Fall Business Meeting

This year’s General and Business Meeting are going to be held in Redmond Washington at the home of Jim & Nancy Zimmerman in Redmond, WA. The general meeting is scheduled for 11, with a potluck lunch after; please bring something if you plan to attend.

More Info

The PNW Fall meeting is scheduled for Saturday October 11, 2014
All are Welcome to,
Jim and Nancy Zimmerman’s home and garden
11643 73rd Pl.
Kirkland WA 98084
(425) 823-9044

Arrivals anytime after 10AM welcome.
The PNW Board meeting is scheduled for 11AM
A potluck lunch at Noon. So bring a food item to share.
After lunch a presentation about the ABS
Conference so bring your photos and stories.
And following, a tour of the bamboos…
The Zimmerman’s have a large garden for an urban setting that was
remodeled last year. Jim has been collecting bamboos growing them in the ground
for over 20 years. His Phyllostachys vivax is close to 4 inches in diameter.
Help us ID some of the unmarked species.

Parking is very limited so please car pool.

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July 12th and 13th Portland Oregon Events

Ned Jaquith Foundation, Ned’s Birthday Bash and Campout.
Saturday July 12 to the morning of Sunday July 13:

Ned’s Birthday Bash at Bamboo Garden Nursery, 18900 NW Collins Rd North Plains OR 97133.

Guests are welcome to start arriving at 3:00 pm, with the party officially kicking off at 5:00 pm and dinner at 5:30. Guests may pitch their tent anywhere on the 20-acre property, and are welcome to take tours of the grounds. There will be a barbecue and live music; guests please bring side dishes and beverages. A campfire will be going from dusk until 11:00 pm. In addition, the Festival will feature: • A live auction of rare bamboo after dinner to benefit the NJF • Movie presentation: Wild China • Stephen Jensen doing a workshop on bamboo basket weaving from 11:00 until 1:00 pm • Kerry Huang giving a demonstration and workshop on traditional Chinese bamboo-centric cooking techniques from 2:00 until 5:00 pm Donations to the live auction are welcome. Please note that space at the workshops is limited, so if you’re interested be sure to sign up early. Fees are $40 per class. For more information or to RSVP go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/r … =8uw8kzdab

Sunday July 13

The Portland Bamboo Festival, held at the Pavilion of the Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd Portland OR 97221.

The event will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will feature bamboo vendors, bamboo lectures, and a live auction of cool and unusual species. Charissa Brock will also be giving an ongoing fan-making workshop between 11:00 and 3:00. In addition, the Hoyt will show off the start of their new Bamboo Collection, which has been given a place of honor just down from the Arboretum Pavilion. Please remember that this is strictly a mite-free event. New vendors are always welcome; please contact Noah Bell for more information or to RSVP,
Of Note: Things are shifting into gear for the installation of the Hoyt Arboretum’s new Bamboo Collection. The permits have been filed and the removal of existing plantings is scheduled to begin this month, with the first bamboo plantings expected to be in by early July. Thank you to Peggie and Martin of the Arboretum for your tireless work on this project, as well as thank you to Bamboo Garden for a generous donation of bamboo plants for the collection.
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2014 Seattle Bamboo Festival

Bamboo / Peony / Chinese Garden Festival

Seattle Bamboo Festival at the Seattle Chinese Garden

Saturday-Sunday, May 17–18, 2014 10 am to 4 pm

At the: Seattle Chinese Garden 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Just North of the South Seattle Community College Campus

Plant sale, Demonstrations and Lectures 10AM until 4PM Saturday & Sunday

Contact: James Clever
or 206-371-1072 for further details.
Talks and Demonstrations scheduled

Gary Marzolino
Fernhill Bamboo Nursery
Talk Title: “Tips on Bamboo Planting” Saturday Only 11AM

Ian Connor, Portland, Oregon
Connor Bamboo
Talk Title: “Garden with Bamboo” Saturday & Sunday Noon

John Stamey, San Juan Island, Washington
Wild Bird Bamboo
Talk Title: “Clumping Bamboo Propagation” Saturday Only 1PM

