Featured Event: Hemp Building Course featuring Steve Allin, Author of Building With Hemp and
founder of the International Hemp Building Association
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Hemp Building Course featuring Steve Allin, Author of Building With Hemp and
founder of the International Hemp Building Association
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Eric Steenstra is the President of Vote Hemp, a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. Vote Hemp has been instrumental in changing policies at the state and federal level including the 2014 Farm Bill which authorized hemp research and pilot programs in states where hemp is legal. Source
Hemp Building Course Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 5-7, 2014
Ft. Collins, CO, USA Three Day Course
- Friday September 5th – 9 am to 5 pm (lunch provided)
- Saturday September 6th – 9 am to 5 pm (lunch provided)
- Sunday September 7th – 9 am to 5 pm (lunch provided)
The course will be taught on the site of a hempcrete home being built by John Patterson, a graduate of Steve Allin’s 2012 class in Wisconsin. While John was taking Steve’s class the High Park Fire was burning in his backyard. This project will rebuild a cabin that was lost in that fire using timber that is being recovered from trees which were damaged in the fire. This project will highlight the fire resistant features of hemp as well as creating a low embodied energy structure that will be healthier and more energy efficient.
Course Fee: $400 per person includes course materials, transportation to the site and lunch meals daily. Breakfast and dinner are on your own. HIA members receive a discounted rate of $350 per person.
Please download, print, fill out and mail or fax back the Registration Form (PDF file 1.2 MB) to the HIA.
Payment Options: Credit card or PayPal via secure Web site
Send registration form to: Hemp Industries Association P.O. Box 575 Summerland, CA 93067 Tel/fax: 707-874-3648
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2014 HIA Hemp Building Course – Member Rate – $350
2014 HIA Hemp Building Course – Non-Member Rate – $400
Industrial hemp is a dynamically functional plant that for millennia has been utilized for everything from paper to textiles and from body products to biofuel. A hemp-based mixture known as hempcrete is now being touted as a high-performance alternative to traditional building and insulation materials. This course will cover a short history of industrial hemp and its current status in the United States and other countries. Participants will learn the advantages of building with hemp as well as current hempcrete construction methodologies. Hands-on practical application will include forming or shuttering, mixing and casting the material within a framed structure, as well as finishing with plasters and coloring. Students will come away with enough knowledge to pursue a hemp building project of their own. Proceeds from this class will support the efforts of the Hemp Industries Association.
The mission of the HIA, a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to represent the interests of the hemp industry and to encourage the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The HIA and HIA Members:
- Educate the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products.
- Facilitate the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
- Maintain and defend the integrity of hemp products.
- Advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.
A Trade Association with a Conscience
Members of the HIA support ethical business practices, including accuracy in labeling, use of environmentally friendly technologies, sustainable and organic agriculture, high quality products and concern for human rights. It is the intention of the HIA to take all necessary steps to assure consumer confidence in hemp products. An HIA Member company agrees to the Association’s standards. Display of the HIA Membership insignia in business promotion and advertising is a mark of prestige.
Strength in Numbers
The HIA wants to make your experience in the hemp industry as profitable and problem-free as possible. Each new business that joins also increases the HIA’s ability to work on behalf of the industry as a whole and to act on behalf of its individual members. Because of the support from our membership, we have been able to fund other value-added services like HempStores.com and TestPledge.com.
Experience You Can Trust
You’re in good company with the HIA, which was founded in 1992. As a voting member, you can be confident that your voice will be heard. HIA members actively engage in the importation, manufacture, research and promotion of industrial hemp and hemp products. They have practical experience handling the day-to-day details of running a business and understand your concerns and needs.
Hemp is Business: A Wealth of Products & Supreme Versatility
Click here for a listing of products from HIA companies. These represent just the beginning of a huge wealth of possible items that can be manufactured from hemp.
Some of the leading national research on hemp yields and quality is done in Manitoba. Spearheading the project is Jeff Kostuik, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development’s diversification specialist at Parkland.
