Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Vetiver Grass Bundles

Vetiver Grass not only can stop erosion that was caused by the cutting of trees for charcoal for cooking stoves.

It can be used as fuel for cooking stoves and refertilize the soil to bring the trees back!


Vetiver when cut should be laid flat to dry, it may take a month to get all the moisture out of it.  It can also be used for roofs!


Click here to see Grass Stoves that use these bundles

Grass Bundle slides into TLUD Stove inner canister, but it must be completely dred! When fuel is exhausted the residue is biochar that should be put into compost piles

Smaller diameter grass bundles can also be used in rocket stoves or Patsari stoves!

Grass can also be compacted and heated to high temperatures in barrel Pyrolysis  stoves for ovens.


Vetiver can also be made into fuel cells that are easily transported to urban areas

Click here to see ways to briquet vetiver as fuel cells

Click here to see how to make them into fuel pellets

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