New Progressive Project
The Montreal Krishna community has been thinking about expansion of membership and facility for some time. Their persistence, headed by someone of the name, Anubhava, has led to the purchase of a 78-acre farm in Mascouche, off of Hwy 25, just a 20-minute drive from the centre of downtown Montreal.
It has six lodging units, and includes barns, sheds, tractors and equipment, and also, one of the buildings shelters horses. Plans are to continue renting out horse space, and cultivate the land, which is fertile, for growing veggies, fruits and flowers. Greenhouses have potential. There is also potential to develop this eco-friendly area into a village. Housing in the area is not expensive by Canadian standards. A river, the Mascouche, runs to the edge of it.
Anubhava’s son, Radhanatha, who is one of the people to buy into the project, has his home at one end of the property, just steps from the river.
“You can canoe and kayak on the river,” he said.
Radhanatha also told me that the farm has potential as a petting farm. Overall, it sounds very attractive, and adds a new dimension to the long-standing community efforts at Pie IX Boulevard.
The project is a 1 million dollar endeavour. The purchase and direction is a combined work of devotional businessmen from the area. It was the desire of the Krishna guru, Srila Prabhupada, to expand horizons and look to growing one’s own food, thus becoming productive people who offer a quality of life.
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