Volunteering at the Satsang Homa Farm, Curacavi, Chile

Juan Rodríguez and Karina Ohme, the Guardians of Satsang, a farm where Homa Therapy is practiced, wrote:

Building together an Ark of Love and Service
With each new volunteer who participates in Satsang, we feel that we are being revealed more and more our deepest purpose, as well as the relevance of creating these "Arks" through the world, spaces of re-encounter with Nature, with ourselves and with the sacred legacy of the Vedas, the Agnihotra. We are deeply grateful of the beautiful experiences we live with each volunteer, their teachings, learning, joys and friendship … Thank you!

Sharon, Belgium:
    “Before coming, I knew nothing about Agnihotra. It was my first experience and I like it a lot. I really think this is something for me, I would like to continue on that. Thanks for learning it. But also, thanks for all the things that I’ve learned here, like making cow dung cookies, making a compost, the biosol, to live with less Wi-Fi and more talks to people. I think that in my future, I would like to be like you, I like this life so much. Eat organic and vegan / vegetarian, so much respect for the Nature, the Agnihotra, everything!

These were my last 2 weeks in Chile, and they were also some of the best. I’m so happy that I could come here!"
(Sharon is the first left in the photo, along with Juan Rodriguez and Antonie of France)

Antonie, France:
       “When I arrived, I was surprised by the place for being like a hidden place, the greatness of the plot and the simplicity with which you live. That in a good way. To be honest, I was a little scared with the 15 minutes of internet per day, but I learned to fill my days with observation and listening. I’ve learned super things, about the vegetable garden, the forest and especially about Agnihotra”.

Baptiste, France (photo left)
  “This is my first experience in meditation and vegetarian and organic food and I love it.” 

Iratxe and Jacob, Spain:
     “Finding you has enlivened our faith in humanity. We run away searching for conscience, we travel looking for it and 6 days before returning to our lives we found and understood its true meaning: HERE. Thanks for share EVERYTHING you are. These days have been for us a gift from the Universe, to reconnect, to find new connections, to discover, to experience, to eat. Another alternative way of life, different from the one we are forced to live, is possible. Thank you for contribute to the path of search of this form of life, with which we feel us identified and to which, experience after experience, transformation after transformation, unlearning after unlearning … we will arrive. You are already part of our trip.”

Photos above and to the right:
The volunteers, together with Juan and Karina, are working, learning, sharing and enjoying their stay in Satsang, a healthy, loving and saturated environment with the transformative energies of the healing HOMA fires.

Advances of Homa Farming in Satsang Farm, Curacavi, Chile

by Carolina Morales Pavez,
Agricultural Engineer

      The development of organic Homa farming in the Satsang farm,  located in Curacaví-Chile, has had important advances in respect to the agro-ecological design developed by Karina Ohme and Juan José Rodrigues.

      This involves aspects on biological adaptation of the agro-ecosystem through the establishment of a greater diversity of species, in addition to the functional and native flora, the medicinal and aromatic herbs and horticultural crops, important for food. Continue reading “Advances of Homa Farming in Satsang Farm, Curacavi, Chile”

Homa Ecological Farming Workshop at Technology Center For Sustainability, Santiago, Chile

 By Carolina Morales Pavez, Agricultural Engineer

       The Technological Center for Sustainability (CTS) invited the ‘Quintuple Sendero’ (Fivefold Path) Foundation to hold a workshop on Homa Ecological Farming, in its dependencies in the community Buin – situated in the Metropolitan Region. Continue reading “Homa Ecological Farming Workshop at Technology Center For Sustainability, Santiago, Chile”

Canchones Agricultural Experimental Station of Arturo Prat University, Iquique, Chile

 By Carolina Morales Pavez,
Agronomist

During the Spring-Summer season in 2006 – 2007 at the Canchones Experimental Station, belonging to the Arturo Prat University of Iquique-Chile, an experiment was carried out with the cultivation of melon (Cucumis melo, cultivar Arava), under two systems of cultivation: Homa Agriculture and Conventional Agriculture (use of agrochemicals). In this sector, the records under the conventional production system indicate that this crop takes between 5 to 6 months to be ready for harvesting and marketing.


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Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium

Award for Development of Homa Ecological Agriculture in First Symposium for Family Agriculture

   
The Agricultural Development Institute (INDAP), of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture
, organized on 6 and 7 September 2017, the 1st Symposium on Agro-ecology for Family Agriculture. Recognition was given for the creativity and effort to those small farmers and/or their organizations, which develop agro-ecological production systems in the country’s agricultural food sector. Continue reading “Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium”

Organic Certification for ‘Satsang’ Homa Farm, Curacaví, Chile

Satsang is part of the Organization of Organic Producers of Curacaví
        On Friday, May 5th, Curacaví, OPOC’s Internal Control Officer, Sebastián Morales, visited the Satsang farm to verify on the ground that it meets the requirements of the Chilean regulations to be declared an organic farm. During the inspection, Sebastián Morales approved of the organic Homa cultivation techniques that are used in Satsang, a farm that last year was registered with OPOC in Chile.

       The following weekend, on Sunday, May 14th, members of the Forest Guard Network, led by Isidora Huici and Fabián Guerrero, visited the Satsang farm to harvest seeds of native Chilean trees, such as Boldo, Quillay and Peumo, to help reforesting the hills affected by forest fires in Chile last summer.
      At the time, the volunteers of the Network also took Agnihotra ash to mix with the seeds, helping their healthy and vigorous germination and growth.
(Photographs: courtesy of Fabián Guerrero)

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Irma Castillo, Calama Valley, Antofagasta Region, Chile

       Mrs. Irma Castillo, a small farmer from the Calama Valley, Antofagasta Region, Chile, has been involved in organic farming programs since 2013. One year ago, she came to know about the Homa Farming Super-technology. And from that moment she started with the discipline of the Agnihotra Fire on her farm. Here she has an exclusive place to practice the fire, which is located next to the greenhouse. Everything produced in this place is for family consumption. She applies concepts of functional diversity, practices daily at sunrise and sunset the Agnihotra Fire and applies Homa bio-fertilizers, such as Agnihotra Ash solution, Agnihotra ash directly on the soil and sprays the Homa bio-fertilizer Gloria Biosol. With this, Mrs. Irma produces the necessary vegetables, herbs, etc. for her family and friends to whom she gives freely from her production.

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Homa Farming in Curacavi, Chile

Ms. Karina Ohme from Curacavi, Chile tells her experience of the Amazing recovery of almond and fig trees with Homa Therapy
     In March 2013, we realized a long awaited dream: ‘Satsang,’ a beautiful farm with native forest, silence and harmony, located a few kilometers outside Santiago de Chile.
     We started immediately to perform the Homa Fires and we have seen a surprising recovery of the old fruit trees. René, (photo right picking almonds), our gardener, who lives and works on this plot since 19 years, was surprised to see the almonds loaded with fruits this summer. Just two years ago, his suggestion was to cut them, since they were full of downy mildew and partially moth-eaten, practically dry and without giving any almonds.
(see photo below left)

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Homa Garden in Cochiguaz, Elqui Valley, Chile

      Cecilia and Francisco Fernandez, reporting their HOMA garden success in spite of living in an extreme climate:
"Dear friends, here some photos of our fruits such as peaches, grapefruit, apples, chestnuts, walnuts, figs and tunas. They are in full production with the help of Homa Therapy and despite the very high temperatures. We have seen how the peach trees have improved with continued application of Agnihotra ash. 
Loving greetings from Cochiguaz, Elqui Valley, Chile"
   (see photos this page)