Monthly Archives: September 2008

Advanced Composting Seminar

On Saturday, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon’s Energy Farming team held a public seminar titled “Advanced Composting.” The event highlighted the kind of sustainable agricultural techniques that the School of Energy Farming will soon be bringing to hundreds of rural farmers. Energy Farming consultant Luke Demuth discussed the nutritional and economical benefits of composting.  “Observing the [...]

September 23rd, 2008|Cameroon|

HIC Spotlight: Sylvia Sewong

Sylvia Sewong is employed as the prep cook at the HIC. She’s twenty-five years old, unmarried, and the daughter of a minister. When I first met Sylvia, she introduced herself as “the world famous dancer.” Sylvia grew up with her four siblings in Kumbo’s Squares district. In 1999, partway through her education, Sylvia’s father fell [...]

September 18th, 2008|Cameroon|

A Living Fence

On Wednesday we drove to Wvem Village to collect Erythrina tree cuttings from the Sharon Farmers Group. Erythrinas are squat thorny trees with wide leaves. These trees will be used to grow a live fence around the perimeter of our Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) Energy Farming campus. Boniface Litika of the Sharon Farmers Group offered to [...]

September 5th, 2008|Cameroon|