About The Farm

Eightfold Farms is located on a beautiful stretch of land overlooking the Red River, and its 174 acres feature hayfields, a fishing lake, and many trails and paths to explore. This land was purchased in 2015 by Hanna Gamble and Carol Gamble, and their dream was to create a farm that embodies the spirit and tenets of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This desire led to what is now Eightfold Farms, a place for community involvement and communing with nature.

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Our vision & inspiration

The name “Eightfold Farms” comes from Hanna’s belief in the Buddhist traditions of the four noble truths and the eightfold path to enlightenment. Hanna first learned about Buddhism in 2010 when she opted to take Buddhism as an elective course during her studies at Tulane. This class introduced her to the concept of mindfulness which allowed her to begin experiencing life to the fullest and remain unaffected by the challenges of life.

The Four Noble Truths

  • number 1

    Ordinary Life brings about suffering

  • number 2

    The origin of suffering is attachment

  • number 3

    The cessation of suffering is attainable

  • Number 4

    There is an eightfold path to the cessation of suffering

The Eightfold path

The Path, preached by Lord Buddha to his disciples, provides a practical guideline to ethical and mental development by freeing one from attachments and delusions. This paves the way to the quest for truth, and the eight factors combine together to stand on the threshold of the transcendent attainments.

The Eightfold path

The Path, preached by Lord Buddha to his disciples, provides a practical guideline to ethical and mental development by freeing one from attachments and delusions. This paves the way to the quest for truth, and the eight factors combine together to stand on the threshold of the transcendent attainments.

The Gambles

CAROL GAMBLE
Carol, the co-owner of Eightfold Farms, graduated from LSU with a B.A. in General Studies. She founded the company Little Partners, which sells her patented design, the Learning Tower.
HANNA GAMBLE
Hanna, the co-owner of Eightfold Farms, graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Science and Management. She is an avid English horseback rider, and a lover of the outdoors and animals.