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The Living Water Farm

by admin on March 1st, 2012
“It’s best to be like water, nurturing the ten thousand things…”

This text is from an old sage who lived in Asia during the 6th century.  We often read this during our Sunday night Zen prayers at the Myra House. As we hear the sound of the waterfall in the garden, my meditation draws me to see into the real essence of water: to nourish all to the end with an unyielding drive.

Just as water follows its own nature to nourish, the Myra House has continued to pursue its dream set out a dozen years ago: “to advocate a simple, organic way of living by building up sustainability and adopting ecological principles.” The year 2012 marks a new beginning for the Myra House.  Today, it offers the “Living Water Farm” to friends and patrons who have dearly supported Ecoterra Health Market for the last four years.

With the primary focus of carrying certified organic products, we envisioned the health market as a co-op with ones who believe in our cause and strive to live a healthy lifestyle. We reduced costs by picking up produce with a small SUV.  We attempted to access locally grown produce by partnering with local farms. We hoped that this locally based health market would benefit community members. Keeping up the best quality, such as trimming leaves and vigilantly restocking fresh avocados, was not hard labor. But balancing all this in addition with the heavy operation responsibility was a big challenge.  Running the market with our restrained income was very difficult. And as you all know, sadly, the market did not survive.

As we let go of the residual feeling of despair over closing down the store, our passion was rekindled by the “Living Water Farm,” a newly designed farm on the north-east corner of the Myra House. This farm project became possible thanks to our current residents’ unwavering commitment.  Furthermore, some young adults from WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) have joined us to help out and learn ecological farming practices.

Convinced that our choice of crops has significant consequences for both our human health and the planet, we have converted our own land from a pleasant landscape to a sustainable source of life. In addition to reusing discarded carbon boxes, newspapers, green waste and recycled plastics, this farm will incooperate 8 feature of sustainable farm practice. You can know more detail, and see scenes of progress by visiting our Living Water Farm page.  Thank you so much for all of your support!

-The Sung and Myra House Family

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