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Bamboo and Australia

This prophetic word is a bit different from my usual. It's one I've sat on since January 2020 not quite sure what to do with it, but I wanted to finally get it down so anyone could have access to it.

Southern Hemisphere Summer 2019/2020 I'd been praying for our sister nation Australia as they battled sweeping fires, drought and farmers taking their own lives because they could not financially survive the conditions they were met with. It was such a harrowing time for the nation.

One morning out of the blue the Lord woke me from my sleep almost with one almost audible word, BAMBOO! Bamboo? What about bamboo? Bamboo is an answer and strategy for Australia. Knowing nothing of bamboo other than Pandas like to eat it and it's hard to get rid of, the Lord then led me down a path to understand how bamboo could help Australia in a number of ways.

I saw farms planted with bamboo around it's perimeters providing shelter and protection, and also farmers with bamboo fields for harvesting where the bamboo was then sold for eco friendly manufacturing of products. I saw what I'd describe as bamboo belts or corridors that would stretch from nearer the coast to inland territories drawing moisture inland to dry parched places.

How does bamboo provide so many possible solutions?

  • Bamboo is the fastest growing land plant in the world. It can grow up to a metre in just 24h.

  • It doesn't need fertilise