In early 2011, I came across an article about farming bamboo. Hmm, why would someone want to do that? Of course, I had a bamboo cutting board and a few kitchen utensils made of the product, but at that time I had no idea how far bamboo reached around the world and into products of almost every kind imaginable. I started to do a bit of research. That was the beginning of my obsession with this amazing giant grass!
It took hours, days, months, and even years to find all of the resources I have compiled since I first discovered how versatile bamboo is. I have a complete library of books, some very difficult to find. I have several different varieties of the plant and have grown them in the desert and now in the tropics. I use bamboo in my garden as a trellis for plants, edging around beds, fencing and more. Pretty much every week, I am creating another craft or building project using bamboo. And, of course, I have a personal collection of every product I can find and afford from sheets to furniture to computer thumb drives! A bamboo house is definitely in my future!!!
As an environmentally friendly, re-usable, carbon sequestering large grass with unlimited potential in product use, and the bonus of being able to save acres of rainforest around the world, I believe bamboo is the future. On these pages, I want to share my finds over the years with you. I will show you hundreds of amazing products and where to find them, rare books, plants, DIY guides and more. I will also share my personal experiences and the wealth of information I have researched and compiled to save you hours of research on your own. My dream is to create a one-stop-shop for everything bamboo!
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