Category: Network News

Vetiver Grass – The Community “Glue” Pot.

Looking back some 20 years when John Greenfield (this years Norman Hudson Award winner) first introduced vetiver grass technology to India, and thereby initiating the renaissance of the technology, its use and application has far exceeded our original hopes and…

The Fourth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV4)

In October 2006 ICV4 was hosted by Fundacion Polar in Caracas, Venezuela. The conference was graced with the presence of the Vetiver Network’s Patron, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand. It was indeed a memorable conference, well attended and…

Vetiver System Applications – A Technical Reference Manual

TVNI announces the web publishing of a new manual in English, authored by Paul Truong, Tran Tan Van and Elise Pinners. This 134 page manual describes all the important applications of the Vetiver System, drawing on research data and actual…

Tales from Madagascar

It is always good to start the new year with some good news about vetiver. We know it is difficult to get things done in Africa, but Criss Juliard’s account from the field in Madagascar gives hope that when a…

Vetiver Systems Applications – Technical Reference Manual

People are always asking me for an updated manual on Vetiver Systems Applications.  Well here it is, some 100 pages of “how to” based on 20 years worldwide experience that culminated in Vietnam.  The manual was originally written as a…

Vetiver System – In their own words

Back in 1996 The Vetiver Network made a grant to Munchen fur Munchen (a German NGO working in Mettu, western Ethiopia, to support and expand its vetiver based soil conservation program. Twelve years later: From Debela Dinka – Sustainable Land…

“Vetiver Banks” Set Up in Thailand

From the Pacific Rim’s Vetiver Network’s Newsletter #46 October 2008 Several agriculture-related, non-conventional Banks have been set up in Thailand, e.g. Buffalo Bank; Wild-flower Seed Bank; Paddy Rice Bank; Rice Grain Bank; Crop Seed Bank, etc. The main difference between…

Vetiver System – Feedback Required

There are a lot of users of the TVNI website, blogsite, discussion board and this discussion group who are using VS but do not for one reason or other provide feedback. Feedback is important. Feedback inspires others to take up…