HASERA Permaculture Learning Center

HASERA is a certified organic farm and Permaculture Learning Center dedicated to the promotion of Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Practices and Permaculture. We conduct courses on Permaculture, various aspects of organic agriculture and regenerative farming and host volunteers, travellers & students from all over the world to stay and learn with us.

HASERA is an institutional member of the Nepal Permaculture Group (NPG) and the founding member of Organic Association Nepal (ORGAN). Govinda Sharma, founder of HASERA is also the managing director of Organic Certification Nepal (OCN). Through these networks, HASERA is well linked with local, national and international likeminded communities.

The name HASERA means Hariyo, Seto, Rato (Green, White and Red in Nepali) symbolizing plant, dairy and meat products. HASERA was founded as “HASERA Krishi Farm” in 1992 and was renamed as “HASERA Agriculture Research and Training Center” in 2009, alghough known as HASERA Permaculture Learning Center.

We have already hosted/provided trainings to people from all corners of Nepal and more than 105 countries of the world. Many of our trainees have established model farms and learning centers of their own.

Our next Int'l Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is planned for Sept 17 - 30 & Dec 1 - 14, 2024

Our Objectives

Our main objective is to offer a practical learning site for Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Permaculture. We welcome all enthusiastic travelers, Students, Researchers, Development Workers and Farmers to stay with us and share learning.

The following three are the major objectives of HASERA:
1. To generate knowledge base on sustainable agriculture, sustainable development & Permaculture
2. To practice the promising tools and techniques of Permaculture in different localities to verify them
3. To disseminate the proven knowledge and technologies to the global communities through trainings

The major services we provide at HASERA are training courses on permaculture, farmstay / homestay and learning program, community seed bank and nursery, farm designing, thesis research support for students, organic certificaiton services, eco-pad production at Dhartimata Sustainable Workshop and many more. Learn more on our services page.

The farm

Our farm is an exemplary Permaculture farm. A permaculture-based farm design incorporates a number of principles and practices to create a sustainable, self-sufficient, and resilient system. It involves using natural patterns and design principles, and integrating a wide variety of elements in mutually beneficial relationships. HASERA is a living exmample of Permaculture in action.

Located in Patalekhet approximately 42 KM east from Kathmandu, at an altitude of 4,200 ft (1,400 meter). This is a region with a temperate mountain climate throughout the year. From the farm, more than 300 KM of Himalayan Mountains ranging from Langtang to Gaurishankar are visible.

The total area of the Resource Center covers approximately 4,500 sqm., and is located amidst a dynamic blend of forest, agriculture and settlements. At HASERA, one will find an exceptional integration of crops, animals and natural biodiversity.

Brief look at HASERA