Ian Connor is the current contact person for the meeting/festival.
July 30 Meeting
All are welcome to visit Paul Lee’s private collection of perhaps the largest timber bamboos in the Pacific Northwest at his nursery
Time: 5pm PNW Board Chapter Meeting – all welcome.
Followed by tour and pot luck at 6pm
Paul Lee will be cooking rice in the Chinese Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax)
July 31 Bamboo Festival
Once again, the Hoyt Arboretum is gifting the Visitor Center Lecture Theatre and Picnic Area for this event at
4000 Southwest Fairview Boulevard
Portland, OR 97221
Time: 9am to 3pm.
Talks and demonstrations:
These will be held at the Lecture Theatre at the Visitor Center.
There will be talks on taking care of spreading bamboos, selecting the best and new clumping bamboos, plus workshops from leading artists working with bamboo.
Plants will be available for sale at the picnic area below the Visitor Center. The sale helps the chapter provide events such as this, as well as lectures and aid for conservation. There will be numerous leading experts on growing bamboo in this region available for advice on care and landscaping.
Any last minute changes will be added to the events calendar first at http://www.bamboo.org/bamboo-events.php
There is an article on bamboo and the festival at: http://blog.oregonlive.com/kympokorny/2011/07/how_to_capture_a_tropical_feel.html