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. 

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7:00pm - 9:00pm
Scripture Class with Swamiji Swamiji will be explaining the Tattva Bodha from the Ancient vedic scripture Location : 10312 Amrita Lane Last minute changes are possible, please check the MA Center facebook page for updates. Tattva... more ›
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji Subject : Omkara Divya Porule Location : 10312 Amrita Lane Last minute changes are possible, please check the MA Center facebook page for updates. Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience,... more ›
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji Subject: Guru Gita
Location: South Bay
Please click here for more details. Last minute changes are possible, please check the ... more ›
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. This is the last Saturday evening program before Amma's fall programs. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM... more ›
9:00am - 12:00pm
The meditation session will start with guided IAM-35® meditation technique after which meditators are free to continue in their personal meditation practice of choice, ie, mantra japa, witness consciousness, meditation on one's chosen ideal, etc. Session will close with prayers for peace.
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A Multi-Day Event
Drop in and help as Amma’s Fall program approaches. There are plenty of opportunities to be of service​. Whatever your skills and abilities are, there is a seva for you​.
Lunch and chai are provided. Castro Valley BART pick up at 10 am. Please RSVP at 510-537-9417 x 447. Saturday, Nov 4th... more ›
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 ›
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Families or loved ones may not be together in an emergency, so it is important to plan in advance. Attend this highly interactive, two-hour workshop to learn how to be better prepared as an individual or family. Topics will include what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Discussions... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Morning Archana

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am and 7:15am

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

Saturdays-Sundays: 7:15am

  • 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.

Evening Bhajans

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

Monday : 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturday: Part of the regular Saturday program. If there is no Saturday program, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 pm