Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bamboo Houses Built for Refugee Orphans

http://inthralld.com/2012/03/soe-ker-tie-bamboo-houses-built-for-refugee-orphans/   These Soe Ker Tie Houses were built on the Thai Burmese border for Karen refugee orphans.

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PLYWERK: Bamboo Entrepreneur, Portland OR

Video of Plywerk: http://www.plywerk.com/photo-mounting/movie Plywerk Inc. is a small company in Portland that mounts your artwork on bamboo/maple panels. It started with a good idea 5 years ago, and has evolved into a blossoming bamboo business with 15 employees. The bamboo wave … Continue reading

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Bamboo Gardens of Louisiana

Lee Berry, in Mt.Hermon, LA is growing over 100 species of bamboo on his 24-acre property. He’s found great success by spreading chicken fertilizer. Definitely a place to check out if you’re in the area! http://www.abc26.com/news/newswithatwist/wgno-bamboo-gardens-not-in-china-but-in-louisiana-20120320,0,7841903.story

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The ABS has expanded its Big Bamboo Contest to include gathering data on the size that the various large bamboos reach in each State. Here is the charge: Measure the diameter of each bamboo species in your area that measures … Continue reading

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We’ve got a friend at the NY Times

This article thoroughly describes the benefits of growing bamboo. Specifically it focuses on the positive impact bamboo can have in Africa. Bamboo is nearly a panacea for the struggles facing many African countries: deforestation, desertification, dwindling firewood, and limited revenue … Continue reading

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World’s first bamboo carbon offset credits issued

Huge news! On February 15, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS website) made a landmark decision to certify an organization to issue carbon credits for planting bamboo. The Bamboo for Africa program received this accreditation for their mission to assist low-income African … Continue reading

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