Category Archives: Gardening

the community garden and activities related to supporting the garden

Winter Rest 2013

The Ashram Garden is asleep beneath a foot of snow that fell just before New Years.  For more than a decade our community has marked the new year by hosting an annual New Years Kirtan Celebration. This year’s event was bittersweet as we we reflected on both loss and sadness from violence in the world as well as our abiding trust in the hope we hold for humanity and the Divine Love that connects and draws us together.  Two events in 2012 particularly weighed heavy on us as we celebrated: the tragedy of the loss of life in Connecticut on December 15th at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and the murders that occurred in Oak Creek Wisconsin at the Sikh Gurdwara on Aug 5th.

2012 was a year of seemingly unprecedented change.  And amidst the change and loss, we are compelled to reach out to those who suffer while we are called to reflect on the Eternal Unchanging.

The rhythms of the year which we witness in our gardens and fields remind us of the need for the solace of community and the work of many hands to build and sustain us.  We know there can be no work without rest, and no peace without work.

Peace to All

Fall 2012 Garden Update

Fall 2012 Garden Update

Autumn is here! The leaves are changing and fall produce are coming in. CSA members: please check the Langar fridge for your shares. This week: Corn, peaches or nectarines, hot peppers, and squash. More from the garden soon… Sat Nam! Sat Avtar

Update: Garden Clean Up

This past weekend we cleaned up more of the garden with an army of seven. We cleared the grape area, and will be turning the former playground into a proper, pretty arbor complete with an alter to the celestial and garden faeries, as the season moves on see small changes. We have flower seeds galore…

Early Spring 2012: Gardening Begins

Early Spring 2012: Gardening Begins

Come celebrate Spring in the 2012 Ashram Garden. Clean up weekends will begin March 17/18 and 23/24 and probably the weekend after that. Also, we are adding our prayers to the weekly Gurdwara Ardas as well as our own personal meditations for the land to be revitalized and an abundant this coming harvest! Mar 17…

Seasons Change in the Garden

Seasons Change in the Garden

Sat Nam Gardeners, I recently weeded again and set out seeds in the garden. We are doing more greens and roots this year, no cucumbers or tomatoes or the like. I was very happy to see that a whole bed of cilantro has re-seeded itself. We also have a few surprises of about 3 spring…