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:

3 Day Intensive Workshop on Lime from 19 -21 January 2018

Sacred Groves is organizing a Three day intensive Lime workshop from 19th to 21st january 2018 open to all Students and professionals/Non-professionals.
This 3 day introductory Workshop focuses on low-cost, environment-friendly and sustainable building material Lime, especially appropriate for our climate with the world’s oldest and widely used building material
19th January 2018
8.00 am                                Breakfast at Udavi Dormitory
9.00 am                               Arrival at Sacred groves
9.00 am – 10.30 am      Site tour and Introduction to the philosophy and Works                                                   of Sacred Groves
10.45 am – 1:00 pm       Lime preparation (Hands on)
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm         Lunch Break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm        Presentation on Lime
20th January 2018
8.00 am                              Breakfast at Udavi Dormitory
9.00 am                              Arrival at Sacred groves
9.00 am – 1.00 pm        Lime stabilized earthen techniques & Lime concrete                                                        floor (Hands on)
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm        Lunch Break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm       Interactive session on building with Natural and                                                                    reclaimed materials
21st January 2018
8.00 am                              Breakfast at Udavi Dormitory
9.00 am                              Arrival at Sacred groves
9.00 am – 1.00 pm         Lime plastering using Non-Hydraulic Lime (Hands on)
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm         Lunch break
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm        Lime plastering using Hydraulic Lime & Lime wash                                                            (Hands on)
Workshop Fees:
Rs. 6000 inclusive of food and accomodation

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

we recommend you to hire a cycle from the Auroville visitors center Cycle kiosk or a bike from nearby sources for travelling in and around Auroville.we could suggest you some places upon request

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

To register,Please go to https://tinyurl.com/ydgsf4l6

incase of any queries,please feel to contact us at 9004598309 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!

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