Saranagati Village News

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Home Lake co-op met and discussed food security and plans to increase food production.  Our goal this year is to build more greenhouses and to plant more crops, berries, fruit and nut trees.   We will help with community garden management and maintenance.  We will continue building with perimeter and cow grazing fences.

Saranagati Gardeners Newsletter
March 2021: In field meet-ups begin
Jan 2021: You’re now reading the first edition of the Newsletter, a way to share earthy activities here in the valley.  During these uncertain times, we’ve begun a weekly meet-up where we plan toward resilience in food, communication, finance and skills. Part of this is to prepare for whatever changes may come if today’s exploitive society becomes less reliable. But more than that, this is a chance to get closer to the natural way of living that Krishna intended for us, which is actually a wonderfully rich way to live. We welcome anyone who’s interested to get in touch and participate. We meet weekly at 1 pm on Saturdays.  Though it’s largely about gardening, the topics also include events planning, carpentry, seed-saving, helping others in the community, as well as sharing resources and skills.
Vedic Eco Village update and plans

We are expanding farming and composting as well as building eco village infrastructure. This spring we are building an underground greenhouse (walipini).  We are clearing the forest and building roads and walkways.  We are landscaping, fencing and planting gardens around the Eco Village Colony. Thinned trees and milled and used to build bath huts and farm structures. 

Bhakti Raghava Swami will return in July and we are preparing for much growth this summer. An outdoor kitchen will be constructed.  There is work for dedicated builders with a pioneer spirit.  How you can help.

Trust, plant, chant, scavenge, build and grow together. 

See our latest video: Year in Review

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

We travel to Kamloops regularly to distribute sanctified vegan and vegetarian food and mantra meditation and the holy names through kirtan and japa and yoga workshops.  Books are being distributed at the university by Kripanidhi prabhu and students from TRU.

In our village, we have Kirtan, Books, Japa meditation, Bhagavad Gita classes and Prasad food distribution.

Community Seed Exchange

Swap seeds every spring at our community building event for sharing information about gardening, plant varieties, and farm projects.  Exchanges in March, April and May.

Farm Apprenticeship

Students from Govardhana

South boundary fence is nearing completion.  A metal gate is required on Minnabariet road.  We are preparing to wire the west boundary fence starting from the south-west corner moving north to Mark and Sunni.  Work on west side starts in March.  The west side fence is approx 4km long.

January/February 2020: Rail fence completed between BRS Cabin and Minnabariet

Cows and oxen are at goshala all winter long, waiting for you to visit and feed and brush them.



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