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Taking Root is a participatory project that explores the relationship that people living in the UK have with bamboo plants as a sustainable material and as a carbon sink, and its role and ours in tackling the climate crisis. 15 local residents from Birmingham are currently growing a set of UK-grown baby Bamboo Borinda plant at home as part of a 6-months growing experiment. Use the website to watch their plants grow, understand bamboo's carbon impact, and help us locate or help us find other Bamboo Growers in the UK.

Growing Bamboo Community

Find out where other Bamboo Growers are in your neighbourhood or other places in the UK and help us locate new Bamboo growers in your community! Each circle on the map is an indication of where the bamboo grower is located, the exact location is kept confidential.

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Taking Root is a participatory project that explores the relationship that people living in the UK have with bamboo plants as a sustainable material and as a carbon sink, and its role and ours in tackling the climate crisis. 15 local residents from Birmingham are currently growing a set of UK-grown baby Bamboo Borinda plant at home as part of a 6-months growing experiment where they will be using a digital web platform to coordinate on the growing process, share growing tips and learn about the impact of bamboo on the climate. The process culminates in a Planting Ceremony in Spring 2022 where they will let their bamboo plant take root at the Winterbourne House & Garden, acting as a symbol of their collective commitment to tackling the climate crisis.

Taking Root is a project by Ling Tan and is part of the creative development of Bridge2Bamboo, an ambitious arts, engineering and community project for 2022, produced by Imagineer Productions, in partnership with Winterbourne House and Gardens and University of Birmingham, and supported by Arts Council England.