The Northern California Chapter
of the
American Bamboo Society

Bamboo information and events for the Northern California region.

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Bay Area Events:

- NEXT NCC EVENT: March 15th Meeting in Richmond (East Bay)

- BAMBOO SALE at Foothill College on April 4th, 2015

- The public is invited to all NCC events.



National Events:
- ABS Annual Meeting and Bamboo Convention - Oct-Nov 2015, Veracruz, Mexico hosted by BOTA

- Arts & Crafts Competition 2016 with cash prizes. Entry guidelines: [PDF]
- ABS "BIG BAMBOO" Contest. Size DOES matter! [PDF]


International News:

- Every September 18th is World Bamboo Day!

- World Bamboo Congress (September 2015) in Damyang, South Korea.


Members: please see member page for more.

HEADLINES: There are many temperate and tropical bamboos in quarantine which are due to be released soon. The American Bamboo Society is underwriting the cost of many of the plants, which will first be available at fall ABS Auctions!



NEXT NCCABS EVENT: March 15th Meeting in Richmond (East Bay)




INVASIVENESS of BAMBOO -- Position statement fron the ABS in response to town ordinances in some cities, mostly in the Northeast, aimed at limiting or prohibiting the planting of bamboo!




Thank you.
NCCABS Board of Directors



Quick Links ---


- Who we are


- or the print & mail MEMBERSHIP FORM: [PDF]



- Glossary of Bamboo Terms


- Bamboos in the US and where to get them.


- Auction Results from Past Events


- Plants which are NOT bamboos!


- Web Links:

--- The American Bamboo Society (ABS) on the web
--- BambooWeb, the ABS interactive companion site

with pictures and FORUM

Bamboo Pens crafted by NCCABS member

Black Dragon (aka Richard Kroll)!

Click HERE.


Locations from DAVIS to SANTA CRUZ.

Click HERE.








Bamboo for Reinforcing Concrete -- article dated 1966 from the US Navy Civil Engineers
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