Permaculture Practicum with Darren Doherty

Aug 11, 2014 9:00am-6:00pm (ended)

Darren Doherty is internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in permaculture and regenerative agriculture! The format of this three-day course combines Darren's teaching on each specific topic, with a live walk-through of how to run an effective consultation with real clients.  

August 11: From Orchard to Stacked Enterprise 

GreenFriends Farm has been exploring the edge between market orchard and food forest for many years.  The food forest is often created as a forage based system, which can make it very difficult to manage in a market orchard situation.   Darren will bring decades of experience in stacked enterprise perennial agriculture to help make design choices that will keep fruit yields high, create easier management, integrate animals for fertility and weed management and diversify the products and yields. 

Register for one, two or all three days - Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

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Saturday
Jun
18
A Multi-Day Event
Reflect on the precious days we spent with Amma. Help us breakdown program setup, move equipment into storage, care for the center's public spaces, and prepare the center for the upcoming satsang programs. Lunch and Chai are provided. Castro Valley BART Station pickup at 10:00 am. RSVP on the BART... more ›
Saturday
Jul
09
A Multi-Day Event
10 am – 4:30 pm – Seva (Lunch and chai included)
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Guru stotram, Archana,108 names of Amma
6:00 - 6:20 pm: Video of Amma
6:20 - 7:30 pm: Bhajans, Arati, Closing prayers, Prasad For more information, email MA Center... more ›
Monday
Jul
18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Guru Purnima is traditionally observed as a day dedicated to the Guru, when devotees and spiritual aspirants honor and worship their guru. The celebration at MA Center will start with a ritualistic worship, Guru Puja, for our guru, Amma. The program includes a short spiritual talk, Guru Puja and... more ›
Thursday
Jul
28
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Puja performed in the Main House, Puja Room. A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. The moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was... more ›
Saturday
Aug
06
10:00am - 8:30pm
First full Saturday program after the break for Amma’s Tour.
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Guided IAM-35... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Mornings

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

Saturdays-Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

To attend morning programs, please call RSVP at 510-537-9417 the evening before.

Evenings

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans, Devotional singing
  • Closing prayers and Arati

Monday : 7:45 pm
Tuesday: 7:45 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:45 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 pm (or 4:45 pm in the Amrita Hall when there is a regular Saturday program)
Sunday: 7:00 pm