THE MYSTERIES OF VETIVER

THE MYSTERIES OF VETIVER

24 Mar 29 Nov

Category: Events, Culture

Date: Wednesday 24 mar 2021 - Monday 29 Nov 2021

Mr Didier Hoareau is one of those who don’t wish to see part of the island’s agricultural heritage die out: namely, vetiver. A farmer, he arranges tours so visitors can learn all there is to know about this grass along with other crops to be discovered (banana, sugar cane, pineapple, coffee, various citrus fruit...) that make up the wealth of Reunion’s agriculture. This visit lets you discover vetiver from root to leaf while helping out with its harvesting or growing.

Visit schedule: • 9.15am or 1.45pm: Meet at Far Far de Bezaves, in the heights of Saint Joseph • 9.30am or 2.00pm: start of the tour Points covered: 1- Geographical and environmental location of the agricultural site 2- Drying area, storage, preparation and use of vetiver 3- Walk through the fields: sugar cane, songe, coffee, pineapple, citrus fruits, geraniums, brèdes... 4- Stop off at a vetiver field overlooking the entire coast 5- Workshop you can join in: depending on the season, visitors can join in harvesting the plant or planting it 6- Stop at a traditional still: distillation of the plant to recover its essential oil and vetiver hydrosol 7- Time for discussion over a delicious pei cake and a cold or hot drink Further information : - Depending on the season, the harvest and the weather, the workshop out in the fields can also be organised in the storage area and adapted to the conditions (making bundles of vetiver roots or leaves, sorting etc) - Reservations required 24 hours in advance - The tour may be cancelled by the service provider in the event of adverse weather conditions - The visit lasts about 2 hours - This price includes: the guided tour, the hands-on workshop, refreshment at the end of the visit A small area is set aside for vetiver-based products or other species from the Far Far de Bézaves plantation. What to wear/bring: Casual clothing, hat, sunglasses, rain gear, closed shoes such as tennis or walking shoes, a bottle of water. Guaranteed activity : minimum 1 pers / max 15 pers per visit

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Time Availability Location/venue Ticket price
19 Apr
Monday 19 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

21 Apr
Wednesday 21 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

23 Apr
Friday 23 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

26 Apr
Monday 26 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

28 Apr
Wednesday 28 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

30 Apr
Friday 30 apr 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

3 May
Monday 3 may 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

5 May
Wednesday 5 may 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

7 May
Friday 7 may 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

10 May
Monday 10 may 2021
at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bézaves,Saint-Joseph

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