SE Chapter Bamboo Festival Sept 20, 2014

SE Chapter American Bamboo Society Annual Fall Festival

When: September 20, 2014 from 9 AM to 6 PM

Where: Furman University Trone Student Center
Greenville, South Carolina

Admission is free.

The 8th annual bamboo festival will be held at Furman University on September 20, 2014 from 9 am to 6 pm. Furman is located just minutes from Greenville, SC, which is a destination in itself.

 This year we are excited to have the Asian Garden at Furman on tour led by Dr. Mike Hotchkiss of Georgia Bamboo and Sheree Wright of Furman University.  Many species of bamboo are represented in addition to other Asian inspired plantings.  Adjacent to the Asian garden is the Place of Peace, which was donated to Furman by the Tsuzuki family. It is the first authentic Japanese temple ever to be dismantled and fully reconstructed in America. The temple was originally built in 1984 but was never assigned a Buddhist priest otherwise it would not have been permissible to transport it from Japan. The temple will be open for meditation by festival attendees during limited hours, times to be announced.  Many thanks go to Furman University and Sheree Wright for allowing us this great opportunity. The festival will also offer a Bamboo 101 workshop given by John Tkach, have a demonstration in one of Furman’s bamboo groves led by Tracy Cato of Thigpen Trail Bamboo, on the Care and Maintenance of Your Grove. Richard Argo will lead a workshop on Landscaping with Running Bamboos, and David Benfield will give a workshop on Farming Bamboo. We are also excited to announce that Jaap Koppedrayer will give a demonstration on building and using a Japanese Bow. As usual there will be many plant and craft vendors present.  There is always more to learn and explore with bamboo so please plan to attend this annual event and give your support to the SEC.

The SEC will hold an auction during the event and all proceeds will go to the SE chapter which is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. If you are able to contribute to the auction, would like to be a vendor, or have questions about the festival, please e-mail event organizer Michelle Tkach at jtkach1@gmail.com.

We have arranged for discounted hotel rooms for festival attendees at The Hampton Inn Greenville/Travelers Rest (1-864-834-5550) which is located just a few miles from Furman and downtown Greenville. There are a limited number of rooms available at $99/night for the dates Sept.19 & 20.  These rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis and reservations must be made by August 19, 2014 at the latest. Mention the SE Chapter American Bamboo Society to get the special rates.

Additional information about the festival will be posted on our web site (http://www.sec-bamboo.org) as well as our Facebook page:

(https://www.facebook.com/SoutheastBamboo).

 

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2014 American Bamboo Society Conference Agenda

Schedule for 2014 ABS Conference San Marino, California

Thursday 11 September 2014

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ABS Board Meeting at Huntington Botanical Center

6:00-8:00 PM Meet and Greet new arrivals at Huntington Botanical Center

Make sure you have hotel reservations…….

Friday 12 September 2014

8-8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Jim Folsom, Director Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Gardens. Danielo Ramos, President ABS SOCAL

8:45 AM Keynote opening speaker: Thoop Nakasen, Nan Bamboo, Nan, Thailand.  Bamboo giants of Thailand.

9:30 AM Jorge Lezcano.  Arizona State University and Panama. Carbon Sequestration and Phytoliths in bamboo.

10:15 AM BREAK

10:30 AM Dr. Eduardo Ruiz Sanchez, BOTA. Jalapa, Mexico. Overview of bamboo botany in Mexico, new species and potential bamboos for Southern California.

11:15 AM Dr. Jen Parsons. San Diego Zoo. Bamboo Nutrition for the Pandas (and others)

11:45 – 12:30 AM Luc Boeraeve. Poperinge, Belgium. The YiPu garden in Suzhou, China: a hidden pearl.

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch: Mediterranean Food

1:30 PM Track 1

3:00 PM Track 2

Choose two of the following five tracks:

  1. David Chen. Chin Chu Bamboo Culture Garden, Taiwan. (Taiwan Bamboo Society). Bamboo bonsai.
  2. Dr. Lynn Clark, Iowa State University, USA. Bamboo laboratory with fresh and dry specimens to explore under the microscope.
  3. TBA. Cooking with bamboo shoots.
  4. TBA. Bamboo propagation techniques.
  5. Tour of Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Gardens.

