The Northern California Chapter
American Bamboo Society
Bamboo information and events for the Northern California region.
Bay Area Events:
- NEXT NCC EVENT: To Be Announced
- The public is invited to all NCC events.
- ABS Annual Meeting: October 2020, hosted by the Southeast Chapter of the ABS.
- Arts & Crafts Competitions (with cash prizes) are on hold pending recruiting new coordinator.
*** Any artist in any medium with judging skills may volunteer to take this position. ***
- Every September 18th is World Bamboo Day!
- World Bamboo Congress: Will take place 18-22 September 2020 in Taiwan.
Members: please see member page for more.
Bamboo importers bring both temperate and tropical bamboos into the USDA Quarantine Station in Beltsville, MD. The American Bamboo Society has in the past underwritten the cost of many of the plants, which are first available at ABS Auctions (check for current year's location)!
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!
Quick Links ---
- Web Links:
with pictures and FORUM
BAMBOOS FREE FOR THE DIGGING and/or TAKING!
Locations from BERKELEY to SANTA CRUZ.
Bamboo Pens crafted by NCCABS member
Black Dragon (aka Richard Kroll)!