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Bamboo grooming day

By for CAES News

The Southeast Chapter of the American Bamboo Society will host its annual meeting and grove cleanup at the University of Georgia Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Saturday, Feb. 13 in Savannah, Ga.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The historic bamboo groves on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences site will be used as a demonstration venue to show how to properly maintain and care for a bamboo grove.

Participants can take home bamboo poles that are cut during the day’s grooming event. A live plant auction and a general SCABS membership meeting will also be held.

For more information, contact Tracy Cato at (706) 255-4901 or email her at tcato@mail.com. For directions, see the farm’s Web site at www.bamboo.caes.uga.edu.

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.