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
A giant bamboo wheel, constructed by members of the European Bamboo Society
January 31st, 12:30-2:30
Hoyt Arboretum, Bill DeWeese Classroom
4000 Southwest Fairview Boulevard
Portland, OR 97221
Looking into Moso Plantations, China
I have been working as an independent consultant to commercial companies
interested in developing bamboo plantations in the U.S. Most recently,
concerns regarding the availability of bamboo plants for research plots,
and the clonal integrity of bamboo seedlings produced in-vitro,
have led me to question of the feasibility of growing moso bamboo as a
source for paper pulp in the United States.
China is reported to have both the largest and the fastest growing
bamboo sector, involving more than ten million bamboo farmers, providing
35 million jobs and generating a market value of over 10.5 billion U.S.
dollars of exports of various bamboo products for the global market. Moso bamboo
pubescens [syn. edulis])
has the highest ecological, economic and cultural value of all bamboos
in Asia, accounting for almost 70% of the total area of bamboo growth.
This bamboo alone is valued at 5 billion U.S. dollars of annual forest
production in China. For these reasons, I traveled to China to find out
first-hand about moso plantation development, and other aspects of moso
cultivation that is required for successful translation in the United
I went to China in February 2014 to ask questions and visit plantations.
Please come hear and see my impressions.
Susanne Lucas, Horticulturist
9 Bloody Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 USA
www.susannelucas.com / email@example.com
Executive Director, Ned Jaquith Foundation,www.nedjaquithfoundation.org
Executive Director, World Bamboo Organization, www.worldbamboo.net
Vice President, American
Sept 12th - 14th
2014 American Bamboo Society Conference at Huntington Gardens in southern
RARE Bamboo auction
supporting the American Bamboo Society
(most of these bamboos were donated by Bamboo Garden, as part of our first
release from the USDA new imports from China)
3 PM to 11 PM, overnight camping optional.
Bamboo Garden will host Ned's Birthday Bash! Proceeds from the campout
activities will benefit the non-profit
Ned Jaquith Foundation.
This will be our main fundraising event for the year. We will be holding two
special bamboo related classes (read below), and folks are invited to wander
the groves, ask bamboo questions, visit with friends old and new, and
partake in a potluck which will include BBQ Albacore tuna. Camping at the
nursery is optional.
• Silent auction of items from Ned’s private collection
• Live bamboo plants to purchase and rare bamboo auction
• Fresh caught BBQ tuna, campfire, campout and birthday cake
• POTLUCK (bring your favorite side dish to share)
Class: Traditional Cooking with Bamboo
In this class Kerry Huang, a traditional Asian food cook from
Seattle, WA, will introduce students to a delicious range of dishes that
incorporate bamboo canes stuffed with rice, leaves wrapped around rice and
meat, and of course bamboo shoots. Because bamboo has such a mild flavor
most of the dishes involve steaming or parboiling. Kerry says "Culm-steamed
dishes are often broiled/baked/grilled as a matter of tradition, but they
can also be steamed, as people do in Taiwan or in the Li (ethnic minority)
Nation." Although we are still finalizing which dishes students will learn
to cook, Kerry will include a few of the following: Culm-steamed
sticky rice , Zongzi (It's
like an Asian tamale), Culm-infused green tea, and Culm/Leaf steamed dishes.
The prepared dishes will become a part of the food served at the potluck.
Students will go home with the knowledge of cooking with bamboo and recipes.
Preregistration is required and class size is limited to 30 students and is
$40. From 2 to 5 PM, July 12th.
Traditional Bamboo Basketry
Stephen Jensen, who recently moved
to Oregon from New Mexico, studied bamboo basketry at the Bamboo Vocational
School in Beppu Japan. He will be taking workshop students through the
of making a Shikainami basket out of pre-prepared bamboo strips.
Preregistration is required and class size is limited to 10 students.
11 AM to 1 PM, July 12th
Portland Bamboo Festival
July 13th 10 AM to 3 PM
Hoyt Arboretum in Portland Oregon
4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Every year the Pacific Northwest American Bamboo Society (PNWABS) puts on a
Bamboo festival at Steven's Pavilion at the Hoyt Arboretum. Many bamboo
vendors bring plants, tools, books, and handicrafts to sell. (including
Bamboo Garden) The PNWABS is always looking for new vendors. (Contact Noah
Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org for details) Charissa Brock, will be there
giving an ongoing bamboo fan making workshop Show up at anytime between 11
and 3 to to make a fan. All ages welcome.
There will be bamboo
lectures and demonstrations to teach new comers how to properly select,
grow, and maintain bamboo.
photo copyright: Ned Jaquith 2003
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Richard Haubrich'
Photo copyright: Susanne Lucas 2014
Moso Forest in Taiwan
Charissa Brock's Bamboo Lamps hanging from the bamboo groves
He looks on Lovingly,
The Old Man and His Dog,
At the Giant Grasses
Grown mighty with his care
They bow in greeting
And smile as he passes.
Beautiful black canes of the
Phyllostachys nigra are
among the most prized by wood workers