Interpretation - Energy Plant Signs

Energy plant signs

These energy plant signs were produced as part of the The Energy Garden Project. The signs aim to provide an educational resource for botanic gardens to interpret energy plants within their collections and to encourage unbiased information on bio-energy production for the public. Below you will find a downloadable template to create your own energy signs as well as some ready-to-use examples.

The Energy Garden Project

The Energy Garden project was aimed at helping small scale farmers use indigenous plants for bio-fuel production. The project was inspired by the Hassan Bio-fuel Park in India, which uses indigenous oil seed plants grown for shade as a source for local bio-fuel production. The project explored the possibilities of transferring the knowledge and approach developed in Hassan to Nepal and other communities around the world.

What are Energy Gardens?

These are gardens where energy plants are grown. New technologies enable biomass to be converted more efficiently and in a more cost effective manner. The aim is to develop a model which allows local communities to become energy self sufficient in a sustainable manner, using locally grown plants.

The Energy Garden project was a partnership between the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and BGCI, with additional support listed from:

  • Department for International Development DFID (UK)
  • Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB) (http://www.ansab.org/)
  • Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON) (http://www.eson.org.np/)
  • Practical Action Nepal (http://practicalaction.org/nepal)
  • Hassan Bio-fuels Park
    Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) (http://www.fedonepal.org/index.php)

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