VETIVER in ACTION WORKSHOP
with Dr . PAUL TRUONG & DANIEL LONDONO
SAT 12 NOVEMBER 10AM - 5PM $90
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION USING THE VETIVER SYSTEM - A PROVEN SOLUTION!
Dr. Paul Truong and Daniel Londono of Veticon Consulting will be sharing their expertise on the "Vetiver System" and how it can be used to sustainably solve many problems we face in the Northern Rivers region (and beyond) quickly, affordably and effectively for long term solutions.
During the workshop we will demonstrate various vetiver applications including for stabilisation of soil erosion around earthworks and roads, planting to increase yield and enhance soil fertility in agriculture, and creating household wastewater systems.
The workshop will teach propagation and planting methods, and provide each participant with a Vetiver seed plant to take home and begin their own vetiver project.
MORE ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS:
DR. PAUL TRUONG - Paul Truong has been working with Vetiver for over 20 years, and is the Technical Director TVNI (The Vetiver Network International), as well as the Director for Asia and the Pacific. As the leading vetiver research scientist Paul has focused on vetiver's ability to improve water quality and control pollution and hence has become the father of the Vetiver System for Environmental Protection.
He started working with vetiver in Queensland, Australia in the early 1990’s, and since then has promoted the technology world wide. He has been instrumental in most regional and international workshops and conferences, and has over the past 7 years initiated and supported extensive vetiver RD in Vietnam. Paul lives in Brisbane, Australia. For more info on Paul please visit the Veticon website : http://www.veticon.com.au/prin.htm
DANIEL LONDONO - Daniel has 14 years of research and development (RD) experience applying Bio-engineering techniques and phyto-technologies between South America and Australia. As a qualified Civil Engineer with focus on Infrastructure developments; his main experience is in the construction of roads, earthmoving and urban infrastructure.
Daniel has vast experience in the development of Bio-engineering solutions and the application and use of The Vetiver grass Technology addressing infrastructure developments, capacity to research and to develop non-conventional solutions. From 2009 Daniel has been working and learning with Dr. Paul Truong conducting further research on Vetiver Grass Technology as a Phytoremediation tool for waste water management, prevention and treatment of contaminated soil and water, and the positive community developments related to it. For more information on Daniel please visit the TVNI website http://www.vetiver.org/g/personalities.htm
VETIVER IN ACTION Workshop Schedule 10am - 5pm….
9:45am arrival for 10am start:
10am - 11:30am
Presentation: introduction to farm/agricultural applications
Walk through land and nursery and discuss current and future uses at Free Farm
11:30am - 1pm:
Vetiver hands on - planting on contours for Agricultural terracing application
1pm - 2pm: LUNCH
2pm - 4pm:
Presentation - Vetiver for Sustainability
Open Discussion and Questions
4pm - 5pm:
Finishing off any work - getting hands dirty.
Vetiver Plants for Collection
- 5pm - end the day with hot chocolate ;)