Posts Tagged ‘gardens’

Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render some extra hours of seva (service).

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Date: 27th November 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

 

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

Bhakti Seva Day

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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This year as ISKCON celebrates its 50th anniversary we are inviting everyone to render an extra 50 hours of seva.

Over time, many of you have contributed tremendously by serving at our busy festivals, attending to thousands of guests and ensuring successful celebrations – all of which comes with its own pleasures and pressures. We thought it would be nice to have a day of service away from the festival hustle-bustle, so we can relish doing some outdoor service together.

Come and Experience the Joy of Devotion.

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by prasadam

Main service areas: gardening, goshalla, farming, cleaning and maintenance.

Reporting area: In front of the main kitchen

The following Bhakti seva days are scheduled for 2016
29th May 2016
26th June 2016
31st July 2016
4th September 2016
25th September 2016
23rd October 2016
27th November 2016

Join us for a day of cleaning, gardening, and farming email your attendance to volunteer@krishnatemple.com

2011-2012 Highlights

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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A Living Fence for Wildlife

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Bhaktivedanta Manor’s access road was planned as part of the scheme that would plant a double hedge row and plant trees every 15 metres.  The bank that the hedge sits on was the spoil that was moved to make way for the road.

As the hedge is now established it is now being lain in a traditional fashion. In England there are many different styles of hedge laying and HRH Prince Charles is President of the National Hedge laying Society.

There is a style unique to Hertfordshire and the Manor have assigned the local Hedge laying Champion Donato Cinicolo for the job.

The hedge is cut near its base and pulled over in one direction. There is a small section of trunk that remains connected to the base. The branches are laid at about 30 degrees for the sap to flow upwards and overall this will create a labyrinth of branches and shoots.

There are also stakes placed along the hedge line with supple branches twisted along the top to form a neat finish as well as a structure to keep the hedge in place. A basket weave effect is produced which makes the hedge strong and thick, making it ideal to attract wildlife: in essence it is a form of living fence.