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Sioux Falls is getting a little greener.  Straw is being used to construct a shed in the Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood and it's the first of its kind in Sioux Falls.  Volunteers constructing the shed say the straw adds a deep layer of insulation and is expected to be one of the strongest buildings in the city.


"We are using Box column method. We are actually stacking the bails straight up in boxes that gives structural strength to the building for the snow load. But this method also allows us to do all the windows and doors all at once," said Joyce Coppinger, a volunteer from Lincoln, Nebraska.


The shed is being constructed for the Plain Green Conference that kicks off tonight at the Washington Pavilion.

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