4:30 PM Luc Boeraeve.  Bamboo Societies and networks: evolution during the last 25 years

Evening

6:30-9:00 (to catch the moonlight) Japanese dinner and entertainment in Main Conference Hall.

TBA. Shakuhachi flute music.

Li Fang Tang. Yunlin Story House, Yunlin,Taiwan. ( Taiwan Bamboo Society).

Storytelling and bamboo culture in Taiwan.

David Chen. Calligraphy and bamboo painting

9:00  Explore Old Town Pasadena

Saturday 13 September 2014

8-8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM Gerard Minakawa, California. Bamboo DNA. Large outdoor bamboo sculptures.

9:15 AM Armando Morenos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Bamboo architecture projects in Mexico.

10:00 AM Susanne Lucas, World Bamboo Organization. Plymouth, Massachusetts. Tribute to Ned Jaquith. Book presentation: ”Bamboo”.

10:30 AM BREAK

10:45 AM Niramit Sareerudt, Ubo Ratchatani, Thailand.  Million Guaduas for Thailand Project.

11:15 AM Susanne Lucas. Tribute to Richard Haubrich.

11:30James Clever, President. ABS National Meeting

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch: Panera

1:30 PM South Korean Ambassadors. Welcome to Damyang and WBC 2015

2:oo PM Closing Remarks

2:30 PM Auctions

Evening

6:30-9:00 (to catch the moonlight) Chinese dinner and entertainment in Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance

McCleod . Japanese  basket display and lecture.

9:00 PM Explore Old Town Pasadena

Sunday 14 September 2014

8-8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM – 5:30 Danielo Ramos. Full day tour to San Diego including San Diego Botanic Gardens, San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park.

OR

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Dr. Cliff Sussman. Half day tour of Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Gardens.and Dr. Sussman’s office garden and personal collections.

Getting to the Conference:

The following 3 small airports are quite convenient to reaching San Marino and Los Angeles area:

Ontario International Airport – about 1 hour drive.

Burbank Bob Hope Airport – about 1 hour drive.

John Wayne Airport (Orange County) – about 1 hour drive.

Also: Los Angeles International Airport – about 1 hour drive. This is a very large and congested facility.

Registration form for conference:

http://www.bamboo.org/2014ABSAnnualMeetingRegistrationForm.pdf

 

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Hotel Accomodations for ABS 2014 Conference

Suggested  Hotel information for attendees of the American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting – September 11-14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California area:

Please note there is a major event at the Rose Bowl this weekend. 3 Concerts for 100,000 + people Th, Fri, Sat nights so hotel rooms are VERY scarce. We do have about 73 rooms secured. Call them early! Tell them you are with American Bamboo Society. May not have web check in so use PHONE.

Saga Motor Hotel – 43 rooms

$99-110 depending on type of room.

Contact: Melodee

Main. 626-795-0431

Fax. 626-792-0559

Toll Free. 1-800-793-7242

Website: thesagamotorhotel.com

Smoke free property

Holiday Inn Express – 20 rooms. Cut off date 8/27. Code HTO

Double (and a few with 2 singles)  $129 King $139 +12% tax

Contact: Phoebe Valino

626 792 1363

Best Western Pasadena Inn – 10 rooms.

1 king bed is $89 + $10.68 = $99.68

2 queen beds are $109 + $13.08 = $122.08

Contact: Erika Hsu

3570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 796-9100

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Nominations for At-Large Director

ABS is soliciting nominations for candidate to fill the at-large position on the Board of Directors that is currently held by Carole Meckes, whose term expires November 2014. 

As an active member of the ABS, I hope that you will be able to help identify and recruit strong candidates for this position, whether yourself or other active members of the society. Ideal candidates will have the following qualities: passionate about bamboo, respond to communications in a timely manner, plan to regularly attend national meetings (note because California codes of incorporation prohibit proxy voting, attendance is important), and routinely participate on ABS projects. The three At-Large Directors represent all ABS members and give them a voice on the Board.

