Manuals/Guides

The Vetiver Network International and its affiliated websites allow free downloads. We ask that information downloaded and used should recognize the source. We have published useful brochures and technical handbooks over the years. These are available as downloads (free) and or hard copy. Hard copy of most can be purchased at Amazon.com and can also be ordered (at a reduced price directly from TVNI in minimum lots of 10 copies (contact: [email protected]). We encourage users of these publications to translate them into local languages for hard copy distribution in the country of use. TVNI would appreciate a copy of the translated document for publishing on this web site. Here follows a list of current publications:

handbooks
Vetiver Systems Application – A Technical Reference Manual: Second Edition. June 2008. by Paul Truong, Tran Tan Van, and Elise Pinners published in FULL color (170 images).Hard copies of the English, French, Spanish, and Swahili editions can be bulk ordered (minimum 10 copies) from TVNI on request at significantly reduced prices. (*also available at institutional prices to institutions – call Amazon). Note to access the publications click the appropriate vetiver logo button in the tables below.
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Brazilian
Portuguese
Indonesian
Italian
Persian
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Swahili
Mandarin
Vietnamese

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VS and Agriculture
VS and Soil and Water Conservation

VS and Prevention and Treatment of Decontaminated of Land and Water – Second Edition – NEW

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VS and Slope Stabilization
Vetiver Grass – An Essential Grass for Planet Earth
Vetiver Grass – A Hedge Against Erosion (English)
Vetiver System (French for Haiti)
Vetiver Grass – A Hedge Against Erosion (French)
Vetiver Grass – A Hedge Against Erosion (Spanish)
Vetiver Grass – A Thin Green Line Against Erosion
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Vetiver System Brochure (English)
Vetiver System Brochure (French)

TVNI News Letters(1990 to 2002)

 

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  Dedicated to the late King of Thailand…….. “John Greenfield’s handbook “Vetiver Grass – A Hedge Against Erosion” was brought to His Majesty’s attention by Dr. Sumet Tantivejkhul – both saw the potential for its application to mitigate Thailand’s erosion problems. I recall visiting His Majesty to present an award from the World Bank for his work with vetiver. After the formalities he pulled out of his pocket a thick pack of photographs (ones that he had taken himself) showing with great enthusiasm what was being done with vetiver – we spent a delightful hour discussing our favorite plant and its potential applications. His Majesty was passionate about what the Vetiver Grass Technology could do for Thailand and her people. He was a practical man who wanted to understand how and what Vetiver could do, and he closely followed its development. Over the next 30 years the Royal Development Projects Board, the Land Development Department, and the Universities put a huge effort into vetiver research and development that not only benefited Thailand but the world at large. Additionally he supported, through the Chaipattana Foundation, all the International Vetiver Conferences, as well as a number of training programs – especially those associated with vetiver handicrafts. This support was vital for the growth of the technology and the spread of its applications – support that we are forever grateful. His Majesty was revered by his people – in return he was a leader who cared greatly for their wellbeing. The Thai people are fortunate to have such a King, and we in the world of vetiver are fortunate to have had such a “friend”.”
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