Gardening for Krishna and the devotees is one of the most important services performed by residents. We are blessed with a long growing season and nice sandy loam soil. By amending the soil using only simple natural substances, like cow dung and wood ash, one can grow an incredible variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes.

During the main growing season, we have several acres of vegetable production happening in the community garden near our main entrance. And many devotees have their own smaller gardens where you can often find them experimenting with different growing techniques.

Also, since 2017 New Talavan offers an annual permaculture design certification course, with three-hour classes every Saturday for three months. The course is free and open to the general public.

Some commonly grown plants in our area:

  • Squash
  • Rye
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Okra
  • Millet
  • Eggplant
  • Rice
  • Tomatoes
  • Many varieties of beans
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar Cane
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Melons
  • Figs
  • Cucumbers
  • Satsumas
  • Carrots
  • Pecans
  • Beets
  • Persimmons
  • Radishes
  • Dewberries and blackberries
  • All types of greens
  • And much, much more!