ToT – Training of Trainers

ToT – Training of Trainers

Almost Heaven Farms is proud to host an upcoming Permaculture ToT or Training of Trainers at it’s farm in Ilam, Nepal. A ToT is a high-level, professional learning process for qualified trainers who will be providing training and capacity-building assistance in...
Caring for children, not locking them up

Caring for children, not locking them up

In light of the shocking news of children being separated from their parents and locked up in the Southern US… In 2013 I came to Nepal to volunteer for an organization called, Prisoner Assistance Nepal (www.panepal.org).  As a young, educated foreigner I thought...
Garlic, where it came from and how to use it.

Garlic, where it came from and how to use it.

Garlic (Allium Sativa) is one of the oldest cultivated and consumed plants in the world and has been recorded as a major crop in ancient China, Egypt and India with it probably originating on the Indian sub-continent. Loved for it’s strong smell and pungent...
Putting the “Culture” back in Permaculture

Putting the “Culture” back in Permaculture

We just finished off two of the biggest festivals in Nepal at Almost Heaven Farms. Dasain, in which we celebrate the defeat of evil by the Goddess Durga and Tihar, in which we invite the goddess of wealth Laxmi, into our homes and lives for the next year. They are...
What is Permaculture and Why Should You Care?

What is Permaculture and Why Should You Care?

Out of all the different definitions of permaculture that I have heard over the years, two stick out the most: A different way of thinking and living. The application of the principles of ecology in the design of sustainable human habitats. The first definition speaks...