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Nepal Semester Student's Catherine Von Holt's photograph of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.

Visit to HASERA farm

We visited HASERA Permaculture Farm and Learning Center to learn about seed saving, water and soil capture, earthen building techniques, taking care of animals, composting and utilizing manure, the ethics, principles and ethos of permaculture and much else. Govinda and Mithu (pictured here) started HASERA farm over 20 years ago and have run over 1000 trainings for thousands of students. We also heard from Claire Lin, who started Dharti Mata Sustainable Workshop, which makes re-usable cotton-based menstruation pads and does trainings and workshops to discuss changing norms and taboos around female menstruation in Nepal. Dharti Mata recently received a grant from Dragons Community Development Grant to visit the rural community of Chaukati to teach local women how to make and use cotton pads. Also pictured is Michael and his family, Pema and Aidan. Michael is teaching the Regional Seminar class to our students.