Since we recently began this project we have had many discussions about what our goals are and how we hope to share our passions and those of our community through Culture and Greens. Having been travelling back and fourth between Canada and South America since 2010 our separate and shared experiences have continued to come together and manifest, and now here in the Niagara Region we are planting roots(both literally and metaphorically)
We choose Niagara for a few reasons; firstly my family is here and this is where I was raised before moving to Toronto, and then heading to South America. I feel I have a strong connection to Niagara, many memories a lot of which being positive and countless including nature. I feel grateful for this place that helped shaped the person I am today. Secondly both my husband and I craved to be surrounded by nature and community, and Niagara provides that through it’s beautiful parks, community gardens and outdoor spaces.
Before moving here we had an established piece of land in Venezuela where we planted our heirloom tomatoes as well as other vegetables and practiced self sustaining living techniques. It was a beautiful time but due to the instability and insecurity of Venezuela we made the decision to move to Canada. It wasn’t an easy one but it’s been a great experience for learning and growth coming back to Canada. It wasn’t until 2014 when I was able to share this place with my now husband and now that we are here together we are taking in all of the beauty of our community, continuing to work in sustainable living practices and maintaining an organic vegetable garden.
We are unsure as to where Culture and Greens is headed but hope for an opportunity to build community and share experiences with others who appreciate the good and the green.
We’ve been really enjoying autumn here in Niagara, so we thought we would share a few recent photos.