Monthly Archives: September 2009

Energy Farming Techniques

The Himalayan Institute’s Energy Farming program utilizes organic and biovedic land cultivation techniques. By avoiding chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the Energy Farming program is able to grow healthy crops while improving the fertility of the soil. Some of these techniques that are currently in use at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement include intercropping, vermicomposting, and micro-rainwater [...]

September 28th, 2009|Energy Farming, Tibetan Settlements|

It’s a Girl! The Himlayan Institute Cameroon Family Expands

Congratulations to Sylvia and Gisleng Folaven on their beautiful baby girl! Shanti Folaven was born at 5:58 on the morning of September 7. She weighed 6 lbs 6oz. Sylvia was up and walking around just a few minutes after the delivery. The baby is also very healthy and happy. Sylvia and Gisleng are staff members [...]

September 21st, 2009|Cameroon|

Internal Growth To Support Community Development

On Monday August 29th, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon held the first of a series of meetings and events that will result in an organizational overhaul of its community center operations. The goal of this reorganization is to make the center more efficient and more effective at delivering its programs to the community. By looking at [...]

September 14th, 2009|Cameroon|

Protecting the Pongamia Plantation

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 produce biofuel, which will help to bring jobs and sustainability [...]

September 7th, 2009|Energy Farming, India, Tibetan Settlements|