In September 2012, Midwest SOARRING Foundation members gathered to discuss plans for the Native American village charette. With the completion of the Eagle Scout project in October there will be a suitable place to build the village on the Midwest SOARRING Foundation Cultural Center grounds. A tentative plan has been formulated to include a tipi, wigwam, Pawnee Earth Lodge, and other Native structures such as two long houses for men and women.
Raising the money to buy the materials to fund the project is next on the agenda. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please
make an online donation. The organization also has plans to enlarge the patio and build a cook shack which will include a cook shelter with tables.
As the project continues Midwest SOARRING Foundation members will add native plantings of hazelnut bushes. A plan is underway to plant a sacred garden of tobacco, sage, and sweetgrass in addition to a three sisters garden consisting of corn, beans, and squash.
Other ideas include offering bee keeping, mushroom growing, and raising chickens for egg gathering. Work on the site will resume in the spring of 2013.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on this exciting project.