Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Residents at HI Mexico: Chickens!

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 provide eggs, organic manure and pest control on the farm. [...]

August 23rd, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Going Green in Jonotla

Himalayan Institute 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 for staple foods such as tomatoes, which cannot grow [...]

August 17th, 2010|Mexico|