IICA Webinar “Bioremediation in water and soils in Venezuela”. – Oswaldo Luque presented in Spanish “Compost and Vetiver System”
Oswaldo Luque who has been working with vetiver Grass Technology in Venezuela for over 30 years. The use of vetiver as compost and or mulch has been growing in recent years, and is especially important to permaculturalists. Climate change and extreme weather conditions further underscores the need to protect soils and improve soil moisture and texture. His presentation (English translation) can be found here.
In this instance Oswaldo showed how a vetiver biofiltration system enabled over 3,000 tons of sludge, from a wastewater treatment plant, to be used safely for crop production and land rehabilitation.