The basics of gardening

May 17, 2019 09:07 am

If you are a gardening enthusiast but doubt you know the proper ways or you are someone who has always loved greenery but could never really figure out how to go about planting your own garden, the bi-monthly event “Day at the Farm” may be just what you need. From learning how to tend to your plants and understanding what plants might work for you to a chance to buy some locally grown organic vegetables, this is a day that will teach you all things you ever wanted to know about gardening.

All things natural

April 19, 2019 08:46 am

A global shift of consciousness regarding the environment, lifestyle choices, sustainable living has helped spike the market for organic products and brands. In Nepal, the use of organic products, natural oils, and handmade soaps goes way back since it’s a country rich in various herbs with medicinal properties.

ILAM, July 25: Tea producers in Ilam are facing difficulties in meeting the demand from international buyers Although the district is famous for tea production, it has not been able to produce sufficient tea to fulfill demand in the international market.

MAHOTTARI, May 15: Province no 2 Minister for Agriculture, Shailendra Sah, has called for tapping into the organic agricultural technology for the development of the agricultural sector.

Organic New Year in Dharan

April 15, 2018 12:21 pm

DHARAN, April 15: On Saturday, Baishakh 1st, the first day of Nepali New Year 2075, people were busy celebrating and sending best wishes to friends and families on social media networks. But homemaker Shova Dahal of Dharan Municipality Ward 6 started her new year in a different way.

ILAM, Jan 14: After a series of obstruction on the export of cardamom and ginger, Indian customs office at Panitanki is now obstructing the export of Nepal’s organic tea.

Organic Sanibarey Hatiya kicks off

January 9, 2018 10:30 am

Dharan, Jan 9: The Sanibarey Hatiya Market Management Committee hosted the Organic Sanibarey Hatiya at Aman-12 of Dharan on Saturday. The fair aimed at marketing organic agricultural and homemade local products.

Organic chemistry

August 16, 2017 01:30 am

Both Sher Bahadur Deuba and Narendra Modi are charismatic characters and both share willingness to make things happen.

ILAM, June 10: Tea farmers of Ilam are finding it difficult to market organic tea produced in their farm for the country lacks facilities for organic certification and accreditation of the cash crop.

The rapid agricultural intensification, high input technology and use of high yielding hybrid varieties have increased the use of agro-chemicals.

All organic with a tasty twist

May 19, 2017 09:39 am

For this one instance, let’s start from the end because the sight of the big slab of chewy walnut brownie dripping and oozing in a pool of dark and shiny chocolate sauce was certainly one to behold. An eager spoonful later and the treat absolutely didn’t disappoint. And yes, this was at an organic café.

IILAM, Jan 1: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun on Saturday called for prioritizing organic tea production.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: “Only a porn movie can be organic.” This was what Nepali cine artiste and popular film producer Nikhil Uprety said at a program organized to announce his fifth film ‘Rudra’ recently.

Organic fertilizer “Saathi” launched

September 26, 2016 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: National Biotech Pvt. Ltd., a research and manufacturing unit based in Lalitpur’s Bajrabarahi Municipality, has recently introduced the 1st ever locally manufactured Organic Fertilizer under the brand name “Saathi”.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) organized an interaction on 'Organic Agro Tourism' in Kathmandu on Friday.

Organic onions of Jumla fail to get buyers

September 12, 2016 00:50 am

JUMLA, Sept 12: Basanti Devkota of Chandannath-1 in Jumla has a new job these days -- take onions out in the sun in the morning, and store it inside house in the evening.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Aware about the government authorities' failure to stop pesticide-laced vegetables from reaching the market, and ultimately to their kitchens, many people are consciously choosing to buy organic vegetables.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Her mother died of cancer caused probably by consuming vegetables contaminated by pesticides. The incident made her determined to do something against using pesticides.