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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

On October 1st, 2023, a Nature Walk around the Orchard and farm was one of the activities. The Nature Walk is an activity GreenFriends offers, check the newsletter for upcoming events. Below is a review from one of the participants from the October 1st walk. […]

Bags of Hope Project 2023

Bags of Hope Project 2023

This is the 3rd year that GreenFriends Farm has offered the “Bags of Hope” project to local unhoused shelters in honor of Amma’s birthday and life message stating, “The world needs to know that a life of selfless service is possible.”  Every year through this […]

Bags of Hope Project

Bags of Hope Project

To commemorate Amma’s 70th birthday we are taking Bags of Hope to homeless shelters in the San Jose Bay Area. The Bags of Hope will contain various food items including fresh fruit, sauce, jam, crackers, dried fruit, and freshly made burritos, along with other donated […]

First Day at Farmer’s Market

First Day at Farmer’s Market

On September 9th, 2023 it was our first day at the Farmer’s Market in San Ramon for the fall season. As you will see from the pictures it was a great day for the team and customers. The fruits for sale included plums (Santa Rosa […]

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Starting September 9th, 2023, Green Friends Farm will have a booth at the San Ramon Farmer’s Market. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information about the market, directions and address click here. It has been a remarkable harvesting period. […]

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

This past Saturday (26th August 2023) was a busy day of activities in the Lotus Orchard. The team of volunteers was harvesting Gala apples, weeding, and using the trimmers to clear weeds. It was also time to apply mulch to the trees including the sacred […]