To fulfill it’s mission, Auroville Bamboo Centre conducts workshops and seminars for students, artisans, farmers, professionals and any other persons interested in bamboo products, construction and design.
Research & Development
Apart from its awareness program and workshops, the Auroville Bamboo Centre is also involved in research and development in terms of new bamboo products and finding sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to housing needs, interior and furniture design and household products by incorporating bamboo and it’s derivatives.
Auroville Bamboo Research Centre supports students who want to study bamboo more extensively, by hosting them as interns and volunteers and providing access to it’s workshops, knowledge and network.
Bamboo Reseach Farm
Bamboo Centre is currently developing it’s new project dedicated to the efficient and effective farming of bamboo in the local climate of the tropical dry evergreen forest (TDEF). Ideally with intercropping of fruits and vegetables this model farm shall serve as an alternative in cash crop farming with environmentally friendly properties.
A social enterprise
Bamboo Centre is run as a socially responsible enterprise, providing work opportunities to school drop-outs and women from the rural surrounding of Auroville. We strive to empower our staff through learning skills that are useful around bamboo craft as well as life in general. We are particularly proud of our two head carpenters, who by now regularly teach college students during our hands-on workshops.