Category Archive for: ‘Energy Farming’

  • Agriculture seminar in Kishong

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    On April 26 Lilian Gupie, Energy Farming Program Leader, taught a free 3-hour long seminar at the Energy Farming campus in Kishong village. 39 people attended, including students and local farmers. The seminar, titled “An Introduction to Organic Agriculture,” sought to raise awareness about the …

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  • Plant a tree for Arbor Day

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    More than a tree Plant a pongamia tree and help regenerate depleted soil, slow climate change and provide a renewable source of income for Tibetan refugees. It is an American tradition each spring for schoolchildren to come home with a small pine or maple sapling …

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  • Volunteer in Mexico!

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    Spend a month in Jonotla, Mexico volunteering at the Himalayan Institute’s community center while learning about sustainable agriculture. The Sustainable Farming Apprenticeship includes hands-on labor on the HI demonstration farm, such as terrace building, advanced composting, companion planting, and water management systems. Your work will provide …

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  • Planting Seeds in Honesdale

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    Despite the continued presence of snow on the ground and ice among the tree branches, a few sunny days have allowed the gardening crew to get a head start on the planting season. The first batch of seeds has been planted in anticipation of the …

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  • Training the Trainers at HI Mexico

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    At the beginning of March, HI Mexico hosted a special three-day workshop to train another local non-profit organization in organic growing methods. The local branch of Fondo para Niños de México, which is the Mexican arm of ChildFund International, found out about HI Mexico’s work …

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  • Water Wells for Health and Irrigation

    With generous support from the Buffalo Arts Studio the Himalayan Institute Cameroon was able to complete its first community water project: the installation of two public wells in the villages of Kishong and Jakiri. Using completely local talent and resources, from rural engineer to construction …

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  • The Sweetness of Honey

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s School of Energy Farming promotes sustainable agriculture methods that support farmers in becoming self-reliant and more productive. Beekeeping is an agricultural technique with numerous benefits: the bees pollinate the crops which improves the harvest and the honey they produce is valuable both …

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  • Join Us in Mexico!

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    Join us… for this exciting opportunity to explore remote regions of Mexico and visit our community center in Jonotla, Mexico. Space is very limited. To learn more, call us at 800-822-4547 (press 4) or click here. You can also join our humanitarian staff for a …

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  • Making Doje

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    To promote our Trees for Tibet campaign, we created a short stop-motion animation about a Tibetan farmer named Doje. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of that video: If you never got a chance to “Meet Doje”, check out the video here: For …

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  • Energy Farming at the Tibetan Settlements

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    Check out this new video about our work at the Tibetan Settlements: To help plant more trees and create jobs for the Tibetan people, visit TreesForTibet.org!

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