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A Bamboo Workshop by Green School students

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

It’s Maya from do-business and be-event team!

The situation of COVID is getting worst recently in Indonesia. Please be safe everyone!

Yesterday (06/30), I had a bamboo workshop assisted by Gusde and Tirta, the Green School students at office. The workshop took 1.5 hours long but I was into it. Even though, I am not good at crafting, but my curiosity and creativity helped. I like having challenges like this. So, I was super excited for this bamboo workshop.

Before we started to craft, Gusde explained to us about why Bamboos are special. We could have used any type of material, but we chose bamboos.


Fun fact 1#: bamboos are not trees, they are grass!

Fun fact 2#: bamboos are one of the fastest growing plants! Trees may take decades or more to mature, while bamboos may take up to only 6-7 years!

Fun fact 3#: bamboos are suitable for buildings because it’s one of the few materials that can be bent and twisted without breaking.

Because of this, you can make strong buildings using tension. By bending the bamboos and then holding the ends, you create a stable structure that can distribute energy evenly. This way the building can be resilient to earthquakes! Not only buildings, but also bridges!

Here is my building! I struggled quite a bit in the beginning but I am quite happy with it. However, I was most impressed by Taiga, Tak's 11-year-old son, and his 9-year-old friend. Their creativity was over the top! Sometimes they make me feel like I should not be too analytical and have a bit of fun. Their buildings were impressive.

I hope you learned something new from my blog. Thanks for reading and see you next week!

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