On The Farm

Community Seva Day

Community Seva Day

Please join us on February 24th, 2024, for a Community Seva Day. Tools, snacks, and lunch will be provided. As part of the GreenFriends Farm team, we will be focusing on mulching, pruning, and beautifying the area around the temple. For additional details and to […]

Seed Ball Fun

Seed Ball Fun

The GreenFriends Farm team and Seva group enjoyed a warm Sunday and had fun making seed balls and painting boxes. We also welcome Vivek back to the Farm Stand after his travels. Amy brought the materials for the team. The Poppyseed balls are made from […]

Milkweed and the Monarch Butterfly

Milkweed and the Monarch Butterfly

This past week, the team began the Milkweed project, whereby Milkweed will be planted in various locations at the Ashram to help and support the Monarch Butterfly. This project will take place over several Saturdays into February. It will continue this Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, […]

Stained your clothes with Pomegranate juice? No more!

Stained your clothes with Pomegranate juice? No more!

We harvest a lot of Pomegranates at GreenFriends Farm. And we are constantly looking for better ways to collect the arils. What are the arils? Each seed is encased in a sweet and juicy covering known as an aril. We have a new addition to […]

After years we have Olives to harvest.

After years we have Olives to harvest.

The Olive trees in the Maha orchard are delivering a bountiful harvest. It has been thrilling to see all of the beautiful black olives appearing, as it has been rare for the trees to produce this amount of fruit….and yes, olives are a fruit! The […]

Saturday Seva

Saturday Seva

The Saturday Seva volunteer team has been bustling for the past two weeks. The team has been harvesting Persimmons and trimming. You will see Leah and Jordan in the persimmon trees below. It is also a good time to address the citrus and apple trees […]

Apple Tree Planting

Apple Tree Planting

Over the past few weeks, the GreenFriends Farm team and volunteers have been preparing to plant several apple trees. Approximately a dozen Golden Delicious apple trees are to be planted. The Process: The holes are dug to allow at least 3″-4″ of room around the […]

Amazing Bees and Facial Recognition

Amazing Bees and Facial Recognition

A few weeks ago, I was talking with members of the Bee Team. It was a fascinating discussion, and they mentioned bees recognize their beekeepers, and you can “pet” bees. This started me thinking about the fantastic bees on the planet. Do bees have facial […]

Bee Maintenance

Bee Maintenance

There is always work to be done with the hives, and we are ever grateful to the team maintaining them. Recently, the team has been reducing the size of the large Lalita and Indrakshi hives, and increasing the size of the two smaller hives: Brahmani […]

Aloe Recovery – Nature works

Aloe Recovery – Nature works

During the pandemic, there was one (1) large mother aloe plant that was neglected and nearly died. Thinking this plant was beyond saving, GreenFriends Farm Gardeners were going to compost it. One Gardener in the community had an idea. She took the withering aloe plant […]