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Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)

The Building with Bamboo workshops will be held in the Lightwave Bamboo Agricultural Structure at a private residence in Kona. (Photo courtesy of The Institute for a Sustainable Future)

The Building with Bamboo workshops will be held in the Lightwave Bamboo Agricultural Structure at a private residence in Kona. (Photo courtesy of The Institute for a Sustainable Future)

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The Building with Bamboo in Hawaii workshop is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at a private residence in Kailua-Kona. The cost is $75 and includes a locally sourced lunch.

Attendance is limited to 30 people, advance registration is required at www.isfhawaii.org or by calling 889-6845.

The Jan. 17 workshop is the first in a series of workshops, but can be taken as a stand-alone workshop. The other workshops are Feb. 28, April 4 and April 18-19 and can be taken individually or as a series (including Jan. 17) for $250.

Various species of bamboos are suitable for construction of buildings, furniture, crafts, and tools. The bamboo shoots of several species are also edible and nutritious. Part of this project will include mapping and identifying the building bamboo resources on Hawaii Island.

The Jan. 17 workshop has a focus on managing bamboo for building—species grown in Hawaii for building, cultivation and management, clump management, pruning and shoot harvesting.

Subsequent workshops in February and April will build on this knowledge and move into treatment and preservation for pest control, harvesting for construction, joinery and finish techniques, design considerations, preparing bamboo for building and culminating in the building of a simple structure.

The Building with Bamboo in Hawaii “Shoot to Shelter” series is taught by Leimana Pelton. the creator of the Bamboo Links system of joinery, the invention of which facilitated the acceptance of bamboo as a mainstream building material. Pelton designed and built the attractive bamboo structures that are featured at many Hawaii County transfer stations.

For further information, call 889-6845.

The mission of The Institute for a Sustainable Future (ISF) is to facilitate development, dissemination, and implementation of techniques, skills, and systems that empower communities to manage resources and affairs in a sustainable manner.

— Find out more:
www.isfhawaii.org

One Response to “Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)”

  1. Robert Stahl says:

    Aloha Can I sign up for the 17th class, if there is room. Aloha Robert

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