Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bhoomi Puja, Groundbreaking Ceremony, at HI Khajuraho

We had a wonderful bhoomi puja (groundbreaking ceremony) on October 6 at the Himalayan Institute Khajuraho campus in India. Construction began in April 2012. Progress on the site continues to move along well, as we approach completion of the first construction phase in the next month. The main gate, guard rooms, staff quarters, electrical and utility [...]

October 27th, 2011|India|

Sustainability Initiatives in Honesdale

On May 6, 2011, staff and residents at the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA, participated in a day-long workshop focused on improving sustainability on campus. Since then, a lot has been accomplished at the Honesdale campus. Here’s a rundown on all that has been achieved in the last six months: The solar-thermal hot water [...]

October 25th, 2011|Residential|

Three Sisters

A new feature in this year’s Humanitarian Demonstration Garden at Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA was the arrangement of the crops into country zones, designed to model crops and techniques  being employed at the community centers around the world. The “Mexico” plot featured an excellent demonstration of an intercropping system called the Three Sisters. [...]

October 17th, 2011|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Kumbo Arts Exhibition

Kumbo, the home of the HI Cameroon community center, recently hosted a regional arts fair featuring the work of many artists intimately connected with the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian projects.  The event was a perfect opportunity for craftspeople working with HI Cameroon’s School of Carpentry and Construction and students of our Sacred Link Jewelry program to [...]

Outgrowing Arrangement Helps HI Cameroon Expand

A major part of increasing organizational sustainability at HI Cameroon is developing the means to completely produce the Total Health product line in-house, from growing the herbs, to processing them into medicine, to distributing them to customers through the Total Health Center and Mobile Clinic. Local production is significant because it means that the center [...]

October 4th, 2011|Cameroon, Energy Farming, Total Health Center|