About - Bamboo Bootcamp

Bamboo Bootcamp is a Non-Profit NGO on a mission to make a better world through Bamboo. We believe that sustainability should be front and center for any industrial goal. We deliver our message and hope to achieve our goals through spreading awareness and teaching the proper tools and skills so that the Filipino people may learn how they can positively contribute to this goal  and create a livelihood through it.

The Bamboo industry fulfills all 17 listed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals while providing ways to earn a living.

Bamboo Bootcamp is founded in Alae, Manolo Fortich where it covers the entire “life-cycle” of the Bamboo as a Sustainable Material for Building, Creating and Supporting Livelihood, not just for people that already Bamboo at hand, but for people that are interested in starting one. This intense 9-day workshop not only explored theories, but also gave way for hands-on, actual, get-your-bloody-hands-on type of experience. It’s farming at millennial level.

Meet Our Panelists

Arch Jed De Guzman

Arch Jed De Guzman

Agripreneur, Architect - COO Training & Curriculum Principal

Trained in Bali under Elora Hardy and BambooU, he extends his passion and knowledge of Bamboo to support his advocacy of a sustainable Philippines. He believes that by spreading what he learned means that giving the Filipinos to thrive in more ways than one. He shows how diverse Bamboo can be in terms of design, while demonstrating how to care for it and get to know its properties so we may be able to utilize all its strength while overcoming obstacles that may come with working with it. His holistic approach to training allows for participants to fully understand the scope of the Bamboo, while his love for it and our nation fuels passion and eagerness to learn.

Engr. Jason Torralde

Engr. Jason Torralde

Civil | Structural Engineer - Build & Training Team

Just like Jed, Jaz is passionate about sustainable building and brings his knowledge in Engineering to apply it to the Bamboo as a strong timber for construction. He applies all the required elements for building a strong structure into using Bamboo as the core element. He explains and teaches how Bamboo can work as , not only a sustainable building foundation, as well as how to work with it and understand it’s properties to support the structure. His passion and commitment to deliver a message of sustainability radiates in his craft, which in turn has a positive effect on the understanding of structural engineering, even to those without prior experience

Rica Janet Villanueva - Gadi

Rica Janet Villanueva - Gadi

Plantation Consultant - CEO, Founding Principal

An expert in digital marketing who is deeply inspired to put up a drive that minimizes carbon footprint by creating an avenue for a more valued awareness for bamboo. As a founding principal and plantation consultant, she spearheads the project planning and business development of the bamboo training format. She organizes each bootcamp with the team to educate and share potentials of bamboo in the rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded lands, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction, development of sustainable bamboo-based industry, and the establishment of livelihood to local communities. Her love for bamboo has inspired her to provide consult on the feasibility and execute plantation management of bamboo with a total now of 35 hectares to date.

Courses

Bamboo Building Fundamentals

Learn the entire sustainable life-cycle of bamboo from seedling to structure

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Bamboo Intro Course

Discover Bamboo as a Sustainable Material and the Many Opportunities it has to Offer.

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Bamboo Mini Workshops

Explore Specific Areas of Interest in Bamboo such as Propagation, Carpentry, Treatment, Design and Build

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Bamboo Market 101

Money-making activities and Opportunities in Bamboo and how to tap into it.

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Meet Our Advisors

Ed Manda

Ed Manda

Robert Palomares

Robert Palomares

Rey Millan

Rey Millan

Butch Madarang

Butch Madarang