Plum Village is very happy to have small, diversified, organic vegetable farms which supply the community with fresh organic produce. The Happy Farms actively promote mindfulness, community-building and sustainability. Those working on the farms (the “Happy Farmers”!) cultivate the land mindfully, and together with Plum Village monks and nuns, host retreats, experience weeks, guided tours, and workshops.
A short film “Happy Farmers” has been made about the Upper Hamlet Happy Farm, directed by by Barbora Kinkalová from the Czech Republic. The film shows the challenges and joys of organic farming in the monastery.