On September 17, 2022, Obelisk Farm hosted a hemp-building
workshop in commemoration of the European Heritage Days
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! We'll take you on a journey
around our hemp museum this week.
Before that, we'd like to share a bit more about our hemp museum. Our farm hemp museum is the first and only of its kind in Latvia. It was created with the aim of promoting the hemp plant and its many uses. The museum opened to the public on 1st May 2019. Since hemp is part of Latvian history and culture we thought that it would make perfect sense to create a place that is 100% dedicated to the plant. The museum is divided into 4 different exhibits: folk songs, people and their stories, old-time machinery, and current uses of the hemp plant.
Now that you have an idea of what the museum is about, continue reading and enjoy the photography journey around our hemp museum.
After a short break, we return with one of the most requested posts 🙂
Many of you asked us to show you how harvest is going at our farm. At first, we thought that we didn't have much to share, but after unfolding it, we saw there is a lot.
Sunday, August 21, from 12:00 to 16:00
Obelisk Farm, Obeliškas
Join us for one of our favorite farm traditions — hemp harvest day. A chance to enjoy the hemp fields before we head into the shorter, cooler autumn days. All are welcome!
We will provide all the tools needed for harvesting, you just have to bring your positive energy! Make new friends, learn more about hemp, and take some hemp tea home with you.
Interested in joining us? If you want to take part in the event, please contact us at [email protected] or call us on +371 25123595.
We hope to see you on Sunday!
Would you like to spend time on our hemp farm to discover and learn from our experiences and practices? If your answer is YES, then join us this summer as a trainee!
Through Forum Synergies trainee scholarship program, our farm acting as the host offers the possibility for a trainee to come, spend time at Obelisk Farm and get to know the work carried out here.
The goal of the program:
"It is important that a real exchange between host and trainee is established and that the trainee could bring back particular know-how as well as share his experience and knowledge about practice in his country with the host."
An exciting experience to be a part of a movement and a network promoting sustainable rural development is waiting for you!
More information about the Forum Synergies scholarship can be found here:
Like the last time, the hemp market has a great selection of some of the best hemp businesses in Latvia, has a conference line-up of over 10 hemp experts from across the world, and hemp activities and entertainment for the whole family.
We are excited to announce the second edition of the Hemp Market event in Obelisk Farm. The first edition back in 2019 was a huge success and we decided to bring back the only event in Latvia dedicated entirely to the hemp plant and industry. The event will be held in Obelisk Farm on 1st May 2022.
What is hemp?
Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a Cannabis sativa plant species cultivated specifically for industrial use. It can be used to make a wide range of products. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth. It was also one of the first plants to be turned into usable fiber 50,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, rope, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.
We have created a list of five hemp products gifts. Whether it’s a gift for a family member, your lover, coworkers, or for