NEC ABS newsletter September 2015

Northeast Chapter, ABS September 2015

(sent via Campaign Monitor to paid NEC members)(with pics too)

Just back from Korea – 10th WBC a huge success!

320 bamboo people came from 40 countries to take part in global event, and it will take a long time to lose this great feeling. It is a gorgeous country, clean and sophisticated and generous and gracious, and the county of Damyang-gun is filled with bamboo. Even more, this 4 day event coincided with a phenomenal World Bamboo Fair, and it was hard to see it all. Look for more stories and pictures in the ABS magazine! We are already planning the 11th WBC, for 2018: stay tuned for venue and details!


OCT 28 – NOV 1

Wednesday 28 October 2015

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and collection; walk in the cloud forest of the Cofre de Perote volcano (hiking boots or tennis shoes, raincoat and comfortable clothes)

Thursday 29 October 2015

8:00 AM – 5: 00 PM ABS Board Meeting at Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden Auditorium (Pending location)

6:00-8:00 PM Meet and Greet at Clavijero Botanical Garden

Friday 30 October 2015

8-8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Dr. Martín Aluja, Director Instituto de Ecología, AC.

8:45-9:20 AM Keynote opening speaker: Dr. Lynn G. Clark (Bamboo revolution: recent advances in understanding bamboo evolution).

9:30-10:05 AM Mauricio Guillaumin (Bambuver: experiences running the first commercial Mexican bamboo company and plantation)

10:15-10:30 AM Coffee break

10:30-11:05 AM Dr. Víctor Ordóñez (Physical and mechanical properties of Mexican Guadua and other species)

11:15-11-50 AM Dr. Teresa Mejía Saulés (Mexican bamboo living collections)

12:00-12:35 PM Lic. Arturo Aguilar (Bamboo culm sheaths uses)

12:45-2:00 PM Lunch time

2:00-3:30 PM Guided visit to the National Living Bamboo Collection

3:30-5:30 PM How to make bamboo baskets: a demonstration (Evaristo Santamaría, Trigillos, Ver.)

5:30-6:05 PM Ing. Armando Moreno Sánchez (Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico)

6:30 PM Dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden

Saturday 31 October 2015

8:30-9:00 AM Registration

9:00-9:35 AM Ing. Ximena Londoño (Guadua angustifolia, an agroforestry plant)

9:45-10:20 AM Dr. Felipe Trabanino (Guadua as a mortuary item in Mayan burials)

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee break

11:00-11:35 AM Mike Bostwick/Gib Cooper (Bamboo Landscape design)

11:45AM – 12:20 PM Dr. Rogelio Macías (Otatea acuminata: distribution, propagation, current and potential uses)

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch time

2:00-3:30 PM Guided visit to the Cloud Forest Sanctuary (hiking boots or tennis shoes, raincoat and comfortable clothes)

3:30-5:00 PM TodoBambu (How to make furniture using different bamboo species: demonstration)

5:00-5:35 PM Mauricio Mora Tello (Bambusa Cholula Beer, the first Latin American beer that uses bamboo in its elaboration and experiences running a microbrewery)

5:45 PM Entertainment (Flor de Acuyo, traditional regional music), dinner: Mexican food, Clavijero Botanical Garden

Sunday 1st November 2015

12:00-08:00 PM Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) field trip to the Naolinco city, emblematic site for this traditional celebration in México.

New Editor!

Andrew Linn of D.C. has volunteered to take on the NEC newsletter : ) I think this is my last issue ! Please help by sending your news and comments to Andy:

Email: andrewjasonlinn@


Hey, do you love bamboo and love talking about bamboo? Then help us out! Help us by contributing to the newsletter, or hosting a meeting / garden visit, or posting on FB. Contact me and I’ll help push you along:

Many thanks for your continued support of the Northeast Chapter.

————————-Did you know about the on-line AUCTION of bamboo things? Thanks to NEC member Anthony Poveromo of Amenia, NY, who donated a bunch of his late mother’s collections, you have the opportunity to bid & buy some exceptionally cool bamboo items. THIS AUCTION WAS EXTENDED TO COINCIDE WITH THE ABS ANNUAL AUCTION. IT ENDS NOVEMBER 6, so place your bids now and keep an eye on the website for closing BIDS.
Ned Jaquith Foundation

This non-profit foundation commemorates the legacy of Ned Jaquith, a consummate horticulturist and nurseryman who specialized in bamboo, and was particularly interested in bamboo research, propagation and art. He also was a guy who loved life, cherished his friends, and knew how to laugh. For many bambuseros, he was a respected mentor.

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and support bamboo research projects increasing the collective knowledge of bamboo. The Foundation will support the goals of the American Bamboo Society (ABS) but will be a separate working body, administered by an advisory committee. Grant funding will be provided to students and researchers who wish to work within the field of bamboo focused on such issues as botanical identification, wild and domestic collection, genetic preservation, propagation techniques, bamboo art and bamboo-related environmental concerns (i.e. habitat restoration, etc).


The Ned Jaquith Foundation is offering grants to promote bamboo research not to be limited to the following areas:

Art research
Botanical identification
Environment issues
Genetic preservation
Habitat restoration
Propagation techniques
Make a Donation

Your donation in Ned’s name will help educate the next generation in the field of bamboo studies.
You can mail a check made payable to the NJF and send it to :

Ned Jaquith Foundation
c/o Bamboo Garden
18900 NW Collins Road
North Plains, OR 97133-8302

2015 Board of Directors and Officers

NE Chapter Representative to the ABS Board :
Susanne Lucas

NE Chapter President :

NE Chapter Vice-President :
Susanne Lucas
Cell 508-685-0342
9 Bloody Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360-2201

NE Chapter Secretary :
Stephanie Ritchie
2282 Park Hill Ave Balt MD 21211

NE Chapter Board Member :
Scott Ritchie
2282 Park Hill Ave Balt MD 21211

NE Chapter Board Member :
Whitney Adams
48 Bel Aire Dr Mystic CT 06355-2002

NE Chapter Board Member :
Ned Newton
427 Horseneck Rd South Darmouth MA 02748

NE Chapter Board Member :
Mike Bartholomew
750 Krumkill Rd Albany NY 12203-5976

NE Chapter Board Member :
Anthony Poveromo
10 Yellow City Rd Amenia NY 12501

NE Chapter Board Member :                                                                                                   Andrew Linn                                                                                                                                          404-518-2107                                                                                                                                                                                                  2126 15th St SE Washington, D.C. 20020

NE Chapter Treasurer :
Fran Bartholomew
750 Krumkill Rd Albany NY 12203-5976


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