‘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…

Co-creating with devas

From the inception of Ananda Permaculture, the Forresters’ have consciously co-created with the devas in all aspects of the gardens from design to implementation. We have developed a way of working with the devas,  with the intention of manifesting abundance and harmony with all life. Extraordinary things happen when we co-create with Nature Intelligence!    

Parto Street Soap Company

There is no way to describe the vibrant life of a yogi living in a intentional community like Ananda Village, the location of Ananda Permaculture.  This diverse environment provides vast opportunities for us to teach in our facilities, gardens and experimentation projects.  We often host education programs for students from Living Wisdom School. We love…

Ananda Forest Garden

Devadasi Forrester talks about creating Ananda Village Sustainable Living Food Forest Permaculture project the 80 year old orchard continues to provide fruits for the community in the foreseeable future.  

Elderberry

Sambucus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. The various species are commonly called elder or elderberry.   Used for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995.      …