Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota turns to hemp for sustainable housing solutions

MORTON, Minn. - After a decade of research and consulting some of the best hempcrete industry experts in the world, the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota is providing jobs and addressing the community's need for housing through the Lower Sioux Hemp Program and Housing Project.

The program is the first in Minnesota to provide a "seed-to-wall" experience. Initially starting out with the license to grow around 62 acres of hemp in total, the program has expanded to grow 120 total acres of hemp in 2022. With the hope to continue expansion, the program began construction on a 2,000 acre hemp processing facility in 2023. The program grows, processes and builds the homes through the employment of local community members.

"We have a fully integrated, circular economy, if you will, here with the hemp program where we are the growers, the processors and the builders. We are also our own customers," said Danny Desjarlais, project manager for the Lower Sioux Hemp Program and Housing Project.

https://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/lower-sioux-indian-community-in-minnesota-turns-to-hemp-for-sustainable-housing-solutions-draft

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 
Rendered 06/19/2024 21:55