SLIM Offers Introductory Bamboo Class Feb. 18

February 10, 2016, 11:23 AM HST · Updated February 10, 11:28 AM
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The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at UH Maui College will offer a free evening introductory information session about the use of bamboo for crafts and building with Rich von Wellsheim on Thursday, Feb.18, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Laulima building, room 102.

Von Wellsheim is a member of Whispering Winds Bamboo Cooperative in Kipahulu. He is a bio-dynamic farmer who has grown 65 varieties of clumping bamboo commercially for 15 years.

Structural bamboo and teaching others how to build with this renewable resource is his passion.

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His slideshow will cover planting and growing, harvesting and curing, and building with this fast-growing, versatile plant.

Based on this introductory class, attendees can sign up to learn construction techniques in a 14-hour ‘Building with Bamboo’ class, or learn how to make crafts in an eight-hour Crafts with Bamboo class.

For more information, contact at [email protected] or call 984-3502.

 

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