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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.

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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