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13 November 2007
On 13 November 2007 Radish Magazine reported:
The Maharishi University Organic Farm offers students in the sustainable living programme at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA practical experience in the field of organic agriculture, and also provides fresh, pure food to the school.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of environment.
The article reported that the university's sustainable living programme is 'the first of its kind in the nation'. As part of the programme, students have the opportunity to work at the Maharishi University Organic Farm.
Steve McLaskey is the director of the farm and a biology professor at Maharishi University of Management. 'The 10-acre farm and its three greenhouses—two on campus and one off—provide the biology professor a place to teach his students about sustainable organic agriculture outside the traditional classroom,' the article stated.
The farm was 'founded . . . in 2003 after the decision was made to serve only organic foods on campus', the article reported.
The article reported that according to Professor McLaskey, Maharishi University of Management 'was the first university in the U.S. to serve all organic foods . . . and Yale University followed suit a year later'.
The farm has been successful. 'At the peak of a particularly good season', the article stated, 'the farm's small staff of 10 workers can harvest enough food to supply the dining halls with about 80 percent of what they need for the organic, all-vegetarian meals provided to students.'
The article reported that the farm's produce is harvested when ripe and bursting with flavor. According to the article, Professor McLaskey 'believes that the unmatched taste of organic, properly ripened fruits and vegetables will lead people back to healthier food ways.'
'That's my experience here,' the article quoted him as saying. 'When people taste our cherry tomatoes ripe from the vine, they say, ''Wow! You just can't get something like that at the store.'''
Global Good News comment:
The University's organic farm uses Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture principles. In addition to avoiding toxic chemicals, this approach enlivens the plant's inner intelligence, so that the vegetables have maximum nutritional value and promote growth in consciousness.
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