Lesmahagow, a quiet village near Glasgow, founded by monks in the 12th century is again home to monks but of a different order. In 1987 Hare Krishna monks moved into a humble property here, and began to develop an ambitious program and turned the site into a state-of-the-art Eco Farm.
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP, Michael McCann, opened the Farm’ this week. Michael was guest of honour at the event, which was also attended by Margaret Morton and Susan Haughey, Deputy Lord Lieutenants of Lanarkshire, local councillors Alec McInnes and George Greenshields and many local and national guests.
Environmentalists along with devotees from Bhaktivedanta Manor and Hindus community representatives also attended the event and saw demonstrations of various sustainable technologies including solar thermal panels, air source heat pumps, wind turbines, and biomass energy centre. The site also includes a walled garden where the monks grow vegetables and fruits, as…
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