We have a couple of varieties of bamboo growing in our garden and our farm...there is a stand of Giant Bamboo that gives us useful material up to 15 metres long and 15 cm diameter...there is a stand of thinner, but very sturdy, bamboo we use for hoe and broom handles...both varieties also give us fresh bamboo shoots that are delicious to eat [curries, especially].
Until recently, though, I searched in vain for a commercial bamboo farm. Now I have found one...rode right by it on my bike on a road not more than 5km from our house. I stopped briefly, and made this picture.
Bamboo is lovely stuff!
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