Homegrown Sioux Empire

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Homegrown Sioux Empire

Builds strong networks which embrace a culture of interdependent self-sufficiency

Creates channels for local resource sharing

Promotes, educates, and advocates for sustainable urbanization and ecological economics throughout Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas.



Upcoming Events:

Halloween Potluck and Fall Celebration

Past Events:

Wild and Scenic Film Festival- Sept 8th at Icon + Events in Sioux Falls, SD

2016 Tour de Coop- October 1st-


Chapter Meetings are held every third Monday at Exposure Gallery and Studios in Sioux Falls, SD.

As a chapter of Dakota Rural Action, Homegrown Sioux Empire shares DRA’s grassroots and community based origins. We believe that reviving our land based heritage and incorporating that wisdom with new energy, ideas, and methods will create the best possible quality of life and help ensure a vibrant future for Sioux Falls area citizens across the socioeconomic spectrum. We support democratic community governance and the establishment and maintenance of infrastructure which fosters interdependent self-sufficiency for the production of food, energy and housing.

Homegrown is currently focused on working to promote self-sufficiency, urban agriculture, energy and water conservation, and working to create a cleaner Big Sioux River.  The chapter is the host of the annual Sioux Falls Tour de Coop and works to organize around its core issues throughout the year.

To get involved contact Matthew West at mwest@dakotarural.org,  (320) 961-4278 

Join DRA and Homegrown

Chapter Officers

Veronica Shulka, Chair (August 2015)

Tony Helland, Co-Chair/Secretary (August 2015)

David Heinold, Treasurer/Co-Secretary

Jess Johnson, Representative #1 to the State Board of Directors

VACANT, Representative #2 to the State Board of Directors

Homegrown Sioux Falls County Chapter of Dakota Rural Action By-laws


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