The Vetiver System for Soil and Water Conservation. handbook is a based on John Greenfield’s earlier book - 'Vetiver Grass: The Hedge Against Erosion'. It updates the text, and matches actual photographic examples of Vetiver System applications against the original line drawings.
The handbook remains primarily a handbook for “lay” users interested in basic soil and water conservation practices. It is simply written and contains enough information and facts so that even the least techni-cally educated users can confidently read, apply, and achieve good results.
Readers who may want more information about the use of the Vetiver System for soil and water conservation, as well as for other applica-tions, will find a wealth of research data, photographs, power point presentations and links to other technical manuals and publications on the Vetiver Network International’s website at