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 outside during the rainy months.

At a minimal cost, Himalayan Institute Mexico will be able to grow a greater variety and quantity of crops for consumption and sale. At an upcoming workshop, local farmers will have the opportunity to learn how to construct a similar greenhouse or growing boxes for their own homes and farms.