Lower Sioux Turns To Hemp For Homes That Are Better Quality And Better For The Environment

By Shelby Lindrud, West Central Tribune on January 18, 2023

The Lower Sioux will be building a hemp processing facility — and the first hempcrete test home — this spring.

There has been a buzz growing around hemp the last several years as loosening regulations in the United States have started to make it easier to grow, process and use the plant in a variety of products and projects. At the Lower Sioux Indian Community near Morton, the focus has been on using hemp as a building material, to help construct not only higher-quality but environmentally-friendly homes for members.

“There are 20,000 uses for the plant. I can’t think of a better one for our community members than to give them a home that will last forever,” said Earl Pendleton, Lower Sioux Tribal Council vice president.

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