Straw Bale Gardens 2017

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Once again we are planting straw bale gardens for families on the reservation. Straw bale gardens are an excellent way to promote both self-sufficiency and health on the Reservation. 

A bountiful harvest from our straw bale gardens

A bountiful harvest from our straw bale gardens

Straw bale gardens are an excellent technique for gardening in an environment where soil quality vary. The treatment technique that we use on the straw bales makes the straw nitrogen rich. When the roots hit the straw, the plants shoot up. Additionally, the straw retains moisture well and perhaps best of all there are no weeds!

This year we have adjusted our price to $180 per garden. This price includes everything: seeds and seedlings, straw bales, hoses, trellises, fertilizer, soil, and more. The biggest thing that we are doing different this year is hiring two young Lakota men. These young men will be able to provide them with employment and they in turn will help us get the project done in a timely manner. 

Join us in providing a hand up to our Lakota neighbors and promote self-sufficiency on the Reservation. 

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