Category Archive for: ‘Mexico’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An Interview with John and Amanda

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    John Daskovsky and Amanda Masters have been working on the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects since 2007. Watch this video to learn more about their recent adventures in Mexico and how you can be a part of it all! This summer there are two exciting ways …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Residents at HI Mexico: Chickens!

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    For the first time, a Himalayan Institute Energy Farming program has integrated chickens into its organic farming model. They are especially appropriate in Mexico where most families keep chickens. HI Mexico will help families learn how to take full advantage of these valuable animals, who …

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  • Going ‘Green’ in Jonotla

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    HI Mexico’s Demonstration Farm now features a brand new greenhouse. Constructed of high-grade plastic sheeting stretched over a frame of locally-grown bamboo, the greenhouse will provide a controlled environment for nursing herbs and vegetable seedlings, growing specialty crops like vanilla, and extending the growing season …

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