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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Thursday
Apr
02
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Celebrate Passover at M. A. Center San Ramon on Thursday, April 2nd   Please join us for a traditional Seder Ceremony and Potluck Dinner.  The start time is 5:00 pm on the balcony in Amrita Hall.  Bring a dish to share.   RSVP via email to ... more ›
Friday
Apr
03
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hanuman Jayanthi Puja, Friday, 7:30 PM, Main House Puja Room This ceremony is in celebration of the Birthday of Lord Hanuman. “In Hanuman, the great devotee of Lord Rama, one can find a beautiful blending of both masculine and feminine qualities. He did everything in the name of Rama, his beloved... more ›
Saturday
Apr
04
6:00am - 8:00am
The Homa on Saturday, April 4th at ​6:00 am will be performed by Bri. Rema Devi   Attendance is available​ only​ to those who are registered.  All registrations support Amma's humanitarian activities.​    During this special Homa the following pujas will be performed:   - Maha Ganapathy - If... more ›
Saturday
Apr
04
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›
Sunday
Apr
05
10:00am - 1:00pm
Easter Sunday Puja with Music held in the Main House Puja Room, followed by a Potluck Brunch and Chai - Please bring something to share. "Jesus Christ set an unforgettable example of how to respond. He let his body be tortured and crucified, and even when He was dying on the cross, Christ prayed... more ›
Saturday
Apr
11
9:30am - 3:30pm
Two separate workshops with Vimal – attend one or both. Class size will be limited so reserve your spot.   Acrylic Painting Saturday, April 11th at Creekside, 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.  $45.00      Workshops will include instruction in drawing and acrylic painting techniques.  Students will work from... more ›
Saturday
Apr
11
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›
Sunday
Apr
12
10:00am - 1:00pm
Two separate workshops with Vimal – attend one or both. Class size will be limited so reserve your spot.   Acrylic Painting Saturday, April 11th at Creekside, 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.  $45.00      Workshops will include instruction in drawing and acrylic painting techniques.  Students will work... more ›
Monday
Apr
13
A Multi-Day Event
GreenFriends Farm is a part of the humanitarian activities of the Embracing The World Charities run by the M.A. Center.  GreenFriends Farm's mission is to advance innovation and integration of ecologically-conscious farming and land management practices through education and demonstration.   April... more ›
Saturday
Apr
18
10:00am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: ... more ›

All are warmly invited to join in our daily spiritual practices at the Main House.

Mornings

Mondays-Saturdays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn to the Divine Mother, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Guided Integrated Amrita Meditation - IAM: 7:45am

Evenings

  • Chant, Guru Stotram
  • Devotional singing, bhajans
  • Closing, arati and prayers
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm