November Hempcrete News Roundup
1. In an interview with HempToday.net, Bob Escher, President of U.S. Hemp Building Association, believes that U.S. builders will catch up quickly with hempcrete and hemp construction. Since the passing of the Farm Bill, Escher has seen an increase in awareness and interest from his colleagues regarding hempcrete and he is working to help build an educational program.
2. Hemp Naturals, Inc. sales and marketing director Yosef Bleier shines new light on the bio-composite material marketed as Hempcrete as he reveals the firm’s culture of sustainability and its commitment to excellence and professionalism in everything that the business does.
3. Experimental Los Angeles architectural practice, MILLIØNS, explores the future of hempcrete in the United States. The company recently conducted a weeklong workshop for Space Saloon, a “community in residence” design-build festival in Morongo Valley, California.
4. Columbia OKs industrial hemp awareness fair as park fundraiser. In addition to raising money for the park, the event is intended to educate the public about the possibilities of industrial hemp. Organizers have more than 30 hemp industry businesses and organizations interested in participating thus far. Among the exhibitions expected are an automobile made from hemp, a tiny house built out of “hempcrete,” and a beer garden serving hemp beers.
5. Sun Valley, Idaho man is making a living of building hemp and sustainable houses, all while educating the world on the benefits of building with hempcrete. Idaho is only 1 of 2 states where hemp cultivation is illegal, which creates some challenges with exporting hemp materials across state lines.