Bamboo Mini Workshops - Bamboo Bootcamp


Bamboo Appreciation, Propagation, and Clump Management

This module aims to let the participants understand the plant propagation techniques of bamboo, including the use of seeds, seedlings or juvenile plant stocks, as well as mature clumps, and the management of monopodial and sympodial bamboo. This also aims to have the participants appreciate the wonders and the wide possibilities of the bamboo plant through hands-on activities.

Harvesting and Treatment Preservation Techniques

Bamboo’s lifetime differs widely depending entirely on the species, as well as how it is grown, exported, cured, treated, stored, managed, used, and maintained. All aspects are significant, and even well-treated bamboo will not last long if it is improperly handled or used. With this module, participants will be taught how to identify bamboo that is already good for harvesting and the different ways on how to treat it.

Bamboo Design and Scale Modeling

Drawings and templates aren’t the only way to learn in this module. The logic of construction is developed, with the breakthrough point being product efficiency. The bamboo’s properties, processing methods, structures, and spatial potential can all be explored by the participants. This module aims to teach participants how to create a successful bamboo scale replica. The most crucial part you will learn from this module is the joinery method.

Workshop Available:

  • October 15 – 17, 2021 – Carmen, Cebu

Bamboo Structural Properties, Joints, and Manipulation

Since bamboo is hollow, tapered, has nodes at varying lengths, and is not completely circular, making excellent and aesthetically appealing bamboo joints is difficult. When designing a bamboo joint, it’s important to keep all of these restrictions in mind. This module aims to educate the participants on the structural properties of bamboo as well as how to manipulate it when constructing a building, and how to join bamboo poles correctly.


Bamboo has been used to create a variety of instruments including flutes, mouth organs, saxophones, trumpets, drums, xylophones. Using it does not require any special skills, just the soul and your openness to share. We will show you a number of Bamboo Musical instruments, as well as show you how to make some from scratch, and in the end create a Bamboo Musical Ensemble with your co-participants.

Bamboo Intro Buildathon – 3-Day Bamboo Crash Course with Build

Green Lifestyle Architect, Ar. Ma. Lourdes “Joy” Onozawa collaborates with the Bamboo Bootcamp on a 3-Day Bamboo Workshop, consisting of Bamboo 101, Bamboo 102 and a rapid build project, a combination of lectures and actual hands-on activities.

This is perfect for those who are curious about Bamboo and would like to dive in head first. This course is made for first-timers and enthusiasts. This course is open to everyone with the will and ability to learn new things. Don’t be alarmed, there will be professionals in the training team to guide and assist all of us to ensure safety and efficient learning experience.