Organic Farming & Tree Planting

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by admin in Announcement

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Tree Planting

Amma New England Community Garden / Farming

We would like to encourage everyone to either start a small backyard organic garden and or be a part of the garden / farming crew. Amma says:

The life force that pulsates in the trees, plants and animals is the same life force that pulsates within us. The same life energy that gives us the power to speak and to sing is the power behind the song of the bird and the roar of the lion. A sincere seeker or a true believer cannot harm nature because he or she sees nature as God. He doesn’t experience nature as separate from himself. He is the real lover of nature. The Earth, tree, plants and animals are all manifestations of God. We should love them as we love our own self.

To contact the Green Initiatives coordinator for the organic garden(s), please email:

Laura Merwin:

Laura Merwin is also the tree planting coordinator. This spring and fall, there will be locations where trees will be planted. Once we know of the location(s), we will notify everyone of this activity. So stay tuned!

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8 Responses to “Organic Farming & Tree Planting”

  1. Laura

    26. May, 2009

    On Saturday May 30th, Amma’s “green” Children will be gathering at the Clapp Farm in Dorchester from 10am-3pm to help plant an orchard! More volunteers are needed, so please join us for this highly rewarding seva! Contact Laura at 617-285-8135. For more information visit:

  2. Laura

    23. Aug, 2009

    A couple weeks ago Pam and I went over to Amma’s garden in Watertown to check up on it. It is flourishing, thanks to Mother’s grace! :) Pam and I weeded the garden and picked about a dozen ripe grape tomatoes. Mmmmmm!

    At the beginning of the summer, Benjamin and I planted four tomato plants, and somehow the plants have multipled and we now have 11 tomato plants!!! Unbelievable! Amma’s blessings are everywhere!!! There is also Delicata squash that is growing all over the place, which was also never planted (probably sprouted up from all the compost Karuna provided us!). We also have carrots, radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, and onions trying to grow. What a wonderful blessing!

    Thank you, Amma!


  3. Benjamin

    25. Aug, 2009

    After travelling for a month, seeing family and friends, I’m back in New England and cruised by the garden with Laura yesterday. It’s a JUNGLE out there! Big fat ripe tomatoes, dozens of cherry tomatoes, squash that wasn’t even planted (musta been hiding in Karuna’s compost), lettuce leaves and one victorious cucumber! Laura and I weeded, thinned the carrot rows and plucked the ripe fruits from the vine! Last night we prepared a salad full of Amma’s fruits and sauteed the miracle squash with butter and rosemary! Yummmmmm…

    Jai Ma!


  4. Laura

    16. Sep, 2009

    Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha!
    I went over to the Watertown garden yesterday to pick possibly some of the last fruits of the season. The tomato plants were starting to go brown and the squash vines that once ferociously took over the plot are now grayish in hue and withering away. This is Nature’s way of telling us to brace for the next season.

    While I always mourn summer’s passing, I can look back on this one and honestly say how much our dear Mother Nature has taught me. As I reflect on the process it took to develop Amma’s garden in Watertown, I am awestruck that anything actually grew. We were brand new gardeners, and I don’t know about everyone else, but I had little to no faith. Who would have ever thought that a tiny seed could hold the bounty of life and creation itself? Who would have ever believed in the miraculous combination of natural sunlight, water, and photosynthesis? It’s not just 7th grade science! It does exist!

    Over the past 6-7 months, Mother Nature has begun to teach me how to grow life sustaining food. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but will know for next time… don’t wait until tomatoes plants are big to try to get them into cages…. trust the seed package and thin the radishes, otherwise they won’t have any room to develop underground…. don’t plant squash, rely on God to do that for you…. and don’t forget to wear sun screen! :) She has also been teaching me important lessons in surrender, patience, and conservation. This land that we inhabit is so precious. She provides everything that we could ever possibly need to survive. If we nourish and love Her, She will return the favor.

    Thank you, Amma, for giving us this opportunity to serve You and Mother Earth! JAI MA!

  5. Laura

    16. Oct, 2009

    If you are looking to do some volunteer work in organic farming this autumn, check out this place:

    Waltham Fields Community Farm
    240 Beaver Street
    Waltham, MA 02452
    (781) 899-2403

    They are currently taking individual volunteers. They have drop-in hours from 9am-noon Tuesday-Saturday. Volunteers can stay for an hour or all the way until noon, but they do ask that everyone arrive promptly at 9am so that they can get started as a team.

    JAI MA!!!

  6. Laura

    17. Dec, 2009

    To see photos of the green initiatives that have been happening in New England throughout 2009, please scroll up and click on the link for Satsangs’ albums on the right of your screen.
    Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha!

  7. Laura

    23. Feb, 2010

    Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha!

    Spring is around the corner which means there will be green seva opportunities coming soon! Stay tuned for a possible sevas in maple sugaring, and planting for the 2010 season. Coming soon!

  8. Laura

    24. Mar, 2010

    Aum Amriteswaryai Namaha!

    Dear Greenfriends Sevites,

    There is an Earthworks event taking place this Saturday. From what I understand, it is the first volunteer day of the season and they are going to “wake-up Mother Earth”! (Probably clearing brush, raking, getting land ready for the season, etc). They will be able to accommodate drop-in volunteers, so I am passing along this information in case you have some free time on Saturday to help out and get dirty.

    When: Saturday March 27th from 10am-2pm
    Where: Edward L. Cooper Center (EarthWorks’ headquarters), 34 Linwood St, Roxbury MA 02119

    Contact person: Ruby Geballe (Earthworks volunteer coordinator). Tell her you know me and that you are part of the group, Amma New England. 617-442-1059,

    Aum Namah Shivaya!

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