The Northern California Chapter
American Bamboo Society
The NCCABS is the first ABS Chapter, formed by Jim Smith in 1981-82. He was a gardener at the San Francisco Botanical Garden (the former Strybing Arboretum) in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco and led the Chapter until his death in 1985. The NCCABS has held its spring sale and auction at that location many times in past years, starting in 1984.
There are chapter meetings throughout the year, plus meetings of the Board of Directors at which members are welcome. Announcements are sent to members by email.
A relationship has been established with the San Francisco Zoo where members have planted and helped maintain bamboos. Foothill College (Los Altos) and Hakone Gardens (Saratoga) have hosted NCCABS events as well.
Annual Meetings of the American Bamboo Society were hosted by the Northern California Chapter in 1994, 1999, 2008 and 2017. These exciting events feature displays, lectures, workshops, garden visits and plenty of opportunity to meet other bamboo enthusiasts of all persuasions from all over the USA and many foreign countries.
Directors and Officers: The Northern CA Chapter is seeking interested volunteers for all positions!
The Northern California Chapter of the American Bamboo Society is a federally tax-exempt California nonprofit corporation.
Federal tax ID#: 68-0053253
California Corporation #: 1274968