June 28, 2013
The nonprofit organization Earth Tipi organized several fruit tree plantings last month throughout the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation which was part of a grant secured by the Fruit Free Planting Foundation.
Through the grant, Earth Tipi facilitated planting 300 fruit trees at Little Wound School, Red Cloud Indian School, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, Whiteclay Soup Kitchen and Oglala Lakota College.
Located on the reservation in Manderson, SD, Earth Tipi works to empower and encourage the community to be self-sufficient by teaching them to grow organic food and build natural homes. Head up by Shannon Freed, Earth Tipi features two natural-built homes (one still in progress) on her father-in-law Gerald Weasel's land. Along with building projects, the location acts as a teaching destination where community members and visitors can learn skills such as permaculture, plant identification and living off the land.
Learn more about the work Earth Tipi is doing in the video above.
Read previous stories about the organization below:
New orchard latest food sovereignty project for Earth Tipi on Pine Ridge
Fruit orchard planting finished on Pine Ridge
January 05, 2021
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