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Looking for Funding for Native American Cultural Center and Museum

Below is a request for help from Ben Barneveld, the project developer for the Whole Earth Consortium, whose mission is to enrich the world through sustainable development and education. The Whole Earth Consortium’s latest endeavor in line with their mission is to work with a local tribal government on the Fon-du-lac Indian reservation in Minnesota […]

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Could Rice Straw be the Answer to Building with Bales in Humid Climates?

I received the following comment on my old blog. It started me thinking about rice straw and humid climates and I noticed that many of the humid climates are actually where rice grows and thrives. To that end, I wondered if it might really be possible to build with bales in a humid climate if […]

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Congressional Hearing on Straw Bale Construction

Below is the link to the recent briefings on Straw Bale Construction at the US Congress. This is a potentially exciting move for the world of straw bale construction. I know how slowly the US Congress can move, so my breath is bated although not held! The presenters: David Eisenberg, Sandy Wiggins, Laura Bartels, and […]

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