Susanne Lucas and Ned Jaquith admire a majestic bamboo.
Beautiful, feathery foliage of
P. edulis Moso.
Ned and his Dogs.
Campfire by the bamboo grove
Kerry Huang, Traditional Cooking with Bamboo
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2007
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2003
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Richard Haubrich'
We are excited to host the
Annual Conference 2019
More Than Just Panda Fodder!
Where: Portland, Oregon
October 16 – 20, 2019
This is a hands-on
conference, where you can see and touch bamboo in the garden, as a farm
crop, being used as cane, in the pursuit of art, and as a tool to combat
Wednesday, 16th October,
2019: 09:00 to 14:00:
ABS Board Meeting,
Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.
Thursday, 17th October,
2019: Garden tour
08:15: Gather at Mark Spencer Hotel, for public garden tours around Portland
including the recently renovated Japanese Garden and The World Bamboo
Collection at the Hoyt Arboretum.
will then visit the Bamboo Revolution and the Bamboo Craftsman.
16:00: Tour ends at the Chinese Garden or at the hotel. Admission to Chinese
Garden not included.
17:00 – 20:00: (optional) Charissa Brock - open studio.
Friday, 18th October,
Bamboo Farming field trip
08:15: Gather at Mark Spencer Hotel for a field trip down the Willamette
Valley to witness bamboo farming and production with Dain Sansome of Bamboo
Valley, demonstrations of tools and equipment, as well as a visit to the
largest grove in Oregon of
("Chinese Timber Bamboo").
18:00: Return at Mark Spencer Hotel.
Saturday, 19th October,
Bamboo Lectures & Bamboo Fence
08:15: Gather at Mark Spencer Hotel to travel to the Bamboo Garden Nursery.
van Der Palen, internationally renowned nurseryman from the Netherlands,
followed by: waste water treatment using bamboo by Jared Kinear and Deke
Guderson of Clean Water Services and Pacific University, Biochar for soil
remediation by Andrea Melnychenko, concluding with Daphne Lewis, author of
Bamboo fence workshop with Mark Meenan,
take a guided tour of the Bamboo Garden with Noah Bell and Bamboo Garden
Dinner and the ABS General Meeting.
17:30: ABS Auctions, (silent and live plants).
18:45: Gather for return to Mark Spencer Hotel.
Sunday, 20th October,
“Introduction to the fine craft of bamboo” workshop with Charissa Brock.
Scavenger hunt of private gardens in inner Portland, (with hidden prizes).
Mark Spencer Hotel
We have group discount rates. For details, please call: (503) 224-3293.
Mention the ABS for discount.
Public transport: Exit airport arrival lounge. Turn right and walk to end of
terminal for light rail.
Purchase ticket at machine on platform ($2.50 for two hours, or $5 for day
Take MAX Red Line to Galleria / SW 10th Avenue in downtown Portland. -
Estimate 45 mins on MAX train.Walk west on Morrison Street to 11th Avenue
(one block). Turn right on 11th Avenue & walk to hotel on west side of
street, (three blocks). Walking time = 5 mins.
Updates: Go to the ABS website
www.bamboo.org Contact: (503) 647-2700
The Old Man and His Dog,
At the Giant Grasses
Grown mighty with his care
They bow in greeting
And smile as he passes.
Photo copyright: Susanne Lucas 2014
Moso Forest in Taiwan
Charissa Brock's Bamboo Lamps hanging from the bamboo groves
Beautiful black canes of the
Phyllostachys nigra are
among the most prized by wood workers
A giant bamboo wheel, constructed by members of the European Bamboo Society