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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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Florida based TruBamboo has plans for growth

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/boynton-beach-company-wants-eco-friendly-bamboo-in-2201203.html TruBamboo, a 9-year old company producing bamboo housewares, has recently hired Dan Demicell who doubles as the company’s General Manager and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. TruBamboo manufactures their products in China from Moso using FDA-approved adhesives. They have an … Continue reading

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Big Bamboo Contest

BIG BAMBOO CONTEST American Bamboo Society What? Who has the biggest bamboo? Do you? Enter our contest and find out. When? Entries must be received by August 1. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Bamboo … Continue reading

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Online Bamboo Auction

The online auction for the 2013 American Bamboo Society Conference will be opened closer to the event. Check this link for updated info: http://absauction.bambooweb.info/  

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ABS 2011 Conference Agenda

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – AGENDA AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM Wednesday, October 12 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ABS Annual Board of Directors Meeting, Holiday Inn-Lafayette. Thursday, October 13 8:00 to 8:45 am           Registration 8:45 to 9:00 am Welcome, ABS Pres., LGCC Pres. … Continue reading

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Call for papers for WBC 2012

As you may know, from April 10-13, 2012 the University of Antwerp Belgium will host the 9th World Bamboo Congress.  All information can be found on our website www.worldbamboocongress.org.  More information on background, organising and scientific committees can be found … Continue reading

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