Everything animate and inanimate there is that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore only accept those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong. - Isopanishad
At Krishna Eco-Farm in Scotland UK, we endeavour to bring about a way of life which is in harmony with nature, appreciating the maxim of treading gently on the earth with reverence for all forms of life. In the hope to promote peace and offer a positive alternative to the dominant consumerist and materialistic world view.
'Factories and mills deteriorate the finer sentiments of the human being and society. Human energy should be properly utilized in developing the finer senses for spiritual understanding, in which lies the solution of life.' A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
For inspiration we turn to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
With this vision, Krishna eco-farm has been nurtured through the years and as a developing project is made more able and stronger with each passing year through the help of the community and the willing WWOOFers and volunteers who have in recent times given of their time, labour and skills to help shape this project.
Essentially, it is a low-impact project from seed to table in scope, which uses permaculture and sustainable principles as much as possible. In philosophy it draws inspiration from ancient Vedic Culture, a continued way of life that has lasted for thousands of years, also called Sanatana Dharma, the permanent (sustainable) way of life - self-perpetuating and regenerating. In practice it allows to reconnect to the soil and mother earth, to develop a reverence for all life and to help appreciate the invisible hand of the Divine in everyday activities.
The project was started in the hope to present this model to the people of Scotland and North of England as an alternative, holistic lifestyle and a possible solution to the ecological and even social problems. In this way, we hope to bring and spread peace throughout society and to offer to people a positive alternative. We promote a natural, healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
We grow our own fruits, vegetables, flowers (in service for the temple and the deities) and herbs and are working toward achieving self-sufficiency. An end toward which, we call for your participation and support.
Please click here to find out more about our organic gardening / WWOOFing opportunities
Beginning with two properties and a small garden, the project has expanded over the years to include eight acres of arable land which is cultivated all-year round. Krishna eco-farm includes a walled-in garden, 3 green houses, a meditation garden, a tiered garden, fruit orchards and recent installation of energy saving technologies. For more information please click here