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.
(Imre Kausz / Structural Engineer, Builder)
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
topics will be covered:
- Bamboo species best suited for
construction (Sadhu Govardhan)
- How to harvest bamboo sustainably (Sadhu
- How to treat bamboo in ecologically safe
ways (Sadhu Govardhan)
- Construction techniques (Imre Kausz, Sadhu
- 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.
reserve a spot
(limited to 12 participants!), registration must be complete, with
registration fees due no later than February 28.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
look forward to seeing you.
BAMBOO CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP 2014
UPDATE MARCH 10th,
The workshop was quickly booked out and the participants
were a very interesting group of enthusiastic and happy bamboo
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
....while our builder, Imre, was starting to set up the
foundation of a new bamboo carport.....
I finished with the help of a timely visitor from
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.