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.
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.
PROPAGATION FROM SEED - NOT FROM CUTTINGS
We base majority of our bamboo propagation from seed, and not from cuttings. This ensures that the each bamboo plant lives to its maximum life span. Seedlings propagated from cuttings on the other hand, only take on the remaining life span of the mother plant.
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. This guarantees their maximum life span and ensures that the plants remain productive for long. And the longer they remain productive, the more they can maximize bamboo livelihoods through sustainable harvest, and the longer they can continue to perform ecological services onsite.
LEARN ABOUT 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.
BAMBOO FOR LAND RESTORATION
Different bamboo species offer a a variety of functions and ecosystem services when planted. They can be used for fencing and windbreaks; they can reduce erosion, increase carbon sequestration and groundwater recharge. Our restoration masterplan takes these properties into consideration to make sure the right species are planted for the right functions at every zone. Our aim is to create complex, biodiverse and fully functioning ecosystems rather than simple monoculture plantations.
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 construction and carbon-negative construction, eventually looking into laminated and engineered bamboo and other products and innovative techniques.
Whole Bamboo Lifecycle from Seed to Product
Visit Our 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
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.