Baba's Permaculture Farm
Hanuman’s Garden lives on five acres in the back of the ashram property. By Baba’s Grace and Susannah’s hard work, we have had two years of fabulous harvests. Now going into our third year, many of our ideas have become a reality and many more new plans are being launched. A lot of time has been spent planning our permaculture farm for the most beneficial use of the Ashram’s land.
In this moment and as we look to the future we see this land as a diverse and complex agricultural system that can sustain the needs of the Ashram as well as the community at large. Our efforts will eventually lead to less dependence on the outside world for our daily, monthly and festival needs including, flowers, fruits and vegetables which make up a huge part of our daily offerings.
In the lower garden just off the acequia, we have spent the last three years establishing a perennial cutting garden. We use these flowers to create beautiful offerings for Hanuman, Baba, Devi and Shiva. Delphinium, Black Eyed Susans, Yarrow, Lilies and Goldenrod are just a few of the flowers we enjoy gathering and arranging. We plan to add to this variety each season.
We have planted 20 fruit trees in our dedicated orchard along with several species of berries and fruit bearing shrubs. These fresh fruits will line our cupboards through their ripe seasons, used for jellies, jams, chutneys, pie fillings and then frozen for use in desserts throughout the winter. Behind Baba’s office we have the beginnings of a medicinal herb garden. The design for this garden came about fairly organically and we believe will be an interesting and beautiful place to meander through and take in the many healing plants which, as they mature, will become medicine for the community.
We also have 5 top bar hives to house our honey bees and 5 peacocks that wander the grounds.
At certain times of the year, we welcome people who are interested in sustainable agriculture and organic farming to come as volunteers to learn and work.
For more information contact Susannah. 575-751-4080