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2011-12 Community Service Project
This year, Plain Green is hosting an exciting event, a community service project, integrating hands-on learning, sustainable building concepts, and community stewardship. Volunteers will build Sioux Falls’ first community garden shelter to encourage and empower the public to make positive social, environmental, and economic change.
UPDATE: Want to Get Involved?
Construction is underway!. Follow Sioux Falls Construciton's progress on the Architecture for Humanity, Sioux Falls Chapter website. We will also have a hands on volunteer day near the end of June. We will need help with painting, landscpaing, the signage board, bench, and other tasks. So if you are intererested in learning about gabion construction, would like to help build the first community garden shelter in the City of Sioux Falls, or if you would like to volunteer your time for a good cause, stay tuned for more information.
Or, for additional information contact Whitney Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org (new email address).
The Community Garden Shelter at the Avera Community Garden will be a prototype for other community gardens around the city of Sioux Falls. Each shelter will highlight a different sustainable building material including gabion construction, rammed earth, straw bale, compressed earth block, and cordwood.
The Community Garden Shelter prototype will be constructed the spring before the 2012 Plain Green Conference & Marketplace in downtown Sioux Falls. The small shelter will be completed as the second annual community service project integrating hands on learning, sustainable building concepts, and community stewardship for local volunteers and Plain Green attendees.
The garden shelters will serve the local urban agriculture community, providing a place to gather, share information, provide storage for gardening tools, and demonstrate sustainable building techniques and rainwater collection.
Sioux Falls Construction consists of highly educated engineers and construction professionals. The possess a high level of professionalism, training and expertise anywhere in the construction industry, let alone in Sioux Falls. During the last decade, new strategies have emerged which help make building construction more efficient and cost-effective.
Architecture for Humanity Sioux Falls, SD is a local chapter of multi-disciplinary volunteers committed to making a positive impact on our community with innovative and sustainable design, education, and public service.
We are Local – We are Sustainable – We are Collaborative – We are Purposeful
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.
By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.
Each year 25,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Our advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 60,000 people annually. We channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. From conception to completion, we manage all aspects of the design and construction process. Our clients include community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations.
Chartreuse Bright Green Research
Chartreuse is a research institute dedicated to identifying and developing sustainable building materials using the resources of the northern plains.
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