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Plain Green 2010
October 16, 2009, 9:06 pm
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It is almost here . . . minus the long winter ahead.  Plain Green 2010!

The dates for the next annual conference have been released: April 28 and 29, 2010.  Add it to your calendar!  Learn more about Plain Green at

AIA South Dakota
October 16, 2009, 9:00 pm
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The South Dakota AIA Convention was held today and yesterday, October 15-16, here in Sioux Falls.  On Thursday afternoon, the public was invited to a sustainable treat: Joyce Coppinger of Lincoln, NE gave a presentation on “Building with Straw.”  Joyce discussed the history of straw bale construction, its environmental and human health benefits, its economical effectiveness, and general awesomeness!  She also demonstrated some design and building techniques through case studies in the United States and Europe.

If you ever want to participate in a straw bale or plastering workshop, track Joyce down at ReBuild Associates in Lincoln (or, I have her contact info if you are serious about participating in a future event!  Just shoot me an email at