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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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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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Bamboo of the Americas

BOTA is – A project of the American Bamboo Society (ABS), a California non-profit scientific and literary charitable corporation, tax-exempt under section 501 (c)-3. Contributions to this project are tax-deductible under federal and California laws. BOTA: Our Mission Bamboo of … Continue reading

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2011 ABS Auction

It is now to think about plants for the ABS auction this Fall at the National Meeting.  We will precede the ABS meeting with an online auction to allow people that cannot attend the meeting the chance to bid on plants. The … Continue reading

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