NEC Spring News June 2016

NEC ABS newsletter June,  2016

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American Bamboo Society

The Good 

Bamboo in the Urban Environment Symposium hosted by University of Pittsburgh

40 bamboo engineers, researchers and advocates met at the University of Pittsburgh on May 5 to discuss the current state of international bamboo building codes. Summaries of research were presented by teams from around the world, and by the conclusion of the meeting a document called the “Pittsburgh Declaration” was created to direct future actions taken toward incorporating bamboo building materials in the urban environment.

http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/2016Bamboo/

The Bad

Lower Marion Township meets to discuss bamboo bans

Like other communities in the Northeastern US, Lower Marion Township is considering bans on certain types of bamboos. Bad bamboo experiences begin with improper planting and installation. The ABS’s mission to educate and advocate for bamboo has never been more critical.

http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2016/05/31/main_line_times/news/doc5745e6c8e891c105511982.txt

The “We’ll Take It”

The Washington Post’s Elizabeth Chang discovers tasty bamboo shoots growing in her backyard

Setting aside her frustrating relationship to her uncontrolled bamboo, Chang learns from her neighbors how to harvest, prepare and enjoy fresh bamboo shoots. Not exactly a bamboo endorsement, but big exposure for a little-known treat in our region.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/bamboo-invaded-my-yard-so-i-decided-to-eat-it/2016/05/24/ce17bb24-f12f-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html

 

 

 

Bamboo Projects @ Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition

Simon Velez and Vo Trong Nghia showcase bamboo

At an exhibition that showcases the world’s best and brightest architects and designers, bamboo had a starring role in the projects of architects from opposite sides of the globe. Velez, a Colombian architect, presented “New Ways of Using Bamboo,” while Nghia  presented “Human-Meditation-Nature.

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/venice-architecture-biennale-2016-simon-velez-05-27-2016/

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/vo-trong-nghia-venice-architecture-biennale-human-meditation-nature-installation-05-31-2016/

 

Another Bamboo Addition to Guinness Book of World Records 

That’s a big pen!

http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/search-guinness-world-record-youth-carves-longest-pen-bamboo/

 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY

14 – 18 September 2016

Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Northeast Chapter

Registration form can be found here:http://www.bamboo.org/forms/2016ABSAnnualMeetingRegistrationFinal.pdf

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, September 15

 

Tour :  to suburban Maryland to long-time ABS member David Andrews’ home and gardens (2 locations), and then to the United States National Arboretum to see mature grove of Moso,  which was planted in 1980 from seeds given by the ABS.

Price includes bus from Key Bridge Marriott Hotel (Rosslyn, VA) to 3 sites, lunch and return to Key Bridge Marriott Hotel.

Price for ABS members :  $45/ person

Non-Members : $85/ person

 

Friday, September 16

Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Rosslyn, VA

Morning Speakers :

Lynn Clark, Updates in Research (Iowa State University)

Sri Kumar, Defense Potentials of Bamboo (DARPA)

Nirmala Chontham, Nutrition & more of Bamboo Shoots (Panjab University)

Daphne Lewis, Farming Bamboo – Phyllostachys for Edible Shoots (Georgia)

Lunch provided on-site

Afternoon Speakers :  

Sonja Sheasley, Bamboo’s Role in the Natural Products Industry  (BumBoosa®/ NooTrees®)

Travis Hargett, Building with bamboo in Nicaragua (Peace Corps volunteer)

David Wang, Bamboo Bicycle Workshops and more (Beijing Bamboo Bicycles)

Noah Bell, The Asian Trail project at the National Zoo (Bamboo Garden Nursery)

Price for ABS members : $150 per person

Non-members : $190 per person

Dinner Party (optional) : $95 per person

 

Saturday, September 17

Bus from Key Bridge Marriott to Ticonderoga Farm, Chantilly, VA

Tour of Farm

Vendors and Demonstrations

Presentations/Workshops by:

Shanti Pierce, Bamboo Tea (Florida)

Mauricio Mora, Bamboo Beer (Mexico)       

Darrel DeBoer, Building with Bamboo (California)

David Wang (Beijing Bamboo Bicycles)

Noah Bell, Clumping Bamboos (Oregon)

Scott Ritchie (MD), MaryAnn Silverman (VA), Noah Bell (OR):  Controlling Running Bamboos

Qualla Arts & Crafts, Native American craft of bamboo (North Carolina)

JJ LaCourse, Bamboo Charcoal (HotBambu and Carbon Bamboo, Austin TX)

 

Lunch on-site, including preparation of bamboo shoots by Daphne & Nirmala

ABS Membership Meeting

ABS Auction

Bus back to Key Bridge Marriott

Dinner on your own. Georgetown or wherever

Price ABS members: $75/person

Non-members: $115/person

 

Sunday, September 18    World Bamboo Day at the U.S. National Zoo

Fiesta Day!

WBO tent showcases Bamboos of the Americas

With Eduardo Ruiz (American bamboos), Martin Mortera (DICMA Trade, bamboo constructions in Mexico), James Clever (art project with bamboo), Noah Bell (tour of Asian Trail)

Lunch at many locations throughout the Zoo – on your own.

Free.  All are invited. Transportation via Metro or your own way.

As always… MORE VOLUNTEERING NEEDED!

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:

andrewjasonlinn@gmail.com

Many thanks for your continued support of the Northeast Chapter.

 

 

2016 Board of Directors

 

Susanne Lucas, NEC Rep to ABS Board

susannelucas@gmail.com

508-685-0342

9 Bloody Pond Road

Plymouth, MA 02360-2201

 

Stephanie Ritchie

stephanieb_77@hotmail.com

410-462-6247

2282 Park Hill Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

 

Scott Ritchie

baltobucaneer@msn.com

410-462-6247

2282 Park Hill Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

 

Fran Bartholomew

franbartholomew@hotmail.com

518-458-7625

750 Krumkill Road

Albany, NY 12203-5976

 

Whitney Adams

wradamjr@gmail.com

860-691-4469

48 Bel Aire Drive

Mystic CT 06355-2002

 

Ned Newton

enewton1775@comcast.com

508-636-4920

427 Horseneck Road

South Darmouth, MA 02748

 

Mike Bartholomew

mab29@cornell.com

518-458-7617

750 Krumkill Road

Albany, NY 12203-5976

 

Anthony Poveromo

tonypoveromo@yahoo.com

914-674-1921

10 Yellow City Road

Amenia, NY 12501

 

Andrew Linn

andrewjasonlinn@gmail.com

404-518-2107

2126 15th St SE

Washington, DC 20020

 

Ed Woolley

littleacrefarm@yahoo.com

732-938-6300

223 Victory Road

Howell, NJ 07731
THANK YOU !

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