Western Canada Introduction

Facilities are under construction for guests and worker shelters.  Daily activities include growing, harvesting and preparing food, clearing the forest, milling lumber and building infrastructure. We grow seasonal crops, as well as nut & fruit orchards and flower gardens. 

Our root cellar can store 3,000 pounds of crops and more.  We need more people to expand the eco village.  We are expanding irrigation, orchard and farming operations.

Srila Prabhupada predicted that, "One day millions of people would be coming to our Hare Krishna farms because they are unemployed. And we must accept them. We must feed them. We must let them live there and they will gradually become spiritualized. We will put them to work, they will get their food and there will be prasadam. They will hear something about Krishna and they will gradually by the millions become devotees."

The Vedic Eco Village imbibes principles of Permaculture, natural farming and cob building promoting a simple and sustainable lifestyle centered on cow culture and Lord Krishna

Invitation from Bhakti Raghava swami:  watch in english  ~  regarder en français


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Living @ Vedic Eco Village

We cultivate an environment of love, peace, truth, honesty, ahimsa, self-sufficiency, permaculture and cow protection

Living Standards

  • Respect for all people and faiths
  • Minimal screen time, devices, etc.
  • Minimal plastics. We’re each responsible for the garbage we bring in and generate.
  • No smoking, alcohol or drug use.
  • No outdoor fires from June to October.
  • No gas-powered tools or generators

Eating Standards

  • Ahimsa preparation.  no meat, fish, eggs, commercial dairy, mushroom, garlic, onions or junk food
  • Harvesting starts at 10. Ask cooks what they need.
  • Food prep starts at 11.  Ask cooks how you can help.
  • Cooks are focused preparing on food offering, so please let them do their devotional work
  • Cleaning dishes, floor and table is appreciated
  • Donations of fresh organic produce, ghee, gur is appreciated.  Please no processed food, no junk food.
  • Honoring of prasad without Prajalpa (Idle speech about mundane news, politics and events)

Equal Energy Exchange: Work Trade System

  • We provide accommodations, daily vegetarian meals, clean spring water, solar showers, internet and power
  • In exchange for 10 hours of work a week or about 2 hours/day  (less if you are living in our own RV/camper/tent)
  • No money is exchanged - this helps to maintain good friendships!

See work roles

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