James Clever Bamboo Gardener LLC
Talk titles: “10 Favorite Bamboo Working Tools”, 10:30AM “Making a Bamboo Broom” 2PM “Basic Bamboo Care” 10AM Saturday & Sunday

Noah Bell, North Plains, Oregon
Bamboo Garden Nursery
Talk Title: “ Hardy Clumping Bamboos on the Horizon”
Sunday Only 1PM


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2014 NW Flower and Garden Show

The NW Flower and garden show is Feb. 5 to 9th at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA. www.gardenshow.com
The PNW Chapter will have an information booth at the show.
Contact Jim Engan jim.engan@gmail.com to help out at the booth and get a free pass to the show.
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Annual business meeting of the PNW Chapter

I invite you to attend the annual business meeting of the PNW on September 15, 2013.  The meeting will be held at the home of Sandra Bastian, in Tenino, Washington, from 11:00am to approximately 3:00 pm. (directions below).   According to PNW bylaws the association Board of Directors shall call for an annual meeting of the members to elect members of the board, review the organizations financial status, consider the overall well being and proposed operations of the PNW as well as its goals and objectives for the upcoming year.  This is an opportunity for you to have a face to face conversation with other PNW members as well as the board to voice your opinion regarding issues significant to the PNW community as you experience them.

As with any voluntary organization the PNW is only as viable as the degree to which the needs and desires of its members are met.  By taking part in the workings of the group you are more likely to assure the vitality of the association as well as promote a better connection between you and others who share similar interests in bamboo.  I very much look forward to seeing you at the Tenino meeting!

Galyn Carlile, Interim President

Pacific Northwest Chapter, American Bamboo Society

Directions to the meeting!

•          Sandra Bastian
2812 140th Ave. S.W
Tenino, WA 98589
•          From the north: take exit 95 circle around under freeway, go straight to 1st rd- Reeder rd. Turn right. There is fire station on the corner. Go to top of hill turn left on 140th to second house on left.
•          From the south: take exit 95, turn right, go straight forward and make a right turn on Reeder road then go to the  top of hill and turn left on 140th, second house on left.

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2013 Portland Bamboo Festival


Portland Bamboo Festival
A fundraiser event for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society a 501 (C)3 not-for-profit corporation.
WHEN: Sunday July 14th, 2013 – 10 AM to 3 PM
WHERE: Hoyt Arboretum Picnic Pavilion  4000 Southwest Fairview Boulevard, Portland Hundreds of live Bamboo plants in containers to purchase and take home with you, cut bamboo canes, books, and tools for sale by several different and knowledgeable vendors. We will have the following lectures, demonstrations, and workshops:

  • 11 to 12:30 – Free Bamboo Fan making workshop for kids by local bamboo artist, Charissa Brock
  • 11:30 – Working with bamboo in the landscape and growing bamboo in containers, by Lloyd Dubois of Bamboo Rescue.
  • 12:30 – Demonstration on how to divide clumping and container bamboo by John Stamey, of Wild Bird Bamboo.
  • 1:30 to 2pm – Bamboo Cane Splitting demonstration Charissa Brock

Event Coordinator Contact:

Noah Bell

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Ned Jaquith Memorial

Host: Bamboo Garden
Phone: 503-647-2700
When: Saturday July 13 at 5:00 PM
Where: Bamboo Garden
18900 NW Collins Rd
Portland, OR 97133
Please RSVP here: http://www.bamboogarden.com/Classes%20and%20events.htm and click on the Evite Link. Be sure to include what you are bringing to the potluck, if you are camping, and  how many are in your party. This will help us organize this special event!

Ned V. Jaquith, July 14, 1939 – September 26, 2012
Ned’s Birthday Memorial Weekend!

3:00 Arrive,set up tents,tour the groves,or help out.
5:30 Potluck! Please bring side dishes to share. Fresh caught tuna, Korean BBQ, vegetarian BBQ, lemonade, and birthday tribute cake provided.
7:00 Taiko drumming performance by Monmouth Taiko in Ned’s Moso Grove
7:45 Memorial, including remembrances in the grove, slides, and a special announcement about the Ned Jaquith Foundation
9:15 Family oriented film
11:00 Lights out, all who want to camp are free to.

