Category Archive for: ‘Energy Farming’

  • Second Training Program Complete, HI Mexico Demonstrates Operational Independence

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    A milestone in Himalayan Institute community center history has been achieved! For the first time, a major training course was organized and taught completely by local staff. In December 2010, 9 more students graduated from the second round of HI Mexico’s Sustainable Agriculture Training program, …

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  • La Feria

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    Once a year, the town of Jonotla holds a huge celebration called La Feria. The festival commemorates the miraculous appearance of an image of the Virgin Mary on the mountainside above the town. People from all over Mexico journey by bus, bicycle, horse, and foot …

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  • Trees For Tibet

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    The Himalayan Institute is excited to announce the official launch of the new Trees For Tibet project. Our goal is to plant 100,000 pongamia trees in the Tibetan refugee settlements by the end of 2012. That’s two years to raise enough funds to provide one …

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  • Tour of the Humanitarian Demonstration Garden

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    Energy Farming Program Consultant, Amanda Masters gives a tour of the demonstration garden in the US, which models several of the plants and techniques used in the Energy Farming projects around the world. Click on the image below to watch the video:

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  • Sustainable Solar Thermal Energy

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    The Himalayan Institute is proud to announce the installation of the largest solar thermal hot water system in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Last spring, the Himalayan Institute received a grant from the state of Pennsylvania for $51,000 to cover half the cost of a solar thermal …

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  • Distributing Pongamia Seedlings

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    After many months spent establishing a successful demonstration plot and nursery, the Himalayan Institute has finally begun to put pongamia tree seedlings into the hands of Tibetan farmers. Over the past two weeks, 3,000 ready-to-plant seedlings were distributed in 12 villages. In general, the biggest …

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  • Controlled Environments for High Production

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    Located high in the mountains along the gulf coast of Mexico, Jonotla—hometown of the Himalayan Institute Mexico—experiences rain year round. Moist air is carried over the continent from the ocean which then condenses in the mountains and falls as rain and fog, right at the …

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  • From Plants to Pills

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    The Total Health Center in Kumbo, Cameroon now creates its own high quality herbal medicine in pill form. Thanks to the new encapsulating machine, herbs grown locally by the Energy Farming program can be turned into standardized pills. This new technology will help to make …

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  • Biofertilizer at HI Mexico

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    Biofertilizer is a type of fermented liquid fertilizer that is packed with energy, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms. A technique learned from local Energy Farming staff at the Himalayan Institute Mexico, this is now one of the core types of fertilizer promoted through the Energy Farming …

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  • Rabgayling Settlement Update

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    The Rabgayling Settlement is a small community of just a few thousand residents, most of whom are farmers. While walking to and from the farms, people greet each other with a salute-like wave and broad smiles. In a small town like this, everyone knows everyone …

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