September 23: Farming Seva

Volunteers picking apples

Apple picking is now in full swing!

September may be winding down activity in the vegetable garden, but it is certainly taking off in the orchard! Last Saturday four volunteers were able to harvest all the apples off one and a half of our large apple trees (approximately 500 pounds of apples). We have many more trees to harvest from in the comings weeks! With a few of our regular helpers off to India, we are short of help in many areas of the Farm. This coming Saturday, September 23, we are looking for volunteers to harvest another one and a half large trees plus three smaller trees, a total of about 700 pounds of apples. The majority of these apples will be donated to food banks. What better way to honour Amma's upcoming 70th birthday than to join in seva (selfless service)?  If you are able to give the team a hand this Saturday, September 23, any time between 11 AM - 4 PM, or if you can help transport apples to food banks, it will be greatly appreciated. The team will direct you where help is most needed. A light lunch will be served. Please sign up HERE.

Our veggie stall is open every Saturday from 12 noon to 4 PM.  This week's fresh produce from Amirta Gardens includes onions, poi (Malabar spinach), potatoes, karela (bitter gourd), leeks, Swiss chard, kale, apples, and much more. Pear-cardamon jam, spicy pear chutney, and apple-rosemary jelly made with farm produce will be available for purchase.

If you are interested in learning more of our farming sevas, please contact Brian or or email

Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

White house with garlic chives and sunflowers