Update from Earth Tipi

It’s been a long hot and very dry summer in South Dakota. Despite temperatures reaching over 100 degrees F and no rain, we grew some wonderful produce in our garden. Onions, parsley, collard greens and eggplants were bountiful while other choice veggies have been in sufficient supply but could have been better. Our main focus however, has been our light straw clay, home/office project. Construction began on June 15 and has been going non stop since then. A number of short visits from large groups made the project possible. While at times we have struggled just to keep things going with one to three of us, the days when we had groups of 5,10 and even up to 35 people (for 4 days) kept the pace manageable. One of the hard things about a project like this is to match up labor with critical points in construction. One phase is dependent on the next being completed. This week for example we are pressed to finish packing the walls with straw and clay so that when help arrives on Monday (Sept 17) we can start installing the roof!

We are still short funds for this project. If you would like to make a contribution please click here https://donationpay.org/villageearth/earthtipi/.

Comments

  1. Jane Semakula says:

    Veggies like Parseley, Peppermint, Corriander, Carrots, Cabbage, Garlic and Onions plus sitinging nettle are so good for repairing damaged nerves, so keep on planting them. I am using that mixture as a health therapy and I have seen the difference in my body. So keep it up. Others can use this therapy and they will see what it does for them also. Thank you for the good work you are doing at Village Earth.

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