Bamboo Origins

Bamboo plays a key role in our restoration work and regenerative enterprises. To maximize its full potential, we are looking at the entire bamboo life cycle, from seed to various possible products.

Bamboo and the Legend of our Origins

Bamboo holds an integral place in the history, culture and heritage of the Philippines. In pre-colonial folklore, the first man and woman emerged from a bamboo culm that was split in half. Fittingly, the two were called Malakas, meaning "strong one" and Maganda, meaning "beautiful one". Two words which truly describe the versatility of bamboo.

Working the Whole Bamboo Lifecycle

With looming threats of climate change, the importance of establishing a sustainable bamboo industry in the country has been put in greater focus in recent years. There is growing awareness of Bamboo's potential role in soil stabilisation, erosion control, carbon sequestration, faster forest cover, while also being a highly renewable material that can revitalise and support many industries and livelihoods.

But there is still some work to be done to address and close a few gaps along the value chain in order to push the bamboo agenda at wider scale.

That is why we intend to cover the entire bamboo life cycle from seed to product, so we can close all these gaps ourselves and share our learnings.

Visit the largest bamboo nursery in Bohol.

At the very onset, we have established a bamboo nursery at our site, which now hosts over 10,000 bamboo seedlings of economically and ecologically valuable bamboo varieties. This is the largest bamboo nursery in the entire province.

Seedlings propagated direct from seed.

We base majority of our bamboo propagation from seed, and not from cuttings. This ensures that the seedlings have the potential to live to their maximum lifespan before flowering.

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Plant only high quality mother plants.

We ensure that only high quality seedlings are being planted and delivered to buyers, which they can then use for their own propagation. With higher quality mother plants, farmers can maximize their bamboo livelihoods through sustainable harvest, while the clump itself can continue to perform valuable ecological services onsite.

Learn the best practices in bamboo propagation.

We will soon be offering courses and training on bamboo propagation.

 

Please keep visiting this space for updates on available courses so you can learn how you can embark on your own bamboo propagation journey and reap the many benefits from bamboo.

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See how bamboo is utilised for
land restoration.

Different bamboo species offer a a variety of functions and ecosystem services when planted such as fencing,  windbreak, erosion control, carbon sequestration and groundwater recharge.

 

With our restoration masterplan, we make sure the right species are planted for the right functions at every zone. Our aim is to restore our degraded land into complex, biodiverse and fully functioning ecosystems.

Closing the whole loop through bamboo design and construction.

In the future, our structures will be built with bamboo harvested on site. Not only will they blend seamlessly with their surroundings, they will also integrate with the site’s functioning ecology.

 

With architects and designers as founders, we aspire to experiment and push the potential for bamboo products and construction, creating a truly carbon-negative and regenerative value chain.

 

Whole Bamboo Lifecycle from Seed to Product

Come visit our bamboo nursery.

We are located in Sagbayan, Bohol.

 

If you'd like to visit our nursery to purchase planting materials, do leave us a message through the chat box.

Scroll below to view the species we currently have on hand.

Our Bamboo Species

Other Services

If you have a project or development that requires large quantities of bamboo planting materials, we can contract grow them for you with the species we have on hand. 

For inquiries, leave a message through the chat box.

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