complete newbie interested in useful bamboo
My question may be too broad to answer here, but maybe you all can point me to some useful information for beginners. How can the kinds of bamboo that would grow well in zone 7 North Carolina find low-tech uses on a small farm/homestead? I've wondered about garden stakes, maybe fencing applications, basketry, livestock fodder, various small construction uses... I have read some overview articles, but I'd like to take the next step and hear from people that are actually growing bamboo for their own uses (and which particular species are suitable for which uses). Thanks!