Saranagati Village News

We are in the early stages of developing the Eco Village.  We need people to build living infrastructure and colony plots.    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.

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. We are clearing the forest and building roads and walkways. Thinned trees and milled and used for village and farm structures.

Current Focus of Development:

  • shelter and fenced area for grazing ox and cows
  • heated facilities for guests
  • expanding irrigation, orchard and…
Local news about our farms, cows, crafts, seed-saving, preserving and building food security.  Facilitating sharing resources and assets in our community  Creating resilience in seed, communication and skills sharing is critical during these uncertain times. 
 
  • Trade Faire and Farmers Market every Thursday@ Ahimsa Goshala.  Cultivate harmonious and prosperous village life together.

 

Gardener Survey meta data: We have 63 total plants that are being grown. We have 8 fruit trees varieties, 7 berries, and 12 herbs. Fifteen people participated in the survey.

The next goal is to organize the data so that we can see
1) planting dates
2) harvest dates
3) weights of harvest
4) seed bank seed

For visuals I can make scatter plots.  One of the goals is to include charting software so that we can have visuals on demand.  Ideas or insights that would be useful on how to use this data are appreciated.

This real-time newsletter increases community communications. We welcome input from residents and friends of Saranagati Village.  Submit news or comments using the form below.

Our current focus is food security: more greenhouses, milking cows, crops, berries, herbs, fruit & nut trees.   We need more community cooperation and sharing of resources to insure our future food.

"Produce your own food, grains, not for making money but just for feeding yourself and the animals.  Keep as many cows as possible, and produce, till the ground, field and make water supply arrangements.  The first necessities of life are eating and shelter.  Then you become peaceful, no anxiety for your maintenance and then cultivate this spiritual knowledge in the same way.   Don't be dependent on anyone else, become self-independent and don't be after money.  Simply produce…

News Ideas or Comments

Saranagati Temple has published a website to inform and connect with newcomers and community members.