The Adidam Kauai garden supplies local devotees, and residents of Da Love-Ananda Mahal with fresh vegetables and fruits, along with flowers for pujas in the temples. It is an all organic, no-till garden.
The garden, located down the street from the main Sanctuary at a support property, was created using the No-Till method of organic gardening. You can find out more about this method of gardening by going to devotee Jim Rich’s No-Till Gardening blog.
The garden supplies local residents with a steady stream of greens such as kale, chard, and bok choy, along with seasonal vegetables such as green beans, jacon, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes and more. The back portion of the property is under development as an exotic fruit orchard that will eventually support Ashram residents with fruit such as guavas, bananas, rambutan, surinam cherries, and cacao.
This community garden is based on principles outlined in Not-Two Is Peace, one of Adi Da’s primary books of social wisdom for the world. Through cooperative management, we aim for self-sufficiency at the local level, and through sustainable farming methods, to grow healthy food free of toxicity.
An important aspect of Adi Da’s Work was to address the growing knowledge that the Earth-system is being faced with greater and greater challenges, fast deteriorating into an unsustainable condition. The human world is threatened by an ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, unbridled exploitation of resources, an energy crisis, food shortages, overpopulation, and increasing areas of social breakdown, political oppression, and armed struggle. In the face of all this, the global human system is faced with the crisis of how to manage itself in order to establish and maintain integrity. In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da spoke to this situation with a passionate calling for global change in the form of the Global Cooperative Forum, and the re-establishment of intimate-scale sustainable community.
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