All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pongamia pinnata’

  • 8,000 Pongamia Seedlings

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    The Energy Farming nursery at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement is currently growing over 8,000 pongamia seedlings. Tending to a nursery of this size requires lots of attention to ensure that the seedlings get the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients. During the summer, temperatures …

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  • Energy Farming to Combat Climate Change

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    Energy Farming refers to the sustainable cultivation of crops that provide green energy, most notably biofuel—crops like sunflower, castor, Jatropha, and Pongamia. As the cost of petroleum rises, the need for alternative sources of energy becomes more urgent. Energy Farming empowers rural farmers to enter …

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  • Protecting the Pongamia Plantation

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    3,500 pongamia seedlings have been planted at the Himalayan Institute Energy Farming demonstration site at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement. The seedlings have been doing very well and are now about 3-4 feet tall. Once fully mature, the seeds from these trees will be used to …

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  • Preparing the Land

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    The Himalayan Institute Energy Farming team at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement has set to work preparing the land for planting young pongamia seedlings. Currently, the seedlings are doing very well at their nursery where they were planted only a few months ago. A tractor from …

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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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