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Review for The Vetiver Network International, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Vetiver is literally saving lives in the places where it is used to prevent landslides. Not only does it stabilize slopes that may otherwise slide down (often burying humans and their houses), but it is said to augement crop yield by retaining water under the terraces which we cultivate. Extraordinary benefits from very little investment, (except for the labour involved in lifting a big clump and dividing it into smaller ones to plant a new row).

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Review for The Vetiver Network International, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have a small piece of land in a part of Mexico where the climate is tropical/humid. We receive about 1.5 metres of rain a year, usually squeezed into the months of June, July and August. We live in a basin-shaped hollow surrounded by steep slopes, and the soil is mostly clay. We have planted our own plot with vetiver very successfully from techniques learned via TVNI, and we now have some horizontal terraces rather than slopes. However to be really successful we would need to start higher up and as we don't own that land we can not do so. What we can do is spread the word and give vetiver to interested parties. The next challenge will be to plant enough little plantlets to make a nursery for future projects.

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