Bamboo construction class near Santa Cruz, CA

John Schinnerer John-Schinnerer at
Fri Jan 7 20:33:02 EST 2000

Aloha all,

Just got this from architect and bamboo aficionado Darrel DeBoer...

John Schinnerer

Advanced Bamboo Utilization
Taught by Karl Bareis & Simon Henderson 

Karl has taught a class at the University of California at Santa Cruz for 
each of the past six years and is offering the advanced class to members
the NCCABS and other graduates of the UCSC Extension classes.  He is
to avoid covering the basics again, so even if you feel like your
level is low, please feel free to participate -- there's just a limit to
time available for answering questions.

Simon Henderson has recently moved to the bay area from the Pacific North 
West where he taught Permaculture with a special focus on bamboo. He has
extensive teaching experience and will work with Karl to be able to bring 
individual attention to the bamboo craft element within the class.

The class will be held in Bonny Doon, near Santa Cruz
2900 Smith Grade Road*
>>From 9:30 am-4 pm, Saturday, January 22, 2000.

The class will focus on using bamboo to build garden fences.
The class is organized to teach the principles of bamboo use in basic
Harvest techniques; organization and use of traditional tools; Decorative 
knot tying and structure, as well as foundation principles.

Additional information on creating tempering kilns for bamboo used in 

Participants should bring a sack lunch, as well as notebook and pen; 
Class will be held outside and under a roofed work area, so dress warmly.

Tea and coffee will be provided.
Questions regarding the class may be e-mailed now, or telephoned
after January 3, 2000:
ibabambu at or 831-427-1034.

Those wishing to join the Practical Bamboo class must
pre-register, sending $45. to Karl Bareis,
2900 Smith Grade, Santa Cruz CA 95060.
*a road map is available upon request. 

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