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DAILY AUDIO UPDATE
This morning we woke up early and were off to the Mountain View Eco Farm (MVEF). Director and founder Mr. Bed Raj Paudel, known more commonly as Govinda, met us at the road and we trekked to his beautiful farm overlooking the city of Pokhara, Lake Begnas, and the Annapurna Mountain Range. Govinda spent the next two hours showcasing the more than 30 species of plants he is growing interspersed among each other. He shared his expertise in organic farming and described not only the crops and fruits he is growing, but also the role of a cow and chickens on his farm. Govinda was kind enough to give us an interview during which he described the vital importance of education in his life and how his education has afforded him the knowledge to pursue his profession.
We were also fortunate to speak with Govinda’s mother, Ms. Sharada Paudel. Ms. Paudel shared her insights into the environment, education, and sustainability and ended the interview with three impromptu poems, which she sang, about the environment. Truly beautiful!
On the way back to Pokhara, we interviewed Mr. Ram Chandra Adhikari from Essence Tour & Travels. He shared the importance between the environment and his profession of being a guide and trekking service.
Stay tuned for the next full update for video and the complete story of these interviews!