Learn About The History of Bamboo

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Hey everyone,

In my daily journey in scouring the Internet for interesting articles and media, I’ve discovered a series of videos about bamboo, from the point of view of a grower, not a flooring manufacturer.

Bamboo plantsI thought it might be interesting to find out about bamboo as a plant, and how it’s use has been in parallel with civilizations all over the world, and for thousands of years.  I really do find the idea fascinating.  Bamboo is material that was used five thousand years ago in China, is being used today here in Vancouver, and in many other parts of the world, in the twenty-first century.  That’s staying power!

I love history, and the idea that people have remained basically the same across the ages, and across cultures too.  In the building materials, textiles, and artistic spheres too, bamboo has been a proven material to count on.  Heck, we even eat the stuff!  The videos talk a bit about this history, plus something about how many subspecies of bamboo there are, how it contributes to eco-systems, and more.  Enjoy, and tell me what you think, good people.

Cheers!

Rob.

Bamboo plant image courtesy of Morning Glory.

BuildDirect uses some of that bamboo to make bamboo flooring

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