Growing Nature Connections
Nature Gardens is about creating 'living landscapes' based in sustainable practices. We are dedicated to building bird, bee and butterfly friendly places that bridge the gap that separates gardening and nature. Nature Gardens is about 'finding solutions to growing food' that are easy and accessible to all abilities with custom designed planters, boxes and raised beds. Nature Gardens is also about ‘creativity and community engagement’. We offer workshops and creative practices as a way to invite others to connect with nature and enrich their experience in the natural world.
JEN FALVY Artist, Naturalist, Gardener
My journey into gardening stems from my interest in nature. While I've always worked with plants in varying capacities and have many years experience in gardening, my work has come full circle and is now fuelled by a desire to make a difference in how we garden.
When one thinks about conservation, we often don't think what we do in the garden can make a difference but after reading the work of Douglas W. Tallamy and learning about his initiative that 'conservation starts in your yard', I've developed a clearer understanding of how we can enhance biodiversity in our communities that begins with gardening.
My interests are rooted in a life-long relationship with nature that includes advocacy, appreciation and learning. I have a certificate of completion with Ontario Master Naturalist Program, continued studies with Pollinator Partnership of Canada and I'm a member of North America Native Plant Society. My creative work is shaped by over 20 years experience as an artist, advocate and workshop facilitator.