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American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting & Conference 2013

American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting & Conference 2013 The 2013 American Bamboo Society Annual Conference October 10 – 13, 2013 West Palm Beach, Florida “Bamboo – Uniting the Continents” – The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bamboo Society, is … Continue reading

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Avery Island Moso Grove Grooming Feb 22-24, 2013

AVERY ISLAND BAMBOO WORK PARTY WEEKEND 2013 marks the fifteenth year that Louisiana Gulf Coast Chapter and American Bamboo Society members will have come to Avery Island to help clear and clean E. A. McIlhenny’s plantings of timber bamboos. registration info & details

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2012 ABS Conference Pictures

Thanks to everyone who attended the ABS2012 National Conference in Austin, Texas – a great time was had by all. Here are 3 different versions of event pictures: Tom Harlow’s Pictures from the ABS2012 National Conference: https://plus.google.com/photos/114387865956301729476/albums/5794868394758305281 Gib Cooper’s Pictures: … Continue reading

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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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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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