20 Jan 2024

The Holy Isle community had a very productive year in 2023, but sadly also bid farewell to Alec and Dolkar, two of our longest serving volunteers, who looked after the organic veg gardens at the south end of Holy Isle for over 20 years.                                                                                                                                  

We would like to explore the possibility of taking on this garden to anyone interested.                                                                                                              
The gardens and living situation are attached to the Inner Light women's retreat at the south end of the Holy Isle and are an oasis of calm with huge potential. The gardens have been largely untended through 2023 and will need the love and care of some industrious, practical folk to bring them back to life.                                                                                                                               
The successful applicant/s (couples are welcome to apply) would need to be Buddhist, or at least very favourably inclined, to have some experience in vegetable gardening (you don't need to be an expert), enjoy the quiet life, and available to live on-site for the whole of the 2024 season (April through October), with a view to a longer term stay. Some building skills would also be a plus. The capacity to be self-reliant and dedicated will be key to taking on this opportunity.                                                                                                            
To find out more please contact the Director of the Holy Isle Project, Karma Zangpo: manager@holyisle.org

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