eco farming with love
What is Premaculture?
Premaculture is a new way of farming combining the ecological and sustainable principles of permaculture with the loving devotion cultivated in India’s ancient Bhakti tradition.
Self-sufficiency is a topic of great importance for ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness). The founder-acarya of ISKCON, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, many times recommended the importance of ‘simple living, high thinking’ and its connection to ‘self-sufficiency’.
Permaculture is a set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems. It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience.
We need more greenhouses and seeds to plant for our plan to become a reality, and for that we turn to you! By donating money towards this project you will be helping the eco-system and prepare Radhadesh to become an example to other communities. Would you like more information on other ways to donate? Then please contact us at email@example.com.
Premaculture Garden Department Radhadesh:
IBAN: BE63 0688 9167 0608
BIC: GKCE BEBB
Meet the Team
Thibaut studied life sciences at university and in the field for 8 years, gaining a Masters in Biology and Ecology, a Masters in Environmental Sciences, a Masters in Teaching Sciences, and a Permaculture Design Certificate. However, he could only find answers to many of his questions about life when he started his spiritual journey. In 2015, he spent almost the whole year at New Govardhan in Australia, where he became interested in Krishna consciousness. Today, he’s very grateful to be part of this inspiring self-sufficiency farm project in Radhadesh, as he feels it’s the perfect place for him to serve Krishna by working in harmony with nature. He hopes to make Radhadesh self-sufficient in the next few years as: “I don’t want to reincarnate to finish my service!”
Surabhi is the graphic designer and web designer for Radhadesh and also recently took up position in helping the Premaculture project with communications and marketing. Her love for gardening and the environment came early on in her life from her grandmother. Now even though she spends more time in the offices than outside, she stays connected with this important project by serving in other areas.
Head chef in Radhadesh / Assistant Farmer
Edvins feels that gardening is a great way to spend time in nature and do service for Krishna. During the last three years living in Radhadesh, he has always tried to do some gardening during the summer. He feels that if things are done intelligently and efficiently then, just by a little effort, Krishna reciprocates beyond our expectations. Edvins finds great pleasure seeing how plants grow, harvesting the fruits and vegetables, and making preparations for the pleasure of Krishna and His devotees. There is also great value in the fresh, organic produce from Gopinatha’s garden. As Srila Prabhupada said:
“Anything grown in the garden, that is hundred times more valuable than it is purchased from the market.” August 3, 1976, New Mayapur
Kadamba Kanana Swami
Kadamba Kanana Swami started his spiritual life in Vrndavana, the Holy land of Krishna and immediately felt he found his home. He liked the pioneering spirit of working in India and above all he liked to stay in the Holy Dhama.
In 1990 he became the Temple President of the Krsna Balarama temple in Vrndavana and remained in that position untill ’95. After that he began to travel and preach around the world and in 1997 he received sannyasa. These days besides preaching in Europe, South Africa, India and Australia, he still has some involvement in supervision of the Vrndavana temple.
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