IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
We acknowledge that In Harmony With Nature will be walking on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waultuth peoples. This land is home to diverse Indigenous people, plants and other beings whom we recognize as vital contributors of our society.
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Love for Nature
We would like to bring attention to the importance of diversity; to embrace and integrate cultural distinctions and similarities. Our intention is to create a space for collaboration and understanding among different cultures and generations. To live in awareness of the intra-action* of everything that exist.
BRINGING NATURE & CREATIVITY INTO OUR HOMES
At this time, when we have been called to live differently and our hearts are deeply touched by the lives affected by the Covid-19, In Harmony With Nature we stay committed to our intention on building a creative bridge between our community and nature.
We are inviting you to take those inward ideas, dreams, energy… and bring them outward into this new reality.
And with the arrival of the Spring Season, we trust we will keep connected through different online platforms. Visit our blog and watch our videos and photos on some of the plants we can find or grow in our gardens this time of the year. Mark your calendars with the events we are programming. Stay tune!
Nature walks honouring the plants and their medicines which are growing all around us; showcasing our native plants describing cultural usage, plant identification, how to grow in our own gardens, nutritional value and some practical applications. Outdoor walks will take place at Khanahmoot aka New Brighton Beach, Hastings community park and garden, at the Sanctuary and other neighbouring parks.
We will offer space to create either out at our chosen location or back at the Hastings Community Centre (weather dependent). Interactive workshops on plant identification and collaborating with other artists of various mediums to help co-create a unique reference book of flora and fauna knowledge for future generations. Copies of the art will be printed to publish a botanical art book. These workshops are inclusive of all ages and cultural background.
Special events to connect with the rhythms of nature. The invitation will be to the community to share potluck, local teas, music; to answer and ask questions to encourage conversation and offer guidance to create their own artwork inspired by local plants and their experience out at our parks.
Lori Snyder Indigenous Herbalist and educator.
Laura Cisneros, a Cuban Art Historian and a writer focus in the experience of living and creating in a foreign language.
Artists in Residence 2020 ~ Hastings Sunrise Community Centre
We invite the members of the Hastings/sunrise community to gather and discover our native plants and the cultural history of this land we call our home. Interactive workshops on plant identification and collaborating with other artists of various mediums to help co-create a unique reference book of flora and fauna knowledge for future generations. Outdoor walks with take place at Khanahmoot aka New Brighton Beach, Hastings community park and garden, at the Sanctuary and other neighbouring parks.
Vancouver Board of Parks
The Artists in Communities Program is based on principles of community cultural development and is funded by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Community Centre Associations. Its purpose is to support artists working with communities on issues of joint interest or concern.
Hastings Community Centre
Hastings Community Centre -located across Hastings Park and the PNE- has activities and programs for all ages including food and garden programs.