Share your gardening skills, inspirations and plant-based dharma in this community online garden! We are now collecting your creative contributions for the Garden Share.
This online community garden is open to all and will come alive with your own gardening contributions.
You may enjoy a review of the past gardening months in a Northern country on a tour with Jan Enthoven through Karmê Chöling’s organic vegetable garden in early winter in Vermont:
It’s really an expression of how to make my life meaningful and enriching the life of the world around me.
Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener
Shambhala Garden Share will come alive with your creative offerings. It is meant as a playground for mindful gardeners in all growing zones and hemispheres. Several times a year we will ask for your input to make a seasonal gardening episode. Please send your gardening wisdom and activities of March-May 2022 in videos, photos, stories, tutorials, audio recordings, write-ups, poems, drawings or other media. Click here for more information how to submit your gardening pieces.
In our first episode that opened on May 31st, 2022, participants from Brazil, Ireland, Mexico and Vermont offered a colorful basket of garden pieces alongside a preview of a new video of Jan Enthoven’s spring gardening activities at Karmê Chöling.
You will be able to interact with other dharma gardeners via the online discussion forum, and if you are inspired to offer a presentation or facilitate a discussion with others, we would be delighted to host that for you on Zoom.
Once the episode is available you may look at it at your own leisure at any time. Zoom events will be announced to participants.
While drinking, while talking, while writing, while watering our garden, it’s always possible to practice living in the here and the now.
Thich Nhat Hahn
How to Participate
- Register for Shambhala Garden Share and simply enjoy the show
- Capture your own gardening experience in any format that can be posted online, such as photo, video or audio recording, text, slideshow, scans of garden sketches or paintings…
- Include your location, the date of your gardening piece and your name (or part of your name that may be mentioned).
- Send it to [email protected]
- Let us know if you would like to lead a Zoom meeting about a specific gardening topic any time between June and November 2022
What Kind of Gardening Pieces to Share
There are endless possibilities. Your pieces could be very simple, such as a photo of your garden with a description, or a short poem. Or they could be elaborate videos of gardening projects, tutorials, diaries and anything in between. And it doesn’t have to be perfect. Just share your joy!
Episode Schedule for 2022
May 31, 2022: Your garden shares of March-May 2022 and a video of Jan Enthoven’s organic spring gardening at Karmê Chöling, Vermont, USA (Growing Zone 4)
August 31, 2022: Your garden shares of June-August 2022 and a video of Jan Enthoven’s organic summer gardening at Karmê Chöling, Vermont, USA
November 31, 2022: Your garden shares of September-November 2022 and a video of Jan Enthoven’s organic fall gardening at Karmê Chöling, Vermont, USA