Maui Business

SLIM Offers Building With Bamboo Class

January 12, 2016, 11:42 AM HST
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Bamboo is the original sustainable building material. Bamboo homes are sprinkled around Maui and bamboo is used for hundreds of purposes. SLIM photo.

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui will hold a three-Saturday workshop on the art of building with bamboo beginning on Jan. 16 at UH Maui College.

Instructor Rich von Wellsheim of Whispering Winds Bamboo has decades of experience growing and using bamboo.

He will lead participants through the uses of bamboo and how to design structures on Day 1.

Day 2 is in the shop, exploring the tools and methods used for joining and lashing bamboo, while creating parts of a structure.

Day 3 will offer the opportunity to erect the bamboo structure with the skills learned.

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Schedule

  • Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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To register, go to edventuremaui.com and click on the “Agriculture and Horticulture” menu.

Price: $399 (discounted from $449).

Contact SLIM Education Coordinator/Specialist Melanie Stephens at m[email protected] or 984-3502 for more information.

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