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Our most recent training at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center brought students together to learn about solar water pumps and sustainable agriculture.

Workshops like this would not be possible without our generous donors. Thank you to everyone who supports the Tribal Renewable Energy Program!

Solar Water Pump Workshop Teaches Sustainable Agriculture Practices

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With the help of our friends at Solar Energy International (SEI) and Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE), students installed a solar water pump at our recent Sustainable Agriculture and Solar Water Pump Workshop. Powered by a solar array, the pump pulls water from the nearby creek and feeds into a gravity drip-irrigation system to water our garden at Solar Warrior Farm. Now that is sustainable!

The training also included an overview of drip irrigation systems and vermicomposting with John the Worm Man.  Thanks to everyone who made this training a success!

Upcoming Training: Sustainable Agriculture and Solar Water Pumps

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June 9-15, 2013

Trees, Water & People, Lakota Solar Enterprises, and Solar Energy International are working together to bring you a training on sustainable agriculture. Key components of the training will be instruction in installing a solar powered water pump and drip irrigation system to water your garden. Hands-on instruction takes place at the Solar Warrior Farm on the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The training costs $850 per student, which includes instruction, food, and lodging for the duration of the course. For more information, download our registration form.

We are also very happy to be able to offer three scholarships for this training, with preference given to veterans scholarship application. If you are a interested in receiving a scholarship, please download our scholarship application.

APPLICATION DUE JUNE 3, 2013