Energy Farming

A Living Movement: Mexico In Retrospect

In 2010, Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Projects started a new project in the foothills of the Sierra Norte in the state of Puebla, Mexico. From its conception, the project aimed to provide organic agricultural training along with health and wellness education to the people of Sierra Norte-a population deeply affected by malnutrition and obesity as a [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Concepts, Energy Farming, General, Humanitarian, Mexico|

Biofertilizer at HI Mexico

Biofertilizer is a type of fermented liquid fertilizer that is packed with energy, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms. A technique learned from local Energy Farming staff at the Himalayan Institute Mexico, this is now one of the core types of fertilizer promoted through the Energy Farming program in the US and Cameroon, as well. It utilizes [...]

By | September 13th, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Rabgayling Settlement Update

The Rabgayling Settlement is a small community of just a few thousand residents, most of whom are farmers. While walking to and from the farms, people greet each other with a salute-like wave and broad smiles. In a small town like this, everyone knows everyone else and the community operates based on the trust built [...]

By | September 2nd, 2010|Energy Farming, Tibetan Settlements|

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. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

17 Students Graduate from First Month Long Training Course in Sustainable Organic Agriculture

With the graduation of 17 students from the first month-long intensive training program in Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, the Himalayan Institute Mexico is on the way to fulfilling its mission of creating a lasting change in the lives of farmers in the Sierra Norte. True sustainability as an organization means having a strong local infrastructure [...]

By | July 1st, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

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 [...]

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

Rainwater Catchment and Irrigation System

A rainwater catchment and irrigation system has been installed on the HI Mexico demonstration farm in Jonotla. The land does not have access to the city water system, so rainwater catchment is a great way to ensure a consistent supply of water.

By | May 20th, 2010|Energy Farming, Mexico|

Energy Farming at the HI Allahabad campus in India

In 2000, the Himalayan Institute purchased a 30-acre campus on the banks of the Ganges River in North India to create an educational retreat center. This campus was originally developed to host an excursion of over 500 people from around the world to the Maha Kumbha Mela in 2001. At the time it was purchased, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2009|Energy Farming, India|

Energy Farming Techniques

The Himalayan Institute’s Energy Farming program utilizes organic and biovedic land cultivation techniques. By avoiding chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the Energy Farming program is able to grow healthy crops while improving the fertility of the soil. Some of these techniques that are currently in use at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement include intercropping, vermicomposting, and micro-rainwater [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Energy Farming, Tibetan Settlements|

Protecting the Pongamia Plantation

3,500 pongamia seedlings have been planted at the Himalayan Institute Energy Farming demonstration site at the Tibetan Rabgayling Settlement. The seedlings have been doing very well and are now about 3-4 feet tall. Once fully mature, the seeds from these trees will be used to produce biofuel, which will help to bring jobs and sustainability [...]

By | September 7th, 2009|Energy Farming, India, Tibetan Settlements|