Building a Bamboo Palapa for a rescued pig!
Building a Bamboo Palapa for a rescued pig!
Pig Bamboo Palapa
Pig Bamboo Palapa
PIG BAMBOO PALAPA PALOOZA!  Saturday June 17, 2017   10 am - 2 pm

Get Well Farms is partnering with the Texas Bamboo Society to benefit Central Texas Pig Rescue.

Michael Schaefer, one of the top bamboo experts around, will instruct participants on how to build native structures using fire cured bamboo while we thatch together a palapa home for Get Well Farms' newly rescued pig, "Chich".

Admission is $10, and all proceeds benefit Central Texas Pig Rescue. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at http://www.centraltexaspigs.org/events.html, or paid at the door. Ticket prices are tax deductible and additional donations are welcome!

Complimentary vegan floats will be provided with NadaMoo! Ice Cream and Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout from Independence Brewing Co. (While supplies last, over 21 only)

This event is family friendly, and open to all ages. Ample parking can be found on Riverside Farms Road, please message here for any other questions.

"Get Well Farms is an educational platform for ways of permaculture and homestead sustainability. Currently finishing up installations to launch as an urban farm in 2018."

Get Well Farms. 2305 Riverside Farms Rd, Austin, TX 78741

Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
The Texas Bamboo Society will meet at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden on Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:30am - noon (weather permitting) at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas. Bring a saw, loppers, gloves, and bungies or cord if you would like to take some bamboo poles home in exchange for your labor as we will be meeting in the bamboo grove and doing a little bamboo maintenance while we are there.

Questions? send email or call or text (512) 906-8250


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Bambusa oldhamii Nov 19, 2011 Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Bambusa oldhamii Taniguchi Japanese Garden
Pseudosasa japonica - Taniguchi Japanese Garden - Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Pseudosasa japonica Taniguchi Japanese Garden
Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden

Past Event Pics:

Here is a link to pictures from the 21st Annual Texas Bamboo Festival which was held in 2013.

Tom Harlow’s Pictures from the ABS2012 National Conference
Gib Cooper’s Pictures
Carole Meckes’s Pictures

American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting, Lafayette, LA (Oct 12-16, 2011)

19th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival (September 24-25, 2011)

18th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival (August 28-29, 2010)

Work Day at the Chambers Bamboo Farm (Sept. 25, 2010)