Please RSVP with what you are bringing to the potluck, if you are camping, and how many are in your party. This will help us organize this special event! We will be sending updated information via email and posting here.
Please try to carpool. We are working on how to provide parking for a large # of vehicles, but need your help. More information soon.
Donations to the Ned Jaquith Foundation will be accepted in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made at the memorial or at www.nedjaquithfoundation.org

Sunday will be an annual event Ned loved-the Portland Bamboo Festival at Hoyt Arboretum from 10 am-3 pm

Nearby Grocery Stores:
New Seasons
1453 NE 61st Ave, Hillsboro, (503) 648-6968
Fred Meyer
22075 NW Imbrie Dr, Hillsboro, OR , (503) 747-1100
Costco (One of Neds favorite places!), 1255 NE 48th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, (503) 681-2800

Nearby hotels:
You can post where you are staying in hopes your friends will stay at the same hotel!
Mcmenamin’s Grand Lodge
3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116
(877) 992-9533
Fairfield Inn & Suites Portland West/Beaverton
15583 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton 97006
Hilton Garden Inn
15520 Northwest Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
Homewood Suites
15525 Northwest Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
Residence Inn by Marriott
(in south waterfront area downtown PDX), 2115 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201, (503) 552-9500

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Winter Potluck Meeting

WHEN: Sunday – January 20, 2013 from 12noon to 3pm

WHERE: Nancy Oberschmidt Residence – 1507 SE Alder Street. Portland, OR  97214

Come to a good old fashioned bamboo meeting! All members welcome and anyone interested in learning about the American Bamboo Society and our local chapter. A short business meeting will commence after lunch. Come meet all of us bamboo fanatics and enjoy a fun garden tour at the home of Nancy Oberschmidt. We will be honoring the passing of a good friend and one of the founding members of the Pacific NW Chapter Ned Jaquith with stories, and a slide presentation by James Clever. Please bring a main dish or side dish for everyone to enjoy. Drinks will be provided. Bring a friend!

For more information contact Adam Williams at (503) 516-2395

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2013 Seattle Bamboo Festival

2013 Bamboo / Peony / Chinese Garden Festival

  • WHEN: Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19, 2013 from 10AM until 4PM
  • WHERE: Seattle Chinese Garden – 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106 – Just north of the South Seattle Community College Campus
  • Plant sale, Demonstrations and Lectures
  • Contact: James Clever –  james@bamboogardener.com for further details if you want to attend, be a vendor, do a demonstration or give a lecture/talk.
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Summer Campout and BBQ (along with the Fall Membership & Business Meeting)

Paul Lee has graciously offered his facility to campers for an overnight stay in his mature bamboo groves. This is a catered event and we will have lots of food and beverages for you and your family. Come out and enjoy old friends and make new ones among the beautiful bamboos at Paul Lee’s place. If there is enough interest we may have a rare bamboo auction exclusively for attendees.

Fall Membership and Business Meeting, Saturday, September 8th – 4:00 PM at Bamboo and Koi Garden. Summer Campout and Chapter BBQ to begin thereafter. This is your chance as a voting member to select the chapter board members, and for the board members to select their officers. If you would like a volunteer position within the chapter please come to the meeting and introduce yourself!

Bamboo and Koi Garden – 2115 SW Borland Road,  West Linn, OR   97068   Phone: (503) 638-0888

Board of Director positions available:

President – The “big picture” person who runs the meeting, sets agenda and oversees committee work.
Secretary – Documents meetings and publishes them to the membership.
Director – Voting member of the Board
Chapter Representative – Represents the chapter at the national ABS level and handles any questions from the public.

We also need a Newsletter Editor. We would like to publish an electronic newsletter of chapter happenings quarterly. Familiarity with publishing, graphic design, copywriting and Constant Contact is a plus but not required. Enthusiasm for all things bamboo is!

Please submit any questions or comments to me at bambooadam@gmail.com or call me at (503) 516-2395.

I hope to see you and your family on September 8th!

Thank you,
Adam Williams, Secretary
Pacific NW Chapter of the American Bamboo Society
C# (503) 516-2395

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