Sunday, August 12, 2007

Vetiver is Better For....

WHAT in the world is Osmosis talking about now? A revolutionary proven environmental solution for clean water and more.
The Vetiver System is low cost and efficient system for soil and water conservation, infrastructure stabilization, pollution control, waste water treatment, mitigation and prevention of storm damage and many other applications. Vetiver Grass, Vetiveria zizanioides, (recently reclassified as Crysopogon zizanioides) is the main component to all Vetiver System based bioengineering and conservation applications. The plant is unique. It can be used in the tropics and semi tropics, and areas such as Italy and California that have a Mediterranean type climate where there are hot summers, and winters are temperate. The roots of the grass have an average tensile strength of Mpa 75 and improve the shear strength of soil by between 30 and 40%.

STILL wondering why we're so amped about grass? Well maybe you should ask these rural women in Venezuala, who(thru Fundacion Polar)have a handicrafts industry using vetiver grass. This program includes the making and marketing of handicrafts. This image is of a mobile shop selling vetiver products and some of the women who have made the products

OR checkout the apartment building pictured below them, built on a once unstable slope which is now stabilized by Vetiver

VETIVER can make proud mountains out of what would have been unstable molehills by stabilizing its surface enough after deforestation to support farming endeavors!!! Ask the happy mountain below who now sports some fancy gardens bordered by stabilizing Vetiver borders, instead of the unstable and useless soil it had before!

Checkout a brochure here!
Find Vetiver's amazing website here!


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