Behind these groundbreaking walls is an idea — we should be free to live in an environment that is non-toxic; one that helps clean rather than contaminate the air, the earth, and our bodies. That was the pivotal point of my conversation with design/builder Anthony Brenner on his house made from hemcrete based on industrial
Hemp seeds are widely used for a number of food products, but a relatively new trend is to use the hemp seeds to brew beer. The first commercially-available hemp-brewed beer actually came from Frederick Brewing Company in 1997, but just recently more breweries are experimenting with the seed. While the variety of hemp beers is
The textiles expansion is under “hEmpowering Bottom Up,” an initiative that works to advance economic and social development among Nepalese women. SHIV is a partner on the campaign with Nepal’s Women Development Advocacy Center (WDAC). SHIV is training and employing local women to make high-quality goods by hand, using local raw materials as much as
India is the world’s second largest exporter of cotton, but there are some big challenges: Modern conventional cotton cultivation relies on pesticides and herbicides which are improperly, excessively, and dangerously applied in underdeveloped countries, and might have contributed to the worldwide decline of insect populations. And then there is the suicide epidemic among poor cotton farmers. One study shows that small-scale
Hemp is one of the most amazing plants to support human health that exists on our planet. It’s brimming with nutrients, so much so, that I make a point of incorporating it regularly into my already super healthy plant-based diet. Here are some of the health benefits… Protein Power Super Star Hemp is one of
Ever wonder where the nickname “weed” comes from? The hemp plant grows like one, obviating the need for most pesticides (it is naturally resistant to most pests), herbicides, fungicides and thriving on less water than most crops. Because of its resiliency, it has also been flagged as a natural way to clean up soil pollution.
No other natural resource offers the potential of hemp. Cannabis Hemp is capable of producing significant quantities of paper, textiles, building materials, food, medicine, paint, detergent, varnish, oil, ink, and fuel. Unlike other crops, hemp can grow in most climates and on most farmland throughout the world with moderate water and fertilizer requirements, no pesticides,
Imagine a plant that cuts cholesterol, reduces our exposure to toxins, can ease joint inflammation, proves more durable than concrete, and can provide the economy with much-needed jobs for farmers and manufacturers. This wonder of the world exists – it’s hemp.
Like many small business owners, Josh Helberg is always looking for new ways to grow his business. But Helberg is taking the unusual step of literally growing a crop that could become building materials for his construction business – industrial hemp. This year is the second year of a Industrial Hemp Pilot Project through the
Josh Helberg is ready to plant hemp — but not for the reasons you think. A construction company owner who also owns farmland in west-central Minnesota, Helberg’s interest in the crop is purely industrial. “I’m committed to grow on our farmland and with all the benefits and uses, it’s going to be incredible,” he said.