Update #7: finishing the first greenhouse and water tower

We are back with a short update. And it’s a very happy one! We have finished the first greenhouse and water tower. We have worked really hard to finish everything in a fast and reliable way.

The greenhouse enables us to nurse the bamboo plants until they are big enough to be planted in the field. In the next couple of weeks, the greenhouse will be filled with new bamboo babies, we can’t wait to watch them grow!

Our water tower, needed for steady and sustainable water supply is also finished!

The next project we will sink our teeth in, is the shadow hall. We are making good progress here as well and should be able to update you shortly.

First customers

We are receiving a lot of messages from people interested in the project, which is so amazing. Remember that you can join us at any time. For as little as €5,34 you can already support us with 1m2 of bamboo! The more we are, the more bamboo we can plant to fight climate change. It’s also fantastic to see that the first curious neighbours and customers came to take a look at the project.

Bamboo Village Uganda was not only founded to battle global warming, we also aim to create sustainable and fair paid jobs. That is why the bamboo is partly used to create beautiful products, that we sell in our webshop, but also in and to the local community.

That’s it for now. We’ll be back soon!


Update #1: beautiful bamboo products and more

It’s time for our very first update about Bamboo Village Uganda, how exciting! Last week, Henri made a visit to Uganda. Here’s what happened:

Meetings with local craftsmen who work with bamboo

Bamboo Village Uganda - Bamboo turned into products - local craftsmen workplaceBamboo is an excellent source to create long lasting and beautiful products. During the project visit, we met with several inspiring entrepreneurs who turn bamboo into products. We visited their workshops, where they explained us how they work, and showed us how they make their products. It’s inspiring to see the knowledge and passion the craftsmen have for their products.

A visit to the bamboo plantation

We traveled to the bamboo plantation. We interviewed several of our project members, such as nursery manager James:

We checked the status of the ground, where the bamboo will grow. Everything is in good condition!

Catching up with Uganda Bamboo Association

A visit to Uganda without a visit to our wonderful partners of Uganda Bamboo Association is impossible. We had the chance to meet with several owners of (web) shops with beautiful bamboo products and photographed many of those products.

Bamboo Village Uganda - Henri Potze - Uganda Bamboo Association Bamboo Village Uganda - Uganda Bamboo Association

That’s it for now. We’ll update you again soon!