VIDA Sponsor: Sustainable Earth Solutions

Meet a corporate sponsor We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our corporate sponsors and tell you a little about our upcoming work together. Dave Bauer and our friends at Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) joined our VIDA team in Buffalo last month. The SES team has been fundraising tirelessly for Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects, and decided our VIDA project was the [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:21-04:00 September 25th, 2012|Mexico|

Grafting Lemon Trees in Mexico (how to blog)

Amanda Masters and her husband, John Daskovsky, spent six months living and working at the Himalayan Institute center in Jonotla, Mexico, before moving to Buffalo, NY, to become the directors of Himalayan Institute Buffalo. "I often think about our time at Himalayan Institute Mexico and everything we learned there," says Amanda. "One of the wonderful things about [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:21-04:00 July 12th, 2012|India, Mexico|

Organic Farming with Jonotla University

Himalayan Institute Mexico is working with the Jonotla University to combat rural exodus and to restore family farming as a respectable and commercially viable career. The challenges facing the youth of Jonotla, a town of 3000 in southern Mexico, are only too common.  For the last several decades, the focus of university agronomy programs across the [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:21-04:00 March 3rd, 2012|Mexico|

The Year in Review: 2011 accomplishments

In 2011, Dallas high schoolers rocked out to support Trees for Tibet, HI members forged a new community partnership with a service excursion to Mexico, environmentalists in Buffalo drummed to support youth leadership in Cameroon, and people from all over the world donated books to the Kumbo Public Library.  Thanks to your support, the Himalayan [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:22-04:00 January 20th, 2012|Cameroon, India, Mexico|

HI Mexico Targeting Food Security for Local Families

After undergoing specialized training, Energy Farming program leader Ariszandy Calderon is launching a new Food Security program, which HI Mexico is very excited about. The program is designed for families interested in participating in capacity building workshops to create their own kitchen gardens. It will provide training and support, over an extended period of time, [...]

By | 2018-04-25T13:28:49-04:00 December 5th, 2011|Mexico|

Listen Here to Geovanni’s Radio Interview

HI Mexico was honored to be featured on a popular public radio program in Puebla called "Puebla My People." This show is a socially oriented program that recognizes local citizens working to empower their own people and "give voice to those who are normally silent." When a friend suggested featuring HI Mexico General Manager Geovanni [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:22-04:00 November 7th, 2011|Mexico|

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. [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:22-04:00 October 17th, 2011|Mexico|

Himalayan Institute Mexico Spotlight: Ariszandy Calderon Diaz

Ariszandy Calderon Diaz, known to friends as "Sandy," is Himalayan Institute Mexico’s Energy Farming program leader and is the face of Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) for the people of the Sierra Norte. Sandy is in charge of community outreach and conducts workshops and training programs in sustainable agriculture practices for local farmers. A native of [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:22-04:00 September 8th, 2011|Mexico|

HI Mexico Spotlight: Geovanni Beristain

The Himalayan Institute Mexico is what it is today in large part due to the leadership and passion of General Manager Geovanni Beristain. Geovanni joined the HI Mexico staff in January of 2010, so has been involved with the development of the organization from its initial establishment. He says, “The main thing that attracted me [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:23-04:00 July 21st, 2011|Mexico|

Eco-Service Excursion to Mexico a Success

Yoga in Action is the mission of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects and taking action is exactly what this group of 22 is all about! On June 10, the Eco-Service Excursion to Mexico, led by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, commenced as guests arrived in Puebla. The following morning, the group enjoyed exploring the historic city of [...]

By | 2018-06-12T05:22:23-04:00 June 30th, 2011|Mexico|