Culver City High School senior Emma Kurihara recently held a dedication ceremony for a new native plant garden adjacent to the Culver City Middle School library. At the ceremony, Emma dedicated the garden in memory of Sally Copeland, leader of Culver City Girl Scout troop 2155 for almost 10 years. Emma worked on her garden over the summer as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Jim Lamm, president of La Ballona Creek Renaissance, advised Emma on California native plants and their proper care. All 31 plants in the garden are native to California and promote environmental sustainability as well as restoration to the La Ballona Creek. The garden will attract native insects and birds and encourage water conservation. The project also included an information guide, available at the CCMS library, so that students can learn about the garden and watch it grow.