Recent News

John Victor Anderson Visits Earth Tipi

Exciting things are happening for Earth Tipi on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation! In March we hosted vermiculturist John Victor Anderson aka "The Colorado Worm Man". He presented on the radio, at two schools and in the community. In all 108 people were directly...

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We’re turning our orchard into a food forest.

Last year, with your help, we won a fruit tree orchard in the Edy's Fruit Bar voting contest. The 45 apple, pear, plum and cherry trees we planted in June of 2011 will be added to this month (April 2012). Guilds, (AKA groups of mutually beneficial plants) will be...

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Composting With Worms!

Vermiculturist John Victor Anderson aka “The Colorado Worm Man” came for four days and did multiple presentations throughout the community to spread the word about composting food scraps with worms.  First, he made an appearance on the Zani show on KILI radio. Next he...

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Together Green Fellow

Exciting new things are happening at Earth Tipi! Today it was officially announced that Shannon Freed, Earth Tipi Founder has been accepted as a Together Green Fellow! Shannon Freed is one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a 2011 Together Green Fellow....

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Earth Tipi has gained a lot of valuable experience

Earth Tipi has gained a lot of valuable experience about running a building project this summer, especially during the course of the Pallet House Project. From managing budgets to raising funds and finding the all important volunteers that make these projects...

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Pallet House Project

The Pine Ridge Reservation needs 6,000 sustainable homes. A few have already been built but many more are needed. In July and August Earth Tipi, with Texas Natural Builders, hope to build the first pallet home with light clay straw. It takes 200 pallets to build a...

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One Nation Walking Together Collaboration

In March of this year Earth Tipi helped youngsters living in our transitional living program to build relationships outside our community while also raising money for their activities. A group of students came from Boston College for a week. During that time young...

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Cob/Strawbale Hybrid House

In the fall of 2008 shortly after the birth of her first daughter, Shannon Freed was inspired to organize a house building project for her father in law Gerald Weasel. At the time, there was no thought or intention to build a community project. The only goal was to...

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