Bamboo is said to have the ability to sequester all of the CO2 we are currently producing in just 6 years. That is based on a calculation of its ability to sequester 4x more CO2 than any other trees. One acre of bamboo can sequester up to 25 metric tonnes of CO2. It makes "the miracle plant" the greenest natural resource on our Planet.
There are over 1500 documented uses for bamboo and more than half of the world depend on it to survive. Our Bamboo Beer process support local communities around the world and promotes sustainability.
"The hardiness and the beauty of Bamboos have long been appreciated by botanists and landscapers alike, but few realize that nearly half of the world’s approximately 1,200 species are native to North and South America and the Caribbean. From what we have learnt from the literature and the experience down South, we can grow Bamboo commercially in Ontario. Bamboo has been successfully cultivated in gardens and in small patches not only in Ontario but also in Saskatchewan, Quebec and other regions and has been used for landscaping in many situations. I have seen large woody Bamboo cultivation in Gardens and campuses in the Vancouver area as early as in the 60’s. Temperate Bamboos have been successfully introduced and cultivated in France, Germany, Belgium and other European countries, including the creation of large scale commercial TC production facilities. Closer to home, I have seen the success of your own efforts in cultivating a small woody Bamboo plantation in your back yard in Hamilton. A Google search indicates several other similar successes in Ontario.
The American Bamboo Society and/or the World Bamboo Org can be of great help in providing information on the proper species, the silviculture and the ideal locations in Ontario for the commercial cultivation of Bamboo for multiple uses. Of course there is INBAR, the international, inter- governmental organization in Beijing, PRC, created by Canada and several other sovereign states in 1997. I had the honour of heading the organization as its Founding Director General and was awarded the title-Distinguished Fellow of INBAR for life in 2000. after I retired..
As they say in the developing world Bamboo is Green Gold as well environment friendly."