I saw these bamboo countertops on a home improvement store Website today. How gorgeous! The store is marketing them as eco-friendly, I think because bamboo grows so quickly and eats up so much carbon dioxide while it's growing. I read that bamboo grows up to a foot a day but that's only when you add up all the stalks on one plant. Still, that's a lot of fast growth.
I'm actually thinking of visiting this store in Fairfield, Iowa. My company is asking me to travel to Des Moines quite regularly soon, so I might get the chance to zip over to Fairfield over a weekend or something.