If you’re interested or know of interested candidates to nominate, please email their names and contact information to artieturner@gmail.com, call 214-770-5754, or write to Artie Turner, 9730 Twin Creek, Dallas, TX 75228. 

For publication in the August edition of Bamboo, names and biographies of candidates must be received by July 5th.  The nomination process ends on July 20th

Sincerely,

Artie Turner, Membership Director

American Bamboo Society

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Avery Island Moso Grove Grooming

LOUISIANA-GULF COAST CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BAMBOO SOCIETY SPONSORS

AVERY ISLAND BAMBOO WORK PARTY WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 26-28, 2016

 

 

 

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Hawaii Chapter Meets Jan 18, 2014

 

HCABS ANNUAL MEETING
January 18th, 2014 at 12:00, noon
Location: Wailoa River Park in Hilo , #3 pavilion

Directions: Get on Manono, then turn north on Piilani (towards the Waiakea Pond). Follow Piilani for a couple of blocks to Park Rd. Turn right. #3 pavillion is right at the end of Park Road, beside the Wailoa River.

Our meeting will start with a potluck at noon . The club will provide plates, cutlery, napkins & glasses.

* * * Please bring lunch type food to share and your own beverage.

After lunch there will be the elections for 2014 then a short demonstration of a propagation technique for small circumference bamboo culms. Weather permitting we will also go across the highway to Liliuokalani Gardens to see the bamboos they have there and to possibly learn of ways we can help them maintain their bamboo plantings. I know there is a Vittata that is much in need of thinning so here is also a possible source of some growing stock. For some bright color in your garden this bamboo will provide beautiful yellow culms with green stripes. It is nice as an ornamental but will not provide strength for other uses.

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Southeast Chapter Meets Feb 8, 2014

The Southeast Chapter http://www.sec-bamboo.org/ of the American Bamboo Society will hold its annual meeting on February 8, 2014 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens www.coastalgeorgiabg.org at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, GA.

We will meet at the Conference Center at 8:30AM for the Business Meeting after which we hope to spend some time in the Groves!

Please note: The American Bamboo Society is an all-volunteer group. As such, we could use everyone’s participation and help with Chapter Events and future planning! There are opportunities to participate on many levels, from chapter officer to volunteering at upcoming events to hosting local gatherings in your area. Please consider attending!

Questions about the meeting? send email: tcato@mail.com . We hope to see you all in Savannah!

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ABS Online Auction closes Oct. 5, 2013

The Live auction will be on October 12th in Loxahatchee, FL , but if you cannot make the conference you can get your bids in on some of the auction plants at bambooweb.info/ABSauction

The highlight this year is an auction for BOTA that gives the naming rights for a newly discovered species of Chusquea in Mexico. The auction is at: new Chusquea

This year’s auction also includes some new imported plants that the ABS has brought into the US.

The income from the auction allows the ABS to support bamboo research, new plant importation and other grants.

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Big Bamboo Contest

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 info that you need to collect:

Measure the diameter of each bamboo species in your area that measures over 1 1/2 inches. Measure at about four feet above the ground.

Data for the ABS Big Bamboo Contest must be submitted on or before October 1, 2013 for inclusion in this years competition, and a report will be available at the Annual Meeting of the American Bamboo Society. ABS Conference Info

Send your list of species and sizes to: frabin39@hotmail.com or mail it to : Frasier Bingham, 407 Lakeshore Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819.

Lets make a go of this, Regards, Frasier

The Big Bamboo Contest is intended to increase public awareness of bamboo and to promote American bamboo research and industry.

Potential Value
The contest has the potential to generate valuable regional information. Which species grows best in a specific region? What are the best farming practices? Which clones within a species are biggest?

Bamboo?!
Bamboo grows wood faster than trees. Bamboo produces edible bamboo shoots every spring. Bamboo is evergreen and sequesters carbon year around. Its leaves are eaten by livestock; its groves provide habitat for wildlife. Bamboo is beautiful. It is a giant grass adapted to live with forests.

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