Monthly Archives: March 2011

Training the Trainers at HI Mexico

At the beginning of March, HI Mexico hosted a special three-day workshop to train another local non-profit organization in organic growing methods. The local branch of Fondo para Niños de México, which is the Mexican arm of ChildFund International, found out about HI Mexico’s work with sustainable agriculture in the Sierra Norte via the new [...]

March 21st, 2011|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Water Wells for Health and Irrigation

With generous support from the Buffalo Arts Studio, Himalayan Institute Cameroon was able to complete its first community water project: the installation of two public wells in the villages of Kishong and Jakiri. Using completely local talent and resources, from rural engineer to construction workers, these two wells were completed in 2010 and are fully operational [...]

March 15th, 2011|Cameroon|

Turning Inspiration Into Action

After visiting the Kumbo Public Library in Cameroon last November with her family during the 2010 Eco-Service Excursion, 14-year old Claudia Bacon returned home inspired to also make a difference. Reflecting on her experiences in Cameroon, she wrote, “I was first inspired by the library because it was one of the only public libraries in [...]

March 7th, 2011|Cameroon, Excursions, Library and Education|

The Sweetness of Honey

Himalayan Institute Cameroon's School of Energy Farming promotes sustainable agriculture methods that support farmers in becoming self-reliant and more productive. Beekeeping is an agricultural technique with numerous benefits: the bees pollinate the crops, which improves the harvest, and the honey they produce is valuable both as food and as medicine. In addition to being a healthy [...]

March 2nd, 2011|Cameroon|