EUROPEAN BAMBOO SOCIETY CONTACTS:

Michael Brisbane

Dave Modijefsky

Giovanni Lanza

 

Links to bamboo pages
from EBS GB and around the world

Bamboo Photo Gallery: Pictures of Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About EBS: The European Bamboo Society

EBS is an informal federation of national European bamboo societies, each of which has its own administration and membership. There is no central administration - the society coheres through its annual general meetings, which are held in a different country biennialy in rotation.

Calendar: News & Events

 

 

Future dates for 2013 - WBC

World Bamboo Day 18th September 2013

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Further details: http://www.worldbamboocongress.org

Michel Abadie is the new President of the World Bamboo Organization to read his address go to link http://worldbamboo.net/uncategorized/president-abadies-address/

www.worldbambooday.org  If you have additional questions, please feel free to send an email :  info@worldbamboo.net

 

May/June 2013
Join the Bamboo and Birding BOTA Eco-tour to Panama May 31-June 11, 2013.
Now information and all pdf files are found at websitebelow.

http://www.bamboooftheamericas.org/?p=182

BOTA

 

 

The 10th World Bamboo Congress will take place over 5 days,

27 June – 1 July in 2015

The WBC will kick-off the World Bamboo Festival in Damyang, South Korea

a 50-day bamboo festival and expo which anticipates over 90,000 visitors!

Stay tuned for the launch of the WBC website, with more details and information regarding the Call for Papers, travel recommendations, registration, and more.  For now, please SAVE THE DATE and plan to join World Bamboo for a magnificent event and a trip to South Korea.

 Bamboo in the News - Articles from Around the World:

Architecture, Art and Design

Bamboo plants give the X house a strong natural structure and outlook - World Architecture News

Bamboo is the latest natural material to be used in eco-friendly building - PropertyWire

Chinese Farmers Build Birds Nest Stadium Out of Bamboo - Gizmodo China

 

Consumer Products

Subway Tile Style with Bamboo - Jetson Green

Asus U53 Bamboo goes green - Mirror News UK

Bamboo Fly roads - When precision becomes art - Gillette News Record

Modern bamboo tables made in Oregon, for S.F. - SF Gate

Skydda Design's BambooBook Is Full of Bamboo and Class - PC World

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once - Inventor spot

Woody Bamboo flash drive is green storage alternative - SlashGear.com

Bamboo Computer Mouse - It Voir

Bamboo bike -- Road bikes relax a little - Los Angeles Times

Calfee Design's bamboo mountain bike -- Green to the Extreme -Time.com

Go Green (Really Green) With Your Hard Drive - ItManagement

Wagging Green Unveils First Line of Bamboo Fiber Dog Products - PRWeb

About Bamboo Flooring - commercial site with excellent resources and information - Build Direct


Clothing, Fabric and Apparel

Bamboo fabric: How it's made - Vancouver Sun

Paper -- Production of Thermal Insulation Composites Containing Bamboo Charcoal - Source: Textile Research Journal - Red Orbit

Giveaway: ecoSkin Pearl Top In Magenta Purple - Ecorazzi

Baby clothing company uses bamboo as opposed to traditional cotton fabric - The Celebrity Cafe

Bamboo No.1 sustainable material, says city man - Birmingham Mail

Now, green range of bamboo underwear! - The Times of India

Gloves are made from environmentally friendly bamboo fiber - ThomasNet

Plan to create 'natural burial ground' in Co Wexford - Irish Times

 

Environment

Bamboo can play a deep role in saving the globe - The Hindu

Bamboo can reduce global warming - MeriNews

UNICEF distributes biscuits to malnourished children during ‘rat flood’ food crisis - UNICEF

Bamboo plantation eyed in areas with less tree survival - Phillipines Sun Star

Basketful of green gifts in bamboo - China.org

 

Gardening

Chusquea culeou -- Plant life: Deserving of a garden spot - Otago Daily Times

 

Travel, Photos and other Stories

A preview of Republic Day tableaus - Land of Bamboo - The Hindu

Hoping for a bumper crop - Vietnam VOV News

Short story: Fellow Traveller by Hari Kunzru - Guardian.co.uk

Travel by Bamboo Trains in Cambodia – True Ingenuity! Green Earth News

 

 
 

Bamboo cultivation basics



Bamboos are very tolerant of soil types and growing conditions, and in fact, can be planted almost anywhere. The major exceptions include regions where winter temperatures dip below minus twenty degrees F (Zone 4 or colder), dry desert conditions without available irrigation and wet areas (those soils always water-logged). With so many types of bamboo (over 1,400 have names, from regions as diverse as high mountains of Chile, floodplains of North America, tropical rain-forests, subcontinent India, and mountain forests) and native to all continents except Antarctica, it is no wonder that one can find a bamboo adaptable to most any climatic zone. Planting So, once the appropriate species has been selected, one must prepare the site for planting.Soil preparation includes loosening the soil, adding any necessary amendments, and placing the plant in the hole. This should be rather simple but is often the most overlooked aspect of the process. If the soil does not drain well, or is heavy due to clay or compaction, add coarse sand or other drainage/aerating amendments: MORE