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Articles tagged as Gardening

  • Bees Matter

    Environmental concerns about our planet have been growing and the bee community has been discovered to hold a major role in maintaining a balance in our ecosystem. Needless to say, the bee community is important to the survival of the human race. 

  • Musings of an Amateur Gardener

    Gardening has always been an important part of my family, especially for my father who took great pride in our well-maintained garden. As a child, and to a large extent, even as an adult, I have enjoyed the benefits of having a beautiful garden without having to put in any effort. In more recent years I have gradually taken on more responsibility in caring for the garden. In doing this I have realized how much work it actually takes to maintain it, and how much my father was doing. Similarly, in my Krishna Consciousness, for many years I have been enjoying so much facility in Krishna consciousness, benefiting from the mercy of guru, Prabhupada, and Krishna without having to endeavor for it. However, at some point, I have to take responsibility for my Krishna consciousness and maintaining my bhakti-lata-kripa.

  • Princeton Researchers Discover That Home Gardening Is Basically The Answer to Society‚Äôs Ills

    The study tracked 370 Minneapolis-St. Paul residents’ emotional well-being through common activities like walking, bus riding, shopping, and eating out.

  • New Vrindaban Residents Grow Gardens For Food Security Amid COVID-19

    In New Vrindaban, West Virginia, ISKCON’s first rural community which Srila Prabhupada earmarked as an example of sustainability to the world, resident devotees are using the pandemic to push themselves closer to their goal of self-sufficiency.

  • Eco-Vrindaban Searching for President to Oversee Cow Protection and Gardening

    In his grand vision for New Vrindaban, Srila Prabhupada regularly described cow protection and local agriculture as the “main business” for its residents.

  • ISKCON Copenhagen City Garden Yields Fresh Produce Year Round

    Temple president Lalitanatha Das, who does most of the work in the garden himself by hand, grew up on a farm; later, he and his wife grew all their own fruits and veg for a decade while living in the countryside. Now serving in the city, he pays under $300 a year – less than 1 euro a day -- to rent a government-allotted plot of land five minutes’ walk from the temple.

  • Learning from a Tree

    In any area of human life, when someone begins an endeavour  – especially one they hope will endure for a long time, they are, in effect, planting a seed. By their aspirations, their vision of the final result, and by their determination, they plant a seed. And, provided the conditions are right, it will grow.

  • 50th Anniversary Garden Opening at the Bhaktivedanta Manor

    The garden opening was followed by the launch of the book Swami in a Strange Land, written by Prabhupada’s disciple Yogesvara Das.

  • Transforming Lawn into Abundant Food Garden
    Transforming a high maintenance lawn into an abundant food producing system, including building a contour dam and swale. For more information, visit:
  • Words of Wisdom from the Mint Garden
  • Helpful Tips for Building Your Own Herb Garden

    Herbs are among the easiest garden plants to grow during the summertime because they typically perform their best with lots of sun exposure.

  • London's New "Living Wall"

    A 21 meter high living wall containing 10,000 plants and 16 tons of soil will help reduce flooding in London, according to its designer.

  • American Couple Facing $500 a Day Fine for Home Garden in Their Own Yard
    An Orlando-area couple that faced prosecution from city officials over their front-yard garden in November is in hot water once again after refusing to dig up their veggies, only this time they are facing stiff financial penalties for their non-compliance.
  • New Vrindaban Organic Gardening Inspires Local Sustainability

    A New Vrindaban devotee’s efforts at organic gardening have inspired the general public, educational institutions, and leaders in the local town of Wheeling, West Virginia to support sustainability, eat local produce and consider spiritual motives for it.

  • Planting the Seeds of a Revolution
    You have to admit that this gives new meaning to the idea of a "shovel-ready project." There are now 1,100 square feet on the South Lawn of the White House being transformed into a kitchen garden. If Americans follow the first family's lead, the seed pack will become the new stimulus package. At least we'll have something to do with those pitchforks after the AIG bonus babies surrender their money.