From Rhizomes to Resilience

We're positioning bamboo resources for 21st century sustainability.

Since 2004, Pacific Bamboo Resources (PBR) has offered leadership and served communities, governments and industries — regionally and internationally — to research and pursue practical applications for bamboo resources.

Mission: PBR cultivates economic activities that restore the health of our natural and built environments and, in turn, create resilient, sustainable communities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

With an emphasis on critical service, PBR projects focus on training, design, and direct use of innovative bamboo products to support poverty alleviation, refugee and at-risk community health and welfare improvements, and social, economic, and environmental vitality.

Equally important, our programs reflect collaborations with international partners and networks.

Bamboo For Good Projects

Bamboo For Agriculture

To apply bamboo technology towards agriculture programs including bamboo based agricultural tools and implements, bamboo biochar, on-farm structures, fencing, trellises, carts and wagons, etc.

Bamboo For Bicycles & Transportation

To produce innovative transit designs to address transportation issues to improve rural and urban livelihoods including single person bicycles, cargo solutions and combinations.

Bamboo For Community Infrastructure

To utilize bamboo products for critical community needs, such as roofing sheets, park benches, bus shelters, water stations, hand washing stations, etc.

Bamboo For Health & Medical Resources

To enlist bamboo resources for new innovative healthcare products and technologies, new jobs, and new economic development, like bamboo hand washing stations, toilets, braces, crutches and medical disposables.

Bamboo For Youth Empowerment

To design and deliver youth training and leadership programs towards new jobs, careers and public service across Uganda and the region.

Why bamboo?

  • Bamboo is an excellent multi-functional, carbon sequestering plant
  • Bamboo can be responsibly managed and is a valuable "non-nuisance" complement to wood, plastics, and metals
  • Bamboo inspires innovation with its many qualities and attributes
  • Bamboo is a respected international resource, supporting livelihoods of a billion people around the world -- everyday
  • Why Pacific Bamboo Resources?

    As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission and interdisciplinary activities align with efforts to address issues of global climate change, sustainable economic development, and community resilience.