The PCDF 2014 hemp trials include:
“The first hemp crops that came to Manitoba were varieties from Europe,” says Kostuik. “We worked with hemp breeders from across Canada to get varieties that we could test in different regions of Manitoba.”
Watch this cool hemp growing video by PCDF
Speed up adoption or commercialization of research innovations at the farm level.
Facilitate the adoption of technical innovations or practices from outside the province/country.
Improve the overall growth of the agriculture, agrifood and agriproduct sector.
Doug Fine at Hemp is Hope Conference and Workshop, University of Hawaii, Maui August 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
As one of the first 15 states to authorize the reintroduction of the American hemp industry (and, as documented in HEMP BOUND, playing its own unique role in hemp history by hosting a rare federal study during prohibition), Hawaii on the state and private industrial level wants to be early out of the gate as the industry revives. This is because Hawaii needs hemp, for energy, for island-sourced human food and animal feed, and for soil remediation following centuries of sugar cane monoculture. Doug will keynote this one-day conference, speaking about the tri-cropping (three markets for each hemp harvest) model he blueprints in HEMP BOUND. The day will also include a hempcrete brick building hands-on workshop, hemp design discussion, and a talk on legal and permitting issues surrounding hemp’s domestic re-emergence. More info on cost and location coming soon.
In April of 2014, Hawaii passed Industrial Hemp Legislation permitting the growth and research of industrial hemp by the University of Hawaii. This legislation creates the exciting opportunity to grow a test crop of industrial hemp for phytoremediation research and use as bio-fuel, but we know there is so much more, namely building material, a food source, and an opportunity to bolster the Hawaiian economy.
Hemp is Hope for a more self-sufficient Hawaiian future. By bringing nature’s most rapidly renewable resource back to Hawaii, the Islands will have a locally grown feedstock that can be applied in thousands of ways. The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, the Hawaii Farmers Union United – Maui Chapter, Doug Fine, the author of Hemp Bound, and Hempitecture are bringing Hawaii its first industrial hemp workshop and we need your help to make this happen! Participants in the workshop will get hands on experience forming their own hempcrete block. The educational workshop will be held Saturday, August 9, from 8:30am to 3pm, with a 1.5 hours hempcrete building hands-on activity from 3-4:30, at the University of Hawaii Maui College Multi-Purpose room.
This event will be the first comprehensive educational and hands-on hemp workshop in Maui County. The excitement of creating products and materials locally from hemp to increase our sustainability is palpable. Now is the time to bring the knowledge to the islands and start developing the skills needed to create the multitude of products we currently ship in from around the world that could be produced locally — food products, fiber for paper and clothing goods, building materials, fuel, health and beauty products. Rising fuel costs across the US and internationally create a greater need for Hawaii’s self sufficiency.
For the follow-up to his 2008 bestseller Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living, author, investigative journalist,
and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine spent the 2011 “Emerald Triangle” cannabis growing season shadowing locally-permitted cultivators from farm to patient in Mendocino, County California. This is a redwood-enshrouded paradise where federal law enforcers are generally not welcome and cannabis is worth $6 billion to farmers annually. The number two crop, grapes, brings in $74 million. Witnessing the impact of the local legalization of cannabis on the Northern California economy and public safety (an experiment fully endorsed by the local sheriff), Fine extrapolated the staggeringly large revenue source he discovered on to a nationwide model in his widely-praised book Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution.
Then, in 2013, Fine realized hemp is soon to be even bigger. For more than a year, he researched hemp from Canada (where hemp is a crop valued at close to a billion dollars and growing 20% annually) to Belgium (where farmers grow hemp fibers for use in BMW and Mercedes door panels).
Hemp Bound- In his new book, Hemp Bound, Fine convincingly argues that hemp will prove even more lucrative to the American economy than psychoactive cannabis. It is, according to Willie Nelson, “a blueprint for the future.” Hemp Bound covers all facets of industrial hemp, from production to digital age industrial applications, and everything in between. Officially published April 20, 2014, pre-order is on now everywhere. When not investigating sustainability and drug policy, Fine lives in New Mexico. www.dougfine.com