LocationKainjaleNawalpur, Sindhupalchok 45306Nepal Nepal
Dear Volunteers. The priority of our work is to support the community to generate income in the village through farming. Many people leave the village these days for work, and we would like to provide opportunities; be an example on how to grow profitable permaculture crops, like coffee. We’re trying out a lot of new projects, new crops, processing methods and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the work and to exchange ideas. Our specialty crop is coffee and we experiment and aim to develop varieties that adapts to our local environment, that are resistant and strong and have high quality flavour profile. We wish to provide seedlings to our local area to develop the local coffee farming and create sustainable income sources.. We also grow hibiscus, different species of Citrus fruits, Guava fruit, Nepali hug plum, Sichuan pepper, black cardamom, almonds, mulberry, strawberry, herbs, and many more. Vegetables for kitchen.
Biloba organic was founded in 2014. At first year the project planted an orchard in Katikke village, 2300 meter above sea level. Katikke is located about 10 km uphill from todays farm. We lost a lot of the plantation in 2015 after earthquake due to difficulties with maintenance. We replanted and today about 80 almond, apple and pear and 100 kiwi trees are establish there. The same year Biloba founded a nursery and farm together with a local farmer, near Nawalpur on 1600 m. The devastating 2015 eartquake made us to focus on building and rebuilding in the years to come. Even of that we managed to run the farm and nursery.
During the years in Nawalpur we planted and distributed about 500,000, black cardamom plants, 80, 000 coffee seedlings and several other species was planted. Different kinds of citrus and new fruit trees.
Those years teaches us a bit about what works and what does not work. We have been learning by try and fail.
We aim to be a resource for permaculture farming in our local area and in Nepal.