Southern Luzon State University

Southern Luzon State University

May Kabuhayan sa Kawayan

In connection with the Science and Technology Week and in an effort to promote environmental sustainability and harness the potential of bamboo as a versatile resource, the Office of Production Services of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) recently organized a comprehensive Bamboo Seminar. The event, held on October 27, 2023, brought together local community members to explore the myriad benefits and applications of bamboo cultivation.

Bamboo, often referred to as “green gold,” is renowned for its rapid growth, strength, and eco-friendly properties. Throughout the seminar, participants delved into various topics, including bamboo propagation techniques, sustainable harvesting practices, and innovative uses across different industries.

Mr. Ben Francia, owner and founder of Habilin Farms, emphasized the importance of bamboo in combating deforestation and mitigating climate change. He also discussed the business ideas that you can make out of bamboo.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage in a hands-on workshop, where they learned practical skills such as bamboo propagation.

Furthermore, discussions centered on the role of bamboo in ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation. By planting bamboo, communities can enhance soil health, prevent erosion, and restore degraded landscapes, thereby promoting ecological resilience and preserving natural habitats.

As the seminar drew to a close, participants left inspired and empowered to integrate bamboo into their sustainable development initiatives. By harnessing the full potential of this remarkable plant, we can pave the way for a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.

The Bamboo Seminar hosted by SLSU’s Office of Production Services served as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation, signaling a renewed commitment to harnessing nature’s gifts for the betterment of society and the planet.

By: Aeriel Gilbert P. Dimaranan

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