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We are in the early stages of developing the Eco Village.  We need people to build living infrastructure and colony plots.  New facilities will house farm workers & guests.

Plots to develop this year are Go Shala foundation (for future cows), Kitchen, Patha Shala (Learning Center), Yoga Shala and Yajna Shala.

We will provide an opportunity to learn aspects of Vedic culture. We learn hands-on about Natural Building, Permaculture Farming, Building shelters, Cows and Ox care & Natural Fibers for Clothing. 

We have the land and clear mission to manifest the vision of Varnasrama villages, as proposed by Srila Prabhupada and our Acharyas.  Varnasrama provides self sufficiency and fulfills the material and spiritual needs of our community and the next generation.

We grow seasonal crops and maintain nut & fruit orchards and flower gardens.  Our root cellar holds 3,000 + pounds of crops and preserves.

Current Farm goals:

  • Expand production in existing garden space
  • Build more moveable greenhouses 
  • Build Greenhouse @ Maharaj’s cabin for spring starts 
  • Build Underground Greenhouse (Walipini)
  • Three season living infrastructure for farm workers
  • Expand irrigation in colony

 

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Village Development

Objectives for 2022

  • heated facilities for guests
  • walipini greenhouse completion
  • shalla box and fenced area in garden for grazing ox and cows
  • engineer plan for 10x10x10 foot cubes (shalla) and pyramid top
  • library rocket mass heater and bath completion
  • composter toilet @ main cabin, library and guest area
  • foundation for Go Shala for future cows and Ahimsa goshala cows
  • digging and landscaping for colony plots
  • plots to develop this year are the Kitchen, Patha Shala (Learning Center), Yoga Shala and Yajna Shala.

Immediate Needs

  • mass heater, bath, solar shower and composters for residents and guests
  • building materials, screws, nails
  • expanding farming and greenhouse operations

Investments, Long term

  • foundation for goshala
  • Learning Center and Varanasrama College
  • biodiesel engine for mill
  • pico hydro installations
  • redundancy of power and irrigation

Wish List

  • more berries, fruit and nut trees
  • strong cloth for tents
  • garden tools and cow paraphernalia
  • oil press for seeds, etc
  • butter churner
  • stone grinder
  • traditional Indian kitchen tools
  • rope