We are currently working on several projects in coordination with
Projects for 2022/2023
We currently have several underway.
Our PLANT COLLECTION projects are led by Internationally Recognized Mycologist Daniel Winkler from Washington, USA.
Daniel has developed a field training manual for the proper collection, preparation and drying of wild mushrooms.
In collaboration with the Bhutan Mushroom Center, we will provide in field trainings to our partner farm cooperatives.
These projects will provide additional income during the off season for our farmers.
We have commissioned a local Bhutanese craftsman to build high quality locally sourced food dryers for this project.
Project Two involves collection and drying of local plant materials for the Chinese Medicinal Market in Europe.
We are sourcing materials for this project that are normally discarded as waste, thus adding value and income for our farmers.
Visit our BLOG to learn more
Our TURMERIC project involves our farmers in the south. Last year they successfully exported high quality turmeric and ginger to the EU.
This year we are getting the turmeric lab tested for possible export to the US.
We hope to purchase a turmeric cutter to enable them to process a higher volume to meet demand.
Our HIGHLAND project will benefit our semi nomadic families by providing much needed tents and stoves so they can maintain their lifestyle and ancient traditions.
Throughout the year, we listen to our Bhutanese partners and work to fulfill their needs and requests for tools and other materials.
Your donations are needed to help us fulfill our 2022/2023 project goals.
We are also working with a Bhutanese entrepreneur who is establishing a new business that will provide additional income for our beekeepers in Central Bhutan.
Through our contacts, we are able to provide technical assistance and expertise for this venture.
Workshops for 2022/2023
We are hopeful that 2022 will be the year that our on site workshops can happen!
We have two fabulous Extension Agents from Oregon State University that will be traveling with us (once Bhutan opens for travel) to facilitate organic farming workshops in the field.
We will be working with Drukgyel Farmers in the Paro area as well as Tang Farmers in Tang Valley.
In addition we will be working in partnership with the Nyo Foundation and their farming communities in the Bumthang area.
We have established communication and idea sharing with the local Bhutanese extension agents who work in these communities.
We look forward to growing these professional relationships, friendships and cultural exchange.
We are currently seeking:
an American Company ( or individual) interested in importing high quality organic turmeric from Southern Bhutan. We are having the curcumin levels tested this winter
We would also love to import our organic ginger and dried mushrooms.
to learn more about our turmeric, please visit www.bhutan-network.org/portfolio/crowdordering-project-bhutan/
a basket maker with experience in collecting and weaving with willow to run workshops in Central Bhutan
Highly skilled craft, tech or vocational people with a passion for teaching to spend 2-4 months in Bhutan.
If you are experienced and interested in any of the above, please drop us a line
We are looking to grow our team. We need help to give our website a much needed facelift and additional help with fundraising.
If you have experience and are willing to donate your time, please drop us a line
Our Farm Network partner ( KNC)