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This website aims to develop case studies of the development of farming practices and attendant transformations of local ecologies of defined blocks of land. Through these biographies of particular plots of land we are developing localised analyses of the wider historical trends in the political economy/ecology of the Northern Rivers.

Ajita Cozzi’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in New Govardhana | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Ajita Cozzi, Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on December 2, 2012. It contains reflections on The foundations of the community  | Growing food  | Eating  | Self-sufficiency  | The community  | The Hare Krishna community’s relationship with the outside My name is Ajita; and I manage the community. I came here in...

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Venu Gopal Das’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in New Govardhana | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Venu Gopal Das, Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on November 9, 2012. It contains reflections on Starting the community  | The history of the land  | The Cow Department  | Changes  | The spiritual role of food  | The future My name’s Venu Gopal Das, Gus. I’m currently and for probably the last four years I’ve...

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Madreya Das’s Story

By on Jul 1, 2013 in New Govardhana | 0 comments

The story is an edited version of a conversation between Matthew Daniel (Madreya), Hazel Ferguson and Tara Melis, on November 9, 2012. It contains reflections on Arriving at New Govardhana  |  The history of New Govardhana  | The WWOOFing program  | Sources of information  | Approach to growing food  | Self-sufficiency My name is Matthew Daniel, here they call me...

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