Join us on Earth Day (April 22) for a celebration of bamboo at Seattle Chinese Garden.
The American Bamboo Society’s Pacific Northwest Chapter will hold workshops on various topics including types of bamboo, how to grow bamboo in your yard, and what you can build with bamboo. The American Bamboo Society President James Clever and other experts will be on hand for your questions. There will also be a bamboo plant sale, an auction of rare bamboo plants, and kid friendly activities.
Seattle Chinese Garden 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Time: Noon to 4:30PM Vendors can set up at 10AM
Cost to attend: FREE
The Latest PNW Newsletter is now in the downloads section.
You can go directly to the newsletter at ; http://www.bamboo.org/wp/pnwc/downloads/?did=18
The annual fall meeting will be held on Sunday, September 11 at the Outdoors By Design Nursery in Shelton, WA at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will include reports to the members from the President, Treasurer, and our ABS representative. Remember, Board members are elected at the fall business meeting, so if you want to actively serve on the Board, be sure to make this meeting! At noon, we will have we a potluck lunch, (the Chapter will be providing a main dish and beverages) and short garden tour. Depending on attendance, James Clever and/or Phil Comer will make presentations on bamboo basics. Don’t miss a great opportunity to catch up with friends, learn about bamboo, and share a great meal! Hope to see you here.
Phil Comer President PNWCABS
Driving directions: From I-5 N or S, take exit 104 to Hwy 101 North, Aberdeen/Port Angeles. Follow Hwy 101 North for about 5.5 miles, then exit on right, following sign to 101 North, Shelton/Port Angeles. Continue on Hwy 101 for about 11.5 miles, then take the exit to North 3, Shelton/Bremerton. Bear to the right and merge onto North 3. We are the first house on the left, immediately after the merge onto North 3.
Note: Our mailing address is 221 SE State Route 3, Shelton, WA 98584, but if you are using Google maps, enter “221 SE Olympic Hwy S”.
Charissa will be demonstrating splitting bamboo and doing some traditional fine splitting.
The Festival is July 31st from 9AM to 3PM.
The talks will start at Noon in the upper lecture theater and run until 3PM
The speakers are as follows.
landscape design etc.
growing bamboo from seed and the potential that seed offer.
clumpers that were grown from new generation seedlings ( a continuance of Ned’s talk).
growing bamboo for timber and shoots and how to control bamboo in cities with machinery (which will be on display outside).
The plant auction will start at 2:00.
I have been adding the newsletters to the downloads page and I will be adding more documents as I get time.
You can get to the downloads page by the link on the right side of this page.
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
This year since the Portland Festival is on a Sunday we are
having 2 days of events. We will have a meeting and tour of Paul Lee’s nursery
in West Lynn on Saturday afternoon at 5:00 followed by a potluck dinner. On
Sunday we will have the Portland Festival at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland.