By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | September 17, 2019

A 3 day Bamboo workshop is organized at Kurumbalakota Hill during the month of September 2019.


In today’s Climate crisis, everyone is searching for answers for an alternative way of living. The recent spate of natural disasters locally and globally has made this search all the more essential and time-critical. Bamboo has been emerging as a vital material in building such an alternative system that’s sustainable and eco-friendly. Its renewability and versatile nature is unmatched and the fact that this Grass grows in all the continents except Artic and Antartic makes it an emerging world phenomenon. However, traditionally, South East Asia has been a pioneer in Bamboo cultivation & usage. In India, Kerala and North East states are leading ...

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | September 17, 2019

A 3 day workshop was organized at Wandoor village, Nilambur for learning the art of Bamboo weaving. The trainer Mrs. Valsala has 3 decades of experience in making bamboo crafts and her dedication and passion showed in the training activities. In 3 days, she could make all the novice participants do bamboo crafts on their own. The feeling of converting a raw bamboo to a craft with your own hands is both meditative and blissful.

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | November 24, 2018

A Bamboo workshop organised with the intent of providing basic awareness about the material and setting the context of Sustainability and Development. It was attended by a diverse group of Individuals and families from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The first day was theoretical and second day was hands-on.

The Assembly Hall for the participants nestled in Nature at Kurumbalakotta hill

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | April 30, 2017

Day 04 - 14 May 2017

The morning session went in collecting of materials - 40mm and 20mm jally, cement, 8mm steel cage, Alum for fungal cleaning, cut granite stones. And second half of the day was spent in segregation of the bamboo poles and choosing the right ones for structural components.

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | April 18, 2017

After an hour of debate, we arrived at a consensus on the plan and structural design of the Demo unit to be built at BDC. A 9' x 14' rectangular structure that's simple and aesthetically appealing. Will send the proposed structure details shortly. 

The 30th April and 1st May weekend is earmarked for starting the foundation work. And hoping to finish the structure in a period of 2 months by working over the weekends.

Apart from Bamboo poles, the following materials and tools are getting organized: 

  • PVC pipes (8-10" dia 3 to 4 feet long) for foundation work 
  • Lime (a few bags) 
  • Cement (a few bags) - Idea is to experiment and compare side by side 
  • Binding wires 
  • Bamboo splitters 
  • Cutting and Grinding machines...

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | March 19, 2017

Today, Bamboo Lovers planted 3 species of Bamboo at the Bamboo Demonstration center. Gaudua Angustifolia, Dendrocalamus Strictus and Oliefera. While this may not be the right time to do planting, our Bamboo Demonstration Center host Sri Satish has agreed to water is regularly.


The treated bamboo load which was lying idle for 5 months at the BDC (Bamboo Demonstration Center) has been segregated. Next step is to be build a small Information center using it.


It was gratifying to see what a small group of Bamboo enthusiasts can accomplish in half a day.

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By: Balachandran - Bamboo Diaries | December 18, 2016

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