Srila Prabhupada has voiced these words thirty years ago:
“Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, then there will be no question of poverty. So develop these farm communities as far as possible. They should be developed as an ideal society depending on natural products not industry. Industry has simply created godlessness, because they think they can manufacture everything that they need. Our Bhagavad-gita philosophy explains that men and animals must have food in order to maintain their bodies. And the production of food is dependent on chanting Hare Krishna. Therefore let everyone chant Hare Krishna, eat nicely and keep their bodies fit and healthy. This is ideal life style.”
Please check out these two intimate and inspiring accounts from the recent first annual ISKCON Farm Conference at New Vraja-Dhama in Hungary. All respects and glories to the devotees giving their bodies, minds, words, and hearts to helping to fulfill the above vision of Srila Prabhupada, making self-sufficiency a big part of our Society, and bringing our Society more in tune to the actual, practical realities of our current situation on this Planet Earth.