Welcome to Sacred Groves!

Sacred Groves is a community in Auroville, India. We strive continually to bring down the barriers between the earth and the now toxic building processes employed in modern times. We believe in an ecologically balanced and sustainable model of construction and have been researching on the endless possiblities in ecological development since our conception. Sacred Groves has a unique perspective to look at any problems faced by us during construction, we strive to achieve the perfect balance between the building and its ecological surroundings. The work at Sacred groves is majorly powered by volunteers and Architectural interns and some hired labour from the neighbouring villages. While creating jobs for the locals, we also help Architects and students of Architecture better understand the materials we work with and empower them to be able to bring their wonderful ideas to life.

We offer hands-on Workshops on varied construction techniques taught by our experienced faculty. All our Workshops are open to all (for now) and do not require for the participants to have construction training before-hand. look at the Workshops section for more details.

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Upcoming Workshops:

We are conducting a 3-day Introductory Workshop which focuses on cost-effective, environment-friendly building strategies, particularly appropriate for Indian climatic conditions with world’s oldest and most widely used building material – Earth and Plastering Techniques followed by Interactive sessions with Architects and Site visits in Auroville.

The workshop is Open to all Students and Professionals.

08:00 : Breakfast
09:00 : Arrival at Sacred Groves
09:00-10:30 Introduction about Sacred Groves & Its Philosophy and a site tour
10:45-13:00 Introduction to various earth building techniques like Adobe,Cob,Wattle & Daub,Soil identification,tests & Suitability and hands-on training on Adobe and Cob
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Hands-on training Continues

8:00: Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Hands on training on Preparation of Lime Mortar
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:30-16:30 Hands on Training on Preparation of Mud Plaster

8:00: Breakfast
9:00-13:00 Site visits to different places in Auroville
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 Site visits Continues

Please carry a copy of your ID proof and a recent photograph for registration purposes.

Itinerary is subject to change based on bookings /availabilities/weather conditions.we shall keep you informed.

To register,Visit  https://tinyurl.com/Natural-Building-basics-2018

in case of any queries,please feel to contact us at 7845362068 or email us at sacredgroves@auroville.org.in

Reach Us:

Feel free to contact us – for work,Internships & volunteering,Workshop enquiries or to share any ideas or information with the Sacred Groves Project in any way you want!

We can also arrange customized workshops for large groups and institutions.We could teach you the different earth Building techniques and natural plasters

Or just email us at – sacredgroves@auroville.org.in