Goat Protection

MARCH 7, 2015


You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Bamboo Construction Workshop at Govardhan Gardens / Mayagüez (www.organicfarm.net).

Govardhan Gardens bamboo construction team (Imre Kausz (structural engineer), Dr. Deoraj Bharath (builder, lashing and knots), and myself) has designed the structure.  To make the most of your experience, we will assemble the entire structure during the time of the workshop.

(Sadhu Govardhan / Instructor)

(Imre Kausz / Structural Engineer, Builder)

(Deoraj Bharath / Instructor, Builder) 

To accommodate all participants and keep costs down, it will be an intensive, full day workshop: Saturday, March 8th, 10:00am – 1:15pm, 2:30pm-5:30pm

The following topics will be covered:

  • Bamboo species best suited for construction (Sadhu Govardhan)
  • How to harvest bamboo sustainably (Sadhu Govardhan)
  • How to treat bamboo in ecologically safe ways (Sadhu Govardhan)
  • Construction techniques (Imre Kausz, Sadhu Govardhan)
  • Hands-on practice with the Bamboo Team (Imre Kausz, Dr. Bharath, Sadhu Govardhan)

In order to promote bamboo culture, we decided to keep the fee for the workshop as low as possible: $125. This includes a vegetarian lunch and refreshments.

To reserve a spot (limited to 12 participants!), registration must be complete, with registration fees due no later than February 28.

Please spread the word to others who may be interested in learning how to construct with bamboo.

To register and for further questions, please contact me at sadhu@coqui.net

I look forward to seeing you.


UPDATE MARCH 10th, 2014:

The workshop was quickly booked out and the participants
were a very interesting group of enthusiastic and happy bamboo aficionados.

Naturally, the day was all about bamboo....

.....learning lashing techniques and knots....

....to learning about proper harvesting techniques and suitable bamboo species...

.....lots of good questions and a high level of attention span...

....while our builder, Imre, was starting to set up the
foundation of a new bamboo carport.....

.....that I finished with the help of a timely visitor from
St. Thomas, Adam, the day after the workshop......

....a simple but sturdy and spacious carport.


All in all, a very conscious and lively group that contributed to yet another happy and productive
day at Govardhan Gardens. Our hope is that bamboo culture will continue to grow
significantly in Puerto Rico and one day become a viable option of ecological construction.




I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped out this project over the years. Even if I can't acknowledge all of you individually since so many people have supported Govardhan Gardens in so many ways, I certainly remember every one of you.

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