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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Small Farm Training Center

The Small Farm Training Center is a land-based educational center and hands-on working organic farm, located in the beautiful rolling foothills of New Vrindaban Dham in West Virginia. What's it all about?

It's about a quiet revolution that is stirring in our food system. It's a movement of young and old happening in small towns, inner-city neighborhoods, on college campuses, and in the suburbs.

The common bond? Wholesome organic foods grown locally and chemical free.

Interns are wanted! As a student apprentice you'll learn more than just the ABCs of organic growing. You'll also conduct tours and workshops as part of your training. By learning it-teaching it-and then applying it, you'll earn your degree in bio-citizenship.

What motivates this project? The Small Farm Training Center promotes a culture based around healthy foodstuffs, free from chemical toxins and direct from a grower who places people above profits.

To learn more, contact the Small Farm Training Center at:
RR 6 Box 278-H
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-5990

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Friday, March 7, 2008

And the cow goes poo...

The Vintage Dairy Biogas Project is a progressive energy outlet, based on the methane gas provided from the dung of our mother cow, that has recently sprung up in Riverdale, California, providing clean, renewable energy to over 1200 homes a day.

Click this link for more details.

The Govardhan Farm just south of Mumbai, India. run by the devotees of the ISKCON Radha-Gopinath Mandir in Chowpatty, also runs a similar biogas project on a smaller scale, providing for their cooking and electricity needs for a farm community with around 30 residents.
Here are some pics of the Govardhan Farm biogas project.

This is a great option for our ISKCON farm communities to look into, as a free renewable energy source and also as a tool for outreach to our environmentally open minded friends. Check out this Beginner's Guide to Biogas for more details.