Kalachandji’s Community Garden
“If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.” —Bhagavad Gita 9.26
We are an organic community garden, located across the street from Kalachandji’s Restaurant, the premier vegetarian restaurant in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our gardeners care for their 4’x10′ reserved raised bed plots, and also volunteer time towards caring for this shared space.
In our first season (summer 2010) we grew all the usual veggies such as beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, lettuce, okra, tomatoes, peppers, corn, cantaloupe, squash, beans, etc. – and also grew other crops such as amaranth, bitter melon, loki squash, and sugarcane. We have been planting and harvesting a beautiful variety of vegetables, fruits, and flowers ever since.
“And so each plant and animal of the tobanuco forest is adapted to the warmth and rain of this mountainside and lives in an interdependence with its neighbor. Each one in the community is necessary – from the tallest tree to the tiniest insect. Each fulfills its special role in the community, just as you fulfill your own role.” —El Yunque National Rain Forest, Puerto Rico
Kalachandji’s Farm is an attempt to create a community that lives in harmony with ourselves, nature and the sacred.
Organic Farming is one of the key activities in Kalachandji’s Farm, around which all the other activities are centered. Food is life! The Vedic system emphasizes how food that we eat is interconnected with our physical being as well as our mental consciousness. Therefore, the purity of the food we eat determines the well being of the society.