Straw Bale at SDSU

My alma mater may not have an organic student farm…yet, but I’m thrilled to find out that it is starting research on green building. SDSU will soon have a straw bale house. Progress! The SDSU Collegian reported a couple weeks ago on the construction to be completed this summer. McCrory Gardens will be home to the straw bale building, which will also have a living roof. Read all about it here.

Construction of the building will be the result of an SDSU class this summer. I won’t be able to take the class, but I’d love to hear from someone who does. At the very least, I’ll snap some photos and post them here later.

Sidenote: Ever the stickler for grammar and spelling, I noticed the glaring word usage error at the beginning of the Collegian article (editions/additions). Journalism students, spelling does matter!


About EMH

Forty-something. South Dakotan. Mother to 11-year-old K.L. Wife to Cory. Lutheran pastor. Novice organic gardener. Sustainable living aspirer.
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One Response to Straw Bale at SDSU

  1. ProVillage says:

    Also here in Finland, we will build straw-bale houses. A whole village for artisans and craftspersons.
    If you would like to see pictures and drawings from our project [partly Underground straw bale house],
    you find pdf-files in English and Finnish here:

    More rendered 3D-drawings and pics, a lot about building straw-bale houses and all kind of related stuff. We discuss here:

    Even if it is in Finnish, you will understand most of the 3D-drawings and what they are connected to.
    You can also comment in English, Russian, Chinese, Swedish, Norwegian or Arabic.
    It does not matter which of these languages.

    We are interested in all kind of international cooperation.

    Henry Björklid

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