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A Patchwork of Roots

  The physical power of bamboo is due to its literal connection with the earth. One of the key ingredients in bamboo’s self-sustaining and hearty structure would be the manner in which its roots are formed. All types of bamboo grow in a grid-like, interlocking root system. Because of this, the plant remains nearly impenetrable...

Tall Dinosaurs needed tall Grass!

Did you know that bamboo evolved from grasses in prehistoric Asia, near the end of the reign of the dinosaurs, and is the tallest grass on Earth? Bamboo, like ancient fern and palm trees, emerged in an age when life preferred to grow to super-sized proportions. Dinosaurs dined on early forms of bamboo; however, unlike...

Bamboo Book of World Records

The common Japanese variety known as Phyllostachys edulis holds the current world record—one stalk grew just an inch shy of four feet in 24 hours. That’s two inches an hour!   Given proper circumstances, a single bamboo specimen can produce nine miles, or fifteen kilometers of quality  usable poles in its lifetime.    

Not a Picky Plant

Bamboo can grow almost anywhere and among a range of climates—from the warm, humid tropics to high alpine zones that get yearly snowfall. Shrub-like bamboo is found on the cold and windy upper slopes of Mt. Fuji, proving to proliferate in places inhospitable to other plants.

Bamboo Food

The bamboo shoot has been the staple of many Eastern cultures for centuries, and its nutritional benefits are impressive. Bamboo is low in calories but rich in protein, fiber, and germanium. Its branches and leaves are actually a healthy provision when fed to livestock. The extract of bamboo leaves, a powerful antioxidant by itself, can...

Bamboo Health Factor

Bamboo has a rich history in the Eastern world. For pre-industrialized societies, the native grass provided food and shelter and was used to construct myriad essential tools for many aspects of day-to-day living. The earliest form of paper, discovered by archeologists, was made from the leaves that surround bamboo shoots and was used for simple...

About Bamboo Sustainability

Sustainability and utilitarianism are becoming hot topics these days. There are new and inventive (as well as ancient) ways of creating a greener world. Alternative methods for society’s growth and repair are entering the focus of mainstream idealism. In this giant exchange, excellent sources to boost the realization of sustainable living are working their way...
Bamboo Power Sweeps the Nation!

Bamboo Power Sweeps the Nation!

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Bamboo Surfboards

Bamboo Surfboards

e-friendly SURFBOARDS: the BAMBOO EVOLUTION by Gary Young From my first trip to the Big Island in August of 1989, I noticed an attraction, a comfort. It was not until living here for a few years that I realized why. Hawaiians call the Godess of the volcano “Pele”. The mana (energy) of Pele is a...
A Patchwork of Roots

A Patchwork of Roots

The physical power of bamboo is due to its literal connection with the earth. One of the key ingredients in bamboo’s self-sustaining and hearty structure would be the manner in which its roots are formed. All types of bamboo grow in a grid-like, interlocking root system. Because of this, the plant remains nearly impenetrable to...
Humans & Bamboo

Humans & Bamboo

A suspension bridge on the river in China is 250 yard long, 9 foot wide and rests entirely on bamboo cables fastened over the water. It doesn’t have a single nail or piece of iron in it. Used in ladders, scaffolding or fencing, bamboo is twice as stable as oak, and harder than walnut and...
Bamboo Recipes

Bamboo Recipes

Here are some of my favorite healthy, easy-to-prepare and simply scrumptious bamboo-inspired recipes from around the world. Bon appétit!     Stir-fried Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots 1 block firm tofu 8 – 10 Chinese black mushrooms 8 -ounce can bamboo shoots 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1 teaspoon mild miso 2...