Friday, December 24, 2010
I send you seasons greetings and wish you all a prosperous, productive and happy 2011. There has been a huge amount of effort put in by thousands of vetiver users around the world, below are photos of a few of those who have made special effort over the past year. From left to right starting at the top row: Paul Truong who has done so much to support everyone, in particular Carolina Rivas (I don't have a photo of you Carolina!) for organizing a successful regional conference in Chile. Criss Juliard whose work with WINNER in Haiti has resulted in a major vetiver initiative under the WINNER project in Haiti - latest news one grower there can produce 1 million vetiver plants a week!. Aloisio Pereira, owner of DEFLOR Brazil who is pioneering vetiver commercially in that country. Shantanoo Bhattacharya, an engineer from Assam, India who is leading the way for slope stabilization of river banks in the Brahmaputra floodplain. Middle Row - Elise Pinners who works in Kenya and is promoting VS in that region with special focus on reducing pollution of the Rift Valley Lakes. Gilbert of Haiti, a young man with a dream to protect his country using VS.
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