeds, leaves, grasses, and bark. We follow a group of Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo college students who together design, build, and drive the Universities' 68th annual contribution to the float flotilla. We show the entire process, from concept to construction, decoration to operation. Along the way, we take a side trip to one of the dozen California flower growers who supply the project with more than 50, 000 flower stems. Viewers will see how the preparations involve hundreds of volunteers who handle each bloom individually as it is prepared and applied to the float. We get a birds eye view of the 44 floats as they roll down Colorado Boulevard, and afterwards, get up close to examine the details and work that goes into these masterpieces of floral artwork.


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Broadcast In: English