We are encouraging the Vetiver Community to add the locations of their vetiver plantings to TVNI’s special project that we have established on iNaturalist.
iNaturalist ( A Community for Naturalists · iNaturalist) is a global community of naturalists that contribute to biodiversity science by sharing data. The iNaturalist website allow s communities like ours to establish unique projects on the site. Eric Wiediger, one of active vetiver community members establishes a Vetiver Systems project at: Vetiver Systems · iNaturalist This project shows the location of vetiver plantings globally as well as some other information about the site and the plant.
TVNI is offering some monetary awards to encourage people to locate their vetiver plantings:
VETIVER PLANTING LOCATION MAPPING – CASH PRIZE COMPETITION. TVNI will award three prizes: Ist Prize – US$500, 2nd prize $300 and 3rd prize $200 to those persons who add the greatest number of Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) application sites to iNaturalist by March 31 2022.
Go to https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/vetiver-systems to see what locations have already been entered. Take a look at the “Journal” https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/vetiver-systems/journal to see the details. Please try and find some time to add even one or two entries as this all helps others to know where vetiver is being grown and used. It is easy to join iNaturalist and there is no cost involved. TVNI Board members are ineligible from participating for the prizes.