Visitors from around the world who visit Karmê Chöling to attend meditation retreats are magnetized by the beauty and magic of our garden. Hundreds of different varieties, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, and mushrooms, are propagated each year by our dedicated staff. Produce from the garden supplies our retreat kitchen during the growing season and beyond, and also supplies local households through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. In 2016 we produced nearly six tons of food from our one acre using organic methods. Our kitchen attempts to source locally-produced food as much as possible. A wide array of annual and perennial flowers attracts a plethora of pollinators and are used in Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging. We train the future generation through our 6-month residential Garden Apprenticeship Program.