"Nazirmoreh brought those drawn to Nazirmoreh as students, out of worldly life and instructed them by up-leveling or revealing esoteric truths hidden in conventionally accepted spiritual writings. The community subsequently went into the wilderness to live a secluded life, learn from nature and grow spiritually. Such was the path of spiritual communities in days of old…"
excerpt from Rev. Nazirmoreh (ABRD) - A Biographical Account - Purple Veil  Newsletter 4/94

"I
n our quest for spiritual attainment, we harmonize the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our being - to bring it into "at-one-ment". We live a simple, monastic, community life. We reside at our monastery; Nahziryah Monastic Community, Retreat for Meditation and Holistic Living, where we do organic gardening to help sustain the Community's dietary needs. We work hard, study, meditate…"  excerpt from The Order 

THE ORGANIC GARDENS/
GARDENING
(1999 - 2002)

The Reverend Nazirmoreh (All Blessings and Respect Due) has established a very lively and beautiful organic container & raised bed garden on decks & ground at Nahziryah Monastic Community here on the mountain top. It features an abundance of recycled car/truck/tracker tires, 5 lbs. plastic buckets and olive containers, and all else which the Community has salvaged/saved from street, dumpster and sympathetic car/truck/tracker repair and supply shop owners over the years. These recycled planters, placed throughout the main living quarters, resemble vibrantly painted mandalas - circles here, rows & squares there, and balance artistically maintained everywhere. Rocks (found in abundance on this part of the globe) have also been used to creatively line, enclose & accent the various planter groupings.



Nothing with pesticides or other harmful, unnatural chemicals are used. All natural sources are utilized - from non-hybrid seed, to non-chemical insect control, to all-organic plant  food & soil nutrients, and so on. The holistic garden practices established by the Reverend include: Organic composting, crop rotation, companion and perennial vegetable planting, observing lunar planting cycles, rain water collection in rain barrels, recycling  household water to water the plants, making/enriching/expanding the soil**, edible landscaping and more.

**One of the unique practices brought forth by Reverend Nazirmoreh is the soil production. Numerous all-organic meals, manures, minerals (from land & sea) - are combined with various grades of soil (from clay & rocky to dark & fine, along with the soil from the previous years' gardens); leaves (perhaps hundreds of bags collected yearly for use here as well as for mulching, etc.); stones; sand; sawdust; wood ash (collected from the Community's wood burning stoves for heating and cooking); recycled cardboard (hand torn into small pieces); tree bark; twigs; and much love. These ingredients are combined, a garden cart at a time, in specific measured proportions. Then each cart of this 'special formula blend' is shoveled into the grinders (these bright red grinders stand about 4 feet tall). The result is a rich soil blend which goes to refill the planters and expand the garden. This process begins in late winter and carries over into early summer and throughout the planting season. One must be at the Monastery to receive a fuller view...

Some (but not all) vegetables and herbs planted?…

Tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, carrots, parsnips, burdock, potatoes, turnips, beets, okra, radishes, parsley, chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, string beans, salsify, kohlrabi, lovage, basil, comfrey, arugala, asparagus, leek, feverfew, angelica, stevia, lemon balm, mint, pumpkins, summer & winter squash, melons, shallots, onions, egyptian onions, chives, garlic, day lilies, nasturtiums, sun potatoes*… and more. (*Sun potatoes can grow over 10 feet tall and are perennial,  blossoming with bright yellow sunflower-like petals in late summer - with a warming harvest of abundant potato-like tubers starting late fall, throughout the winter and until early spring --- they really enjoy growing abundantly here on the mountain top.)

And the cultivated fruit and
nut trees/ shrubs?…

Intermingled in the garden areas, as well as out in the fields -  peach, pear, apple, cherry, plum, apricot, fig, almond, pecan, walnut, honey berry, strawberry, boysenberry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry…

Growing wild in field, forest & stream (foraged for use in numerous ways) include…

Wild cherries, delicious persimmons, mulberries, blackberries, wild plums, may apples, wild strawberries, black walnuts in abundance, pecans, hickory nuts,  chestnuts, acorns, wild onions, wild garlic, dock, sorrel, plantain, wintercress, violet leaves, scented goldenrod, sumac, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, sassafras, dandelion, maple leaves, wild carrots, pine needles, grass, tree sap, fungus, and more are delightfully discovered as we travel on...

From here?

     The harvest is utilized fresh; dried; powdered into seasoning blends; bottled; stored…

and all ways shared!

LIVING HOLISTICALLY...
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Reverend Nazirmoreh K. B. Kedem, Nahziryah Monastic Community
Nazir Path 970 MC 5029, Saint Joe, AR 72675
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