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All About Bamboo

How to grow it, treat it and its promise for a local building material.

January 3, 2013
The Maui Weekly

On Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m., Upcountry Sustainability will present an evening with Rich Von Wellsheim, president and co-owner of Whispering Winds Bamboo in Kipahulu.

Wellsheim will introduce attendees to growing and management techniques he and his partners have developed on the 20-acre plantation they manage. He'll discuss harvest and post-harvest processes, including borate treatment. Finally, he will describe their roadmap for making bamboo a viable building material in Hawai'i, plus efforts to obtain ICC certification.

Questions are welcomed.

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Learn all about bamboo and its potential as a viable building material in Hawai‘i on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Pukalani Community Center poolroom.

The free event, open to all, will be held at the Pukalani Community Center poolroom annex (adjacent to the pool area, across the street from Foodland).

For information about the event, call 573-9260.



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