The Hoogle Pit has been dug and is getting filled in with dead trees, branches, mulch, and soil. Then we will plant a tree line to break the prevailing winds from the south west. This pit will act as a water catch and give nutrients to the trees for several decades.
Veterans Off-Grid had the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Davids from Kansas 3rd District to discuss how to better serve veterans.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Kenny Quinn Kathleen Predmore and Ramie Chavez for helping us get the roof finished; you rocked it out! The Earthbag house wouldn’t have come this far along without all of our volunteers taking time to help us out. You’re all the real heros to us.
Our grand opening was a smashing success! We got half the earth bag passive solar structure built, nearly finished 'rocking up' the yurt, and laid the base course of tires for the first earthship home for a veteran in need; all while having a ton of fun and learning a lot about sustainable building!
During yesterday’s launch day, we had Taos News Jesse Moya come to our site and take a good at all the work we’re doing to combat veteran homelessness. "Together, veterans are capable of accomplishing incredible feats," Timmermans said. "Together we will become world changers and protectors of the planet."
Colby had the unique opportunity to develop an independent study with a community-based faculty member for college credit. In addition to receiving college credit, he presented twice at the Johnson County Community College Symposium regarding leadership, veteran homelessness alleviation, holistic healing, and the mission of Veterans Off-grid.
Taos County still has problems with illegal tire dumps. Veterans Off-Grid volunteers alongside with Taos County Solid Waste Department organized a tire site clean up day. We took usable tires back to prepare to build the first sustainable house for a homeless veteran.