Tag: sustainable

Weed Whacking

Weed Whacking

Spring has Sprung, as the saying goes! This is the time of year when we are putting the weed whackers to good use! It is a necessary activity with many benefits for the fruit, soil, and some wildlife residents. Alas, other residents do not like our clearing of weeds and tall grasses. In the spring, we carefully use machines […]

The Pollinator Garden

The Pollinator Garden

GFF has been busy planting in the new Pollinator Garden to support the Monarch project—Milkweed and the Monarch Butterfly. The Pollinator Garden is a multi-year project. The first stage is to clear the area of the plant Hemlock. The plant is invasive and very difficult […]

Community Seva Day – Join Us Next Time

Community Seva Day – Join Us Next Time

It is AMMAzing to see how much can be accomplished when people come together in a spirit of unity and selflessness. Thank you to everyone who participated at the Community Seva Day event and helped make it a success. Here are some pictures of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

During the week and weekend, GreenFriends Farm and volunteers prepare for the Farmers Market. There are the tasks of weeding, pruning, and mulching., followed by receiving the fruits of the labor by harvesting the apples, pears, and plums. During the setup of the Farmers Market […]