Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2009’

  • Total Health Mobile Unit Expands Its Reach

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    In the Northwest Region of Cameroon, most of the roads are still unpaved and in the rainy season these dirt roads turn into slippery mud-rivers. Without a rugged vehicle, travel can be dangerous or simply impossible. For the Total Health Mobile Unit, being able to …

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  • Energy Farming at the HI Allahabad campus in India

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    In 2000, the Himalayan Institute purchased a 30-acre campus on the banks of the Ganges River in North India to create an educational retreat center. This campus was originally developed to host an excursion of over 500 people from around the world to the Maha …

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  • Local Community Shows Support for Energy Farming at the Tibetan Settlements

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    Due to the heavy rains of the monsoon season, the 20-acre Energy Farming demonstration site at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement was completely overgrown with grass. This threatened to choke the young Pongamia seedlings which were planted earlier this year. The grass was so tall that …

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  • Community Radio in Kumbo

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    Up until 5 months ago, Kumbo had suffered from severe communication isolation—a city of 100,000 with no local TV or radio station. The Kumbo Development Organization in collaboration with the BBC has started a community radio station called Bui FM, and in only 5 months …

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  • 8,000 Pongamia Seedlings

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    The Energy Farming nursery at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement is currently growing over 8,000 pongamia seedlings. Tending to a nursery of this size requires lots of attention to ensure that the seedlings get the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients. During the summer, temperatures …

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