NATURAL BUILDINGS

 

As a kid I have spent almost every vacation at my grandmother’s place. This house is in the farms where milk is got from cow every morning, vegetables from the farm, a little water pond close to the house and a lot of trees to play on.… READ MORE...

Many hands make light work

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. – John Ruskin
How hard is it to build a wall seamlessly flat? If you ask a skilled tradesman, they might respond with “why are you even asking me…”; if you ask an average white collar employee with relatively no understanding of building walls, they may be stumped at ‘how hard is it to build a wall…’.… READ MORE...

Working with Adobes…..Yay!!!!!

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We know blogs have been silent for a while, but work at Sacred groves is on with full power!
Henceforth, we try to revive our blogs to keep everyone updated of the latest research, developments,struggles at Sacred Groves.
Now that the houses are growing pretty fast, excitement seems to be increasing every minute….… READ MORE...

Aquaponics

After long working hours , we the volunteers at Sacred Groves now have the luxury of enjoying a very relaxing fish spa all thanks to our new member in the family Giri. Giri from belgium whose very interested in Aquaponics, came down to Auroville and got to know about the Sacred Groves project through a mutual friend .… READ MORE...

Why are the Cob Walls so thick?

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The morning breaks with the affectionate (intended though not ingested) wakeup call from the house mother. Unwilling, sleepy and drowsy all share smiles and morning greetings participating in the zombie walk to the Sacred Circle. The day’s tasks include scaffolding adjustments, tarp stitching and a concrete parapet making on the mezzanine floor slab of the third prototype house.… READ MORE...

Hearty Welcome to Open Day

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Open Day and Valentine’s Day comes together on a joyful event at SacredGroves.  ‘Love’ was definitely in the air… Many people who spent the day here have touched our hearts. We thank all the Aurovillians and guests who have participated in our work and helped us revitalize the spirit and energy of the SacredGroves Team.… READ MORE...

The New stewards of SacredGroves :D

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L – R —- Matthew, Solal , Ajay, Meera, Veedushi, Rahul.

Hello grovers ! I am Meera, an architecture student from Bhopal on a year long vacation from college and a new Sacred Grove intern. I wrote the previous post and then figured that you folks don’t really know me or any of the new members of our family, so I thought I would take the pleasure of introducing them to you.… READ MORE...

Waste Management: The City Scene

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The Resource Centre at SacredGroves where our waste is segregated into 9 different types.

 

A post-Auroville Experience…

The typical Indian city is far from implementing the basic rule of handling urban waste: segregation. The local residents’ association, however, takes the matter into its own hands once in a while.… READ MORE...