Farm Conference II
On this very special day, the birth anniversary of Ramanuja (one thousand years ago today), we conducted our second Farmer’s Conference for central Canada. Primarily we had attendees from the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
In as much as walking is a component of a green culture, so also is the protection of animals, plants and the land. So many folks the world over, are converting to urban life. The gravitation to concrete, cars and condos is the trend from the more natural way of life, with closeness to the above mentioned categories. Where once there were multiple, family farms to grace the land with intermittent forests here and there, we now experience mega factory farms, industrial big-box buildings, parking lots, shopping malls and cookie-cutter designed homes moving along like a silent invasion. Urban sprawl is hogging its way in.
Our guru, Srila Prabhupada, was a strong advocate of a more peaceful, environmentally-conducive lifestyle. We spoke about his revolution and how to learn its implementation from each other. The conference, held in December in the same area of Castleton/Coburg, commanded a follow-up. The session today was held to fulfill this need.
A group of thirty participants engaged in a tour of Jai and Rasa’s farm—our rendezvous location—ate a wholesome meal and then proceeded to the community centre for discussions on good gardening techniques, bull castration—or not—and the practical aspect of how to plan for more farm-flavoured festivals such as Ratha Yatra.
May the Source be with you!