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St.Andrew’s C of E School
Regular seva at Organic farm in the grounds of Hare Krishna Temple
Individuals, families and friends are all very welcome to come and help us start the 2012 growing season with a wide smile and lots of fun.
The article below headed "Holland Farm" or the Hare Krsna Manor farm provides a brief overview of the farm. Holland farm is a pure organic farm (part of the extended Temple land) with cow dung, from Gosala, used to enrich farm soil. We appreciate the help of the Temple working oxen in ploughing and preparing the land.
For all who would like to have a taster of this farm seva (suitable for all ages from 7years to 85 years), an ideal time to come is any Sunday between 10am to 11am.
Sai volunteers (including SSE children, parents and youths) generally come on Sundays from about 10am and finish just after 1.15pm We all then share a "picnic style" hot lunch prasadam from the Temple kitchen. Some volunteers come from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays.
Please contact Kirtibhai on kirti.millhill@gmail com for any further information.
Holland farm is on Hilfield Lane, WD25 8DT (see map link below)
1. Please wear suitable loose fitting clothes and a sun hat depending on weather. On rainy and cold days we work in the warm greenhouse or farm sheds so please do not be put off by the weather. On hot sunny days in summer, please bring a bottle of water which you can refill at the farm.
2. Wellington boots or walking boots are the most comfortable footwear for working in the fields.
3. Light gloves are provided but it would help if you bring your own hard wearing gloves.
4. Farm work never stops (even in winter). During winter months we tend to remove weeds from the land and also spread manure to enrich the soil for new season's planting.
5. There is such a wide variety of work and it is easy to get very immersed in your own little world of nature.
6. If you have a garden fork or hand trowels please do bring them. We have a supply of garden tools though help is always welcome.
7. For regular volunteers, we can design a project which you can be responsible for from seed in pot stage during (February/March) to the harvest in September. This would include taking care of the plants, deweeding your designated plot. Many families, groups and individuals include this as part of their regular sadhana and seva.
8. Some of the farm produce is used to feed visitors to the temple as prasadam and also homeless people.
Directions to Hare Krishna Temple Farm (Holland Farm).
Please note that once you are on Hilfield Lane -
That is the entrance to Holland farm (or Hare Krishna Temple Farm)
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