Monthly Archives: June 2010

Expansion of Energy Farming Program in South India

Due to overwhelming community support, 20,000 more pongamia seedlings are being cultivated in the Tibetan settlements of Rabgayling and Bylakuppe. The plants will be distributed next planting season to local farmers who’ve expressed interest in the Himalayan Institute’s Energy Farming program. These small seedlings represent the start of a new sustainable industry for the Tibetans [...]

June 28th, 2010|Energy Farming, Tibetan Settlements|

Total Health Workshop for Women

Himalayan Institute Cameroon's Total Health Center hosted a workshop that focused on hygiene and sanitation awareness and how to improve health in homes and villages—250 women came from several nearby villages. Eucharia Kouh, Total Health Program Leader, presented a holistic approach to addressing hygiene and the common problems caused by sanitary concerns. In addition, she discussed [...]

June 22nd, 2010|Cameroon|

HI Members Plant Pongamia in Bylakuppe Settlement

As part of a larger spiritual excursion to some of India’s holiest sites, Himalayan Institute members traveled to the Bylakuppe Tibetan refugee settlement in southern Karnataka. There, in the Institute’s pongamia nursery, they volunteered and strengthened the partnership between the HI and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Tibet’s government-in-exile. The group toured the settlement’s Energy [...]

June 7th, 2010|Energy Farming, Excursions, India, Tibetan Settlements|

Himalayan Institute Mexico’s First Month-Long Organic Agriculture Training Course

Class began on June 1 for Himalayan Institute Mexico’s first intensive training course on sustainable agriculture techniques. There were 18 students, ages 18 to 41, enrolled in the month-long course, which will meet for four hours every weekday in June. Each day will begin with two hours of theory and scientific background, which will be [...]

June 2nd, 2010|Mexico|