|President Jokowi's Head Advisor,|
Ret.Gen. Hendropriyono and Irma Hutabarat
His friend, Irma Hutabarat, is also a environmentalist as well as being a well known figure on Indonesian TV. Earlier this year she attended the Philippines workshop on VS that was organized by another committed environmentalist and woman - Noah Manarang - owner of Vetiver Farms . Irma was very impressed, she realized the potential application of VS for solving a number of land and water related environment problems in
|President Jokowi and Irma Hutbarat|
|Irma Hutabarat, known in the vetiver|
community of Indonesia as "Inang Vetiver" -
Already some volunteers have created social media groups and have started planting - Irma sends them the vetiver slips and the brochures - they are said to have enormous amounts of enthusiasm and spirit. Irma is supported by local experts as well as by the international Vetiver community. This program of dissemination of Vetiver information is called Revolusi Hijau (Green Revolution with Vetiver). Its a great start to what we all hope will be very large program relating to land wand water rejuvenation and protection. Please support these efforts.