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Posts from the ‘Farm & Garden’ Category


GGF Ecosattvas Hunt Down the MOOP

Green Gulch Farm resident Ecosattvas woke up early on their sleep-in day on Friday, July 15, to embark upon a bodhisattva treasure hunt along the stretch of Highway One, writes farm manager Qayyum Johnson.

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Day in the Life: Seven Tiny Videos from SFZC

Enjoy these gentle Zen moments from our daily life at SFZC, from zazen to beekeeping to organic farming, accompanied by such delightful soundtracks as Rev. Tova Green performing Bach on her cello, students chanting as they prepare to eat a formal oryoki meal, and Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. (Each snippet ends with a brief credits sequence, so stay tuned.)


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Photos by Steph Wenderski Blank

Nurturing Zazen Mind through Apprenticeships

The Guest Program Plus a New Kitchen Program at Green Gulch

Expanding the options for residential training, the staff at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center are pleased to launch a new Kitchen Apprenticeship Program beginning in February 2016. The program will be offered three times a year in tandem with the periods of the continuing Guest Program Apprenticeship, launched last year. Read more


Season Wraps Up for Farm Apprentices

Last week the farm and garden apprentices completed their six-month program at Green Gulch Farm. Apprentices made up two-thirds of the farm crew, shown below with Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson. Thanks to all on this crew and the garden crew (not shown) for their hard work and practice this season! Read more


Early Fall News and Reflections from Green Gulch Farm

The lovely bird song of summer is now replaced by occasional bird calls and lots of industrious rustling in bushes and dry grasses. The hills are brown and water is scarce. The air is a little cooler with a suggestion of rain. Read more


Free Mulch Available from City Center

The City Center Garden received a great donation of mulch. As we have used as much as we need and there is still plenty to share, we would like to offer you as much mulch as you would like to take. Read more

(c) Sacaramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo

Retreating and Resetting at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Article by Jack Chang from the Sacramento Bee

In this article for a Sacramento newspaper, published earlier this month, Jack Chang describes his stay at our temple in Marin County, where he fell into the experience with beginner’s mind: Read more


Featured Photo, September 9

Photo by Romy Senderos

Roses gracing the garden at Tassajara, where the final days of guest season are approaching–this weekend. Read more


Featured Photo, September 2

Photo by David Silva

This exquisite photo of one of the many wild quail frequently seen around Green Gulch Farm is a reminder of the beauty that can be found in what is common. Read more


Clara House Families Enjoy a Day at Green Gulch

Last week, Green Gulch Farm welcomed families from Clara House for a day of fun in the country, including a tour, lunch and time at the beach. Read more