Vedic Farming (Krishi)

The primary purpose of traditional agriculture is therefore not for market or business but for one's personal family and social needs.  Excess produce can of course be traded on a barter system.

Traditional agriculture, even here in Canada not so long ago, was based on the concept of self-sufficiency, sustainability and self-governance. Practically speaking there was no need of monetary exchange. We cannot artificially and immediately introduce this but gradually it can be implemented.

For this to happen, residents must become localized and must focus on their primary occupational duties within the four varnas. The basic sustainable Vedic economy is centered on land and cows, krishi (agriculture) and go raksha (protection of cows).

Land can provide us with all the necessities of life, namely 1) food, 2) shelter, 3) clothing and 4) medicines when we properly live in cooperation and harmony with Krishna's nature.

All the agriculture at our Vedic Eco Village will be outside the immediate Gurukula Colony except for gardens within the Mandir area and the East entrance to the Gurukula Colony.

We will be selecting specific areas within the larger 75 acres of the Vedic Eco Village to gradually introduce seasonal crops, as well as fruit orchards and flower gardens.