Category Archive for: ‘Energy Farming’

  • Building a Demonstration Farm

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    Over the past month, the Himalayan Institute Mexico’s plot of land has been transformed into an inviting and effective demonstration farm. After Arturo, a civil engineer from the Jonotla City Council, donated his time to create a design for the land, a team led by …

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  • Worm Composting with Everyday Materials

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    HI Mexico’s project in Jonotla focuses on teaching sustainable, organic agriculture techniques. Many farmers in Jonotla and around the world depend on chemical fertilizers and pesticides in order to maintain high crop yields. However, in the long run these chemicals rob the land of its …

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  • Traditional Medicine in Mexico

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    Jonotla, whose name means “the place where the jonote tree abounds,” is the new home of the Himalayan Institute Mexico. The HIM staff found it quite fitting to discover that the jonote is an important tree known for its healing properties. When a bit of …

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  • Breaking Ground in Jonotla, Mexico

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    After having arrived in Jonotla only one week before, the Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) start up team has successfully acquired a plot of land on which to begin its Energy Farming project. The one acre plot is only a twenty minute walk from the center …

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  • Mahua Trees in Allahabad, India

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    The Himalayan Institute campus in Allahabad, India has been used to test different techniques and crops for the Energy Farming program since 2006 when the first pongamia trees were planted on its land. The most recent addition to the Allahabad campus is the Mahua tree …

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  • HI Mexico Takes Off

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    In December 2009, Humanitarian Projects Manager Jeff Abella and Project Coordinator Cheryl Malkoun traveled to Mexico and secured office space in metropolitan Puebla and farmland in the rural mountain town of Jonotla. This trip was a culmination of two years’ worth of scouting trips and …

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  • About HI Community Centers

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    Click on the image below to watch a video about the Himalayan Institute Community Centers.

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  • Khen Rinpoche Visits Honesdale

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    This past month the Himalayan Institute was honored to host Khen Rinpoche Tsetan, abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in southern India. The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama who is the 2nd highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama. Following …

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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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