Building with Bamboo with Will Hooker
Half Day, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Cost: $40 before 7/31, $45 after OR 2 half-day workshops for $75 before 7/31, $80 after
Bamboo is a non-toxic, easy, and lightweight building material. It’s as strong as steel in tension and stronger than concrete in compression mostly due to the hollow cylindrical shape. And it’s accessible, grows quickly, and is completely affordable. Thanks to innovative designs and techniques including joinery, preservation, and tools, building with bamboo is quickly becoming a viable and exciting “modern” building option. On the homestead, bamboo can be made into fences, gazebos, lean-to structures, and even sculptures. Join Will Hooker, who has been building with bamboo for more than 25 years, including ephemeral bamboo sculptures, around the state and around the world. View a powerpoint of possibilities, discuss demonstrations of tools and techniques, and then create your own. Materials provided.