Plain Green 10 New Release Strawbale Shed Community Service Project
Plain Green Conference and Marketplace
c/o Sioux Falls Green Project, Inc.
300 Cherapa Place, Suite 601 | Sioux Falls, SD 57103
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/22/2010
The Sioux Falls Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and the Sioux Falls Seminary to organize the
construction of a Straw Bale Shed at the Summit House before the Plain Green Conference and
Marketplace at the Washington Pavilion
Contact: Whitney Parks
605.782.8728 or email@example.com
Or visit http://plaingreen.org
Sioux Falls, SD—The Plain Green Conference and Marketplace brings two days of advancing sustainability to
the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls April 28-29, 2010. Plain Green is the premiere conference
on green design, business and ideas on the Northern Plains.
This year, Plain Green will open with an exciting event, a community service project, integrating hands-on
learning, sustainable building concepts, and community stewardship.
The Sioux Falls Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and
the Sioux Falls Seminary have partnered to organize the
construction of a Straw Bale Shed, April 27 and 28, before
the Plain Green 10 Conference. The Sioux Falls Seminary’s
Summit House, located near downtown Sioux Falls in the
Pettigrew Height’s Neighborhood, will be the building site
for the new straw bale shed. The Summit House hopes to
eventually use the structure as a Tool Lending Library for the
residents of the Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood for simple
home maintenance and repair.
Photo by Dean Isham
Want to get involved?
If you are interested in learning about straw bale construction, would like to help build the first straw bale
structure in the City of Sioux Falls, or if you would like to volunteer your time for a good cause, join the
building team. Spend two days bale raising and plastering with a straw bale specialist from Nebraska, Joyce
Coppinger, Managing Editor and Publisher of The Last Straw Journal. Participants will learn sustainable
construction skills with hands-on involvement while building the straw-bale shed. Space is very limited and
an application is required. Though there is no fee, space is available for Plain Green attendees only. Register
at plaingreen10.eventbrite.com. After registering, you will be emailed an application. Team selection will
be completed by April 13, 2010.
This Community Service Project is made possible by Koch Hazard Architects and Chartreuse Research, in
partnership with Architecture for Humanity, Sioux Falls Chapter and Sioux Falls Seminary.