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Harvesting Festival

This year residents of the eco-village Visnyeszéplak and people from the homestead region of Ópusztaszer have also participated in the harvesting festival of Krishna Valley. Mostly the mower pulled by oxen attracted the people of other eco-villages. Therefore, besides the scythe one could also get some experience how oxen and men work together.

The two groups of Ópusztaszer and Visnyeszéplak did the best scything; the stubble they left behind was the nicest. 🙂

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Participating in a Conference on Farming and Cow-protection in England

The conference was originally initiated by Krishna Valley, Hungary and from then on every year a different ISKCON farming community hosts this event.

The aim of this programme is to share experience and practical knowledge as well as ideas of beneficial projects. This year the Bhaktivedanta Manor, a place about 30 kilometres from London gave home to the program. It is a very special estate as George Harrison, the famous Beatles guitarist donated it to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1973, almost 40 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on Great Variety of Eco Villages

So many houses, so many customs. And thereby, so many eco villages, so many varieties. Although the greatest expectation from eco- villages is their environment saving lifestyle, according to our experience without collective ideological basis and functional social relations, that is to say, without a real community the system is unsustainable, where most likely people will be unhappy. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet your Meat

Meet your MeatIf slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian – this is the most important message on the website www.meat.org of the American organisation named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The site is created to show, in a straightforward but shocking way, how animals are neglected, tortured, kept in filthy conditions, and slaughtered often in painful ways to produce meat consumed by people all over the world.

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Eco Valley Project at the Copenhagen Climate Summit

RKPIt was reported that about nine devotees were arrested while chanting Hare Krishna outside the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. However, it should also be remembered that ISKCON had another type of presence at the Conference—with a much more fortunate outcome. Read the rest of this entry »

Film about Eco Valley Program

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filmWatch the 3-minute promotion of our Eco gatherings might and feel the. Valley film.

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Vegetarianism would Increase the Chance for Mankind's Long-term Survival

janezBy giving this interview the president of Slovenia, Dr Janez Drnovsek has for the first time expressed a message to people: it is high time to start thinking about unimaginable brutality that man is inflicting upon animals.

Source: Svoboditev Zivali

Short Questions – Short Answers about Krishna Valley

1.              Name, location and size of your community?
Krishna Valley
Somogyvámos, Hungary
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Second Sustainability Conference

plakat_kiskep_100x100We would like to warmly welcome everyone to a conference regarding various procedures and options of reducing ecological footprint. This conference will be held in Krishna Valley on behalf of the Eco Valley Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »

Krishna Valley: Why Do We Need Spiritiual Farm Communities?

gaurasakti_prWe may wonder how the devotees began building Krishna Valley in Hungary, which now attracts 30,000 tourists per year. And why did these young people turn to natural and simple life-style? What is the mission of this community? Gaura-Sakti Das, the president of ISKCON’s Krishna Valley community, answers these questions to the Krishna Valley Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.