Category Archive for: ‘Energy Farming’

  • Origins of the Himalayan Institute, Tibetan Collaboration

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    The seed of the Himalayan Institute Tibetan Community Center vision was planted in winter 2007, when an Institute member introduced the HI Community Center concept to representatives of the Tibet Fund, an independent US-based nonprofit organization that works closely with the Central Tibetan Administration and …

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  • Growing Medicine

    Together, the School of Energy Farming and the Total Health Center are bringing the healing benefits of medicinal herbs to the people of Kumbo. Energy Farming has expanded its cultivation of medicinal herbs to include turmeric, brahmi, calendula, echinacea, isabgol (psyllium), and ashwagandha. Once harvested, …

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  • Arrival of Supplies and New Services

    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon celebrated the arrival of a 20-foot shipping container from Guangzhou, China bearing tools and equipment for the development of HIC programs, particularly for the School of Energy Farming and School of Carpentry and Construction. With the arrival of the container’s contents, …

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  • Planting a Biodiesel Nursery

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    On March 22nd P.S. Reddy, project manager for the Energy Farming Pilot Project at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement, finished the planting of 10,000 seeds of pongamia pinnata. Many members of the project’s founding group were there to assist in the work. Rigden, Rabgayling’s Agricultural Extension …

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  • Energy Farming Plants New Seeds

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    On July 28, 2008 the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA hosted Professor Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Central Tibetan Administration (the official Tibetan government in exile). During his visit, Professor Rinpoche met with the leaders of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects to discuss some …

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  • Irrigation in Kishong

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    The site for the Energy Farming project in Kishong is beautiful: a large hill leads down to a stream, which runs along the base of the land. The dry season leaves this area without water for 6 months at a time, so without irrigation the …

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  • A Visit to Nkum

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    In April 2007, Kumbo Sub-Division, an administrative district covering 300,000 people, was divided into two. The new sub-division, Nkum, encompassed some of the region’s coldest temperatures and least developed villages, including Kishong, site of the Himalayan Institute’s School of Energy Farming. Since the split, the …

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  • HIC Spotlight: Napoleon Kome

    In the midst of the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s major humanitarian initiatives, the remarkable stories of those responsible often go unreported. This section of the blog seeks to showcase the diverse range of backgrounds, talents, obstacles, and triumphs represented in our local staff and contacts. Napoleon …

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  • Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition

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    The HIC held an interdisciplinary seminar on Saturday entitled Crop Diversification to Improve Diet and Nutrition. The event called together staff from the agricultural School of Energy Farming and the wellness-oriented Total Health Center. Anita Mongshi of Total Health explained how the common local diet, …

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  • HIC Open House

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    The Himalayan Institute Cameroon opened its doors on Saturday for a public open house. The day included guided tours, live music, lectures and mini yoga classes. Tour groups were given updates on the progress of the HIC’s four programs, Sacred Link Jewelry, Total Health, Carpentry …

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