Resilient Gardening: Autumn Workshop

with Master Gardener Jan Enthoven

September 18 - 20

Navigating our place in the climate crisis is often a source of great anxiety, but also a powerful opportunity for growth and change.

You are invited to join master gardener Jan Enthoven and a dedicated team of leaders for this exploration of growing and resiliency.

This program combines practical regenerative gardening techniques with deep meditation training to directly address the debilitating anxiety and hopelessness arising with the impending ecological and social breakdown that climate change brings.

You will gain new skills and insight you can ‘take home’ with you  as you work to plant the seeds of regenerative agriculture and a deeper connection to the Earth through meditation.

Note: This is the second of two workships this season on the same theme. You may come to one or both. There are no prerequisites for either program.
Scholarships may be available soon for this program. Please check back soon for updates.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3:00pm-6:00pm on September 18, 2020 to check in and get settled. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins promptly at 7:30pm. The program ends around 4:30pm on September 20th.


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.


About Master Gardener Jan Enthoven

Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener, descends from a long line of Dutch fruit and vegetable growers. Interested in organic farming since childhood, Mr. Enthoven visited renowned Buddhist farmer-philosopher, Masanobu Fukuoka during his travels through Asia in 1982. Inspired by Mr. Fukuoka’s approach, Jan embraced ecological farming methods, and his farm became organically certified in 1983.

Drawn to the Shambhala teachings, Jan visited Karmê Chöling in 1988. Delighted by the people and landscape of Vermont, he agreed to be Karmê Chöling’s master gardener. Since that time, Jan’s organic garden has drawn thousands of visitors, and Jan has mentored many garden enthusiasts. He teaches garden internships for new and experienced gardeners and has written articles for newspapers and magazines.

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