Over the last few years there has been enormous growth in the hemp industry worldwide and the myriad of uses for hemp seem endless. The majority of these uses relate to the fibre, flower or seed. What is left once these have been taken is the broken woody core of the hemp plant. This hemp ‘shiv’, as it is known, is an inescapable by-product of the hemp industry and currently has quite limited options for use or disposal. It can be used for animal bedding, burnt as a fuel source, or used as the main constituent of a natural insulative building material called hempcrete. Continue reading "Why we should build with Hempcrete"
Hemp was probably the earliest plant cultivated for textile fibre, a remnant was discovered in ancient Mesopotamia dating back to 8,000 BC. Continue reading "Hemp Fabrics"
Paper has been an important commodity for over 2000 years and has aided society in the ability to pass on knowledge. Continue reading "Hemp Paper"
In it's natural organic state hemp seed is considered by many to be the safest, most digestible, balanced, natural and complete source of protein, amino acids, and essential fats found anywhere in nature, containing 20 amino acids, but also each of the nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. Continue reading "Hemp Seed Nutrition"
The cannabis species of plants have and will resolve many of the problems we have today. Continue reading "The Health Giving Properties of Hemp and Cannabis."
One of the most popular discussions within the media during the start of 2018 has been that of plastic. Continue reading "The Future of Plastics – Hemp?"