to Bamboo, Biochar, Permaculture, Culinary and other sites
“Secrets of El dorado” video - About the Terra Preta soils of the Amazon - is a 'must see' documentary if you haven't already, runtime 49 mins.
Biochar - agrichar - Terra Preta - Presentation of the potential of biochar to improve the fertility of poor soils, and to sequester carbon. Focus on Australia. 11 mins
Part 1 of 2 "The Promise of Biochar" 9 mins
Part 2 of 2 "The Promise of Biochar" 2.2 mins
I have added some TLUD photos to my Flickr account. There are quick selection of photos of my various TLUDs since I started with small tin cans a while back and the bigger drum BBQ versions that I have been working on.
This is the link to the set > TLUD adventures
The workshop photo set on Flickr can be found here
Permaculture Research Institute
Earthcare Education - Robin Clayfield is a very devoted and talented Permaculture designer and teacher. She is passionate about ‘Dynamic Groups' as well as Permaculture education
American Bamboo Society
Bamboo Society of Australia
European Bamboo Society
INBAR - (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan)
The International Bamboo Foundation & the Environmental Bamboo Foundation of Indonesia
OTHER BAMBOO LINKS
bamboo victoria - if your looking for cooler climate bamboos for more temperate areas in Australia try Graham's nursery
Bambooweb - an interactive species list built from the ABS source list as a starting point. A very worthwhile project that is amassing a lot of information and images.
Bambusero - Mark Mortimer's bamboo website in New Zealand. He makes bamboo furniture, fences, water features
China LinAn Bamboo Product Company
Tai Hei Shakuhachi - Japanese Bamboo Flutes
Plant Name Database - Bamboo Names - A great site listing the vernacular names including Chinese, Vietnamese and others.
A World of Bamboo - saxes to teaspoons - Argentina. We had a slide show of Ángel & his wife's work but now they have there own website.
Bamboo, the All-Rounder in the Kingdom of Plants - A concise overview including information on processing and working with bamboo. by Uli Wahl
BOOK SOURCES & PUBLICATIONS
BAMBOO NURSERIES OVERSEAS
HERBS, SPICES & COOKING
A Modern Herbal - first published in 1931, by Mrs. M. Grieve, contains Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs. This is on of the best plant references I have enjoyed and it is now on the WWW.
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages - This index comprises information about botanical, chemical, culinary and historical aspects of 85 spices including 1370 vernacular names.
RecipeBookOnline - A growing collection of recipes and a lot of links to other cooking sites.
Viet World Kitchen - an information hub dedicated to providing knowledge on Vietnamese culinary traditions. There are recipes, articles, reference lists and list of markets and stores to buy Vietnamese food mainly in California. Hint - These are useful places for plant hunting too.