Category: water

Vetiver Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are becoming popular ways of biofiltering polluted rainfall runoff from gardens, community sites and so on. Rain gardens are especially useful where runoff ends up in streams or lakes, particularly if the lake is the source of community water…

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…