Ease the Pain

The main ingredient in our widely popular pain cream is comfrey oil.  Comfrey leaf has been used since Roman times, dating back thousands of years. This herb has been utilized in folk medicine throughout Europe and North America and has been widely cultivated. Comfrey Leaf is used externally for its uses as in healing wounds…

Welcome ZiZi

Fall is finally here and it is a time for the garden devas to slow down.  Though it appears to be slowing down we are busy in the apothecary making customized skincare products for our customers AND well, we welcomed a new family member.  Isn’t she precious?

Fresh from the Garden

Alex and I are leaving for a much deserved vacation but there was so much to do in the garden we literally spent the whole weekend harvesting.  Our current interns have a whole list of things to harvest while we are relaxing in cooler weather.   I fail to mention in our blogs that Ananda…

‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemicals to avoid

If you don’t want it in your body, then don’t put it on your skin. What’s in your skin and body care products? *Sourced from David Sukuzi Foundation Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including…

Take a tour of Ananda Village

Ananda Permaculture is located at Ananda Village, 1.5 hours outside of Sacramento in Nevada City in California.  We are up against the Tahoe National Forrest and not far from the Yuba River. You can read about our gardens here. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a beautiful video tour of…

Ananda World Market

Every year hundreds of people from all over the world gather for Spiritual Renewal Week at the Expanding Light Retreat for inspirational talks, meditation and so much more.  This year we added Ananda World Market which gave an opportunity for people to connect, shop and learn more about projects and communities outside of Ananda Village. For…

Fruitful Summer

We are bursting at the seams with delicious organic fresh fruit.  Our interns have been harvesting flowers, picking fruit and berries for our local markets.  Ananda Permaculture is certified organic!  Get your selection from Mother Trucker’s and Master’s Market.  Just look for our logo!

A day in the garden

Written By: Intern Amanda Mei, Yale University A life affirming, spirit-growing time at Permaculture. I have expanded my soul through interactions with Devadasi, the workers, and the plants. It is no ordinary feeling. In the morning, we began with a prayer. I led for the first time in remembrance of the warmth and sunshine provided…

Harvesting Chard

A repost from: Akemi Rico   Day 46. Got to spend some time touring the Ananda Village permaculture farm, and was lucky enough to be guided by Haley of Ananda Permaculture Camano Island, in Washington state! She’s passionate about farming and I can’t wait to visit.

Movie Clip: Sustainable Living in Harmony with Nature

Sustainable Living in Harmony with Nature Finding Happiness Movie Trailer Finding Happiness Movie.  While visiting a spiritual community in northern California an investigative journalist with a fair amount of skepticism and a dash of curiosity discovers that the key to finding happiness comes from within and when you change, everything changes. Provider: VisionFilms Director: Ted Nicolaou Running…