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…

St. John’s Wort

Harvesting, preparing and infusing St. John’s Wort

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.  


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.      …