The outskirts of the settlement were known to be quite beautiful. It was developed in order for the city to have the occcasional garden or grassy area but this was a pale imitation to the vast expanse of green fertile land where crops were grown that stretched to the horizon, far from the city.
Jekri Kaleh visited the location and had forgotten the beauty of the settlement. In the city, she uncovered a cell of Romulans that had taken on the logical teachings of Surak. Rather then turn these individuals in, she decided to learn their ways to better herself. (VOY - Dark Matters novel: Ghost Dance)