Fox News arranges a visit to our bamboo farm. Over the past 10 years, bamboo with its many uses has emerged as a giant marketing product in the U.S. This beautiful grass has been utilized for centuries worldwide.
The local Fox affiliate contacted us to do a story on our bamboo. It was a beautiful day and I needed a little more stress in my life, so I agreed. I had about two hours to clean up storm damage from the weekend and prepare 60 acres to look pretty enough to be on the news.
It is time to get wired up and ready to go. They filmed well after dark and then stayed around nearly an hour just socializing.
Here we are during the interview process. I am trying to cram all of the pertinent information about bamboo into a 10 min special. Needless to say, viewers may be more lost after the program than before. I just hope they make it fun. This is an exciting plant and I would love for it to get some great press.
The interviewer and cameraman was impressed with bamboo. The interviewer’s father actually grows bamboo and is fascinated with it. They were going to visit some of our local customers tomorrow to finish the program.
Hopefully, this will help to get the word of bamboo out in our local area. Most of our business comes from out of state. The majority in the Northeast. Bamboo has so many genera, species, and subspecies that you can find one perfect for almost everybody.
We enjoyed their visit which aired March 7 and 8th. 2007. The special turned out great and everyone said the bamboo was spectacular. We are already receiving inquires about visiting and planting this beautiful grass in their landscape. The story was featured on myfoxal.com, however over the years it looks like it has been lost to website updates.