ISKCON New Talavan Community
Welcome to ISKCON New Talavan Community
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Temple President: His Grace Yogindra Vandana das Adhikari
31492 Anner Road • Carriere, Mississippi 39426 • 601-213-3586 •


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  Sustainable Organic Agriculture

New Talavan is a 1200-acre, 30-year-old spiritual community practicing sustainable organic agriculture and dairy farming, moving toward agricultural and economic self-sufficiency. Our spiritual master Srila Prabhupada instructed his followers and disciples to build self-sufficient farm communities practicing sustainable organic agriculture. His spiritual foresight revealed the end of the petroleum-based economy long before most people saw it coming. There is plenty of room for agricultural development at New Talavan. For an aerial view of the farm property, click this link (88-KB JPG file).

Organic Gardening Volunteers Program

Currently we are accepting applications for organic gardening and farming volunteers. We have a three-acre garden that needs care and maintenance, as well as working with our resident gardener for planning next season's crops and improvements. We have a year-round growing season, with only about a dozen light frosts per year. We also have lots of cows & oxen; we are currently milking two cows and training several oxen for plowing and other work.

As a volunteer, you would be able to pick a camping spot on our beautiful 1200 acre farm, and camp out while you stay. We provide showers, bathrooms and plentiful delicious vegetarian food. We also have a thriving Vedic temple and spiritual community. You would not be required to participate in temple services, but you would be required to observe spiritual principles while on the property: no intoxication, meat eating, illicit sex or gambling. Our motto is "Simple Living and High Thinking."

We would be delighted to have you as a volunteer to help us increase our gardening activities as we work toward sustainable agriculture and self-sufficiency. If you want to talk over the details, the best way would be to email the temple or call us at 601-213-3586 and we can chat.