The Earth Salon, an initiative of Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective, presents
Jan Enthoven descends from a long line of Dutch fruit and vegetable growers. Passionate about the natural world, Mr. Enthoven visited Buddhist farmer-philosopher, Masanobu Fukuoka (author of The One Straw Revolution) during his travels through Asia in 1982. Inspired by Mr. Fukuoka’s approach, Jan implemented ecological farming methods on his 5-acre farm in the Netherlands and became organically certified in 1983.
Drawn to the Shambhala teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, Jan visited Karmê Chöling in Barnet, Vermont, in 1988. He became Karmê Chöling’s master gardener soon thereafter. Since that time, Karmê Chöling’s organic garden has drawn thousands of visitors, and Jan has mentored many garden enthusiasts.
He is currently looking for a successor to build onto his legacy.
The monthly Earth Salons are an initiative of the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective, and are curated and facilitated by Deborah Luscomb,
with occasional guest ‘experts’.
We appreciate your donation in any amount!
Any funds contributed will be used to offer honorariums to our guest speakers.
Previous Earth Salon recordings can be enjoyed here.