Off the Grid with Vetiver Farms in Hawaii
Stabilizing Hawaiian shorelines with vetiver grass
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham hook up with Jason Fox, founder of Vetiver Farms Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii, to talk about shoreline stabilization and vetiver grass, a tenacious, clumping perennial grass he has used all over the Hawaii and the South Pacific to stabilize eroding coastlines. But, there is much more to Jason and his passion for this unique and amazing Sri Lankan grass used world-wide for everything from bioremediation to erosion response to production of aromatic oils. He lives a life many would envy: off the grid, on a farm, tending the land, and restoring and stabilizing shorelines. It sounds idyllic but it is hard work and Jason has the passion and the skills to make it work. Take a trip to Hawaii and met Jason, one of the coolest, most innovative entrepreneurs we've met on the American Shoreline Podcast.