Cultivating Seeds of Mindfulness.The Happy Farm is a project of organic agriculture within a mindfulness practice community. Volunteers and retreatants in the Plum Village Meditation Practice Centre experience first-hand the interconnection between earth, rain, sun and seed with the hand and food of the farmer.
The farms in Upper Hamlet and Lower Hamlet use a variety of organic methods. The Happy Farms' volunteer teams practise mindfulness in our work as part of our vision of promoting wellbeing for individual, society and the earth.
The Happy Farm project is the concrete expression of Thich Nhat Hanh’s vision of meditation engaged with action in the particular area of sustainable and ethical food production. The project currently comprises two plots of organic vegetable cultivation within the Plum Village meditation practice centre.
We intend to demonstrate that productivity, environmental sustainability and personal happiness are not conflicting aims, but rather are three essential pillars leading to and strengthening each other.
The three main aims of the farm are:
To grow healthy organic vegetables for the Plum Village community;
To train people in applying the principles of mindfulness into a working environment;
To offer education in organic growing, sustainability and mindfulness practice.
We want to thank you for helping support us and making Thich Nhat Hanh's vision come to fruition. Without your support, your patronage all this would be impossible. THANK YOU.