Category: climate change

Pollution of Planet Earth’s Food Supply Source

Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology at work! Watts Bridge, Australia. Did you see the recent article in The Washington Post “Chinese official: Soil pollution hurts farming” claiming that at least 8 million acres of Chinese farm land will be closed to production due to contamination…

Why does vetiver grass survive water logging?

Root cross section showing large aerenchyma. I am often asked how vetiver can survive water logging.  This unique plant has special cells in its leaves and roots that allow it to adapt to water logged conditions.  In effect it is…

1ST PHILIPPINE CONFERENCE ON VETIVER, MARCH 5-7, 2014 AT THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA. — THE VETIVER SYSTEM AND ITS MANY ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

International experts from The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) led by Dr. Paul Truong,  together with local end-users will share their knowledge on  the economic value and numerous applications of the Vetiver System that are responsive to environmental mitigation needs over…

Promoting the Vetiver System with Video

How often do you check out vetiver videos on YouTube?  Over the past few years there has been an increasing number of vetiver videos that touch nearly all applications.  For those of you who haven’t visited recently,  I suggest you…

Promoting the Vetiver System with Video

How often do you check out vetiver videos on YouTube?  Over the past few years there has been an increasing number of vetiver videos that touch nearly all applications.  For those of you who haven’t visited recently,  I suggest you…

Flood control, groundwater recharge and erosion control. The Vetiver System can mitigate all three at the same time.

The Guardian has an interesting article by George Monblot titled “Drowning in Money: the untold story of crazy public spending that makes flooding inevitable”. In summary he links the huge amount of money that is spent in the United Kingdom on…

An Effective, Simple and Low Cost Method of Treating Contaminated Water to Control Diseases Using Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology

There are many occasions when we see, particularly in poorer countries, the impact on health due to untreated waste water, especially that associated with homes, schools, clinics, businesses, and temporary housing and facilities linked to refugee camps.  Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology…

THIS IS ALL THAT IT TAKES!

John Greenfield has asked us to share his note “Poverty Alleviation Using the Vetiver System in Tropical Developing Countries“.  John has years of experience in development agriculture in the tropics and semi tropics, and has strong views on why soil…

CONSERVATION MARKETING

For a number of years we have seen an increasing number of small farmers selling vetiver planting as a commodity to other farmers, construction companies, local governments, and to landscapers.  As an example, Roley Noffke of Hydromulch, South Africa, has…