Grow your own helmet
Why bamboo? It's the fastest growing woody plant on the planet. It grows one third faster than other tree species. Some bamboo species can grow up to 1 meter per day. This growth pattern makes it easily accessible in a minimal amount of time. The Environmental Bamboo Foundation in Bali, Indonesia lists 11 reasons:
- The fastest growing plant on this planet
- A critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
- A viable replacement for wood
- An enduring natural resource
- Versatile with a short growth cycle
- A critical element of the economy
- An essential structural material in earthquake architecture
- A renewable resource for agroforestry production.
- A natural controllable barrier
- An ancient medicine
- Integrally involved in culture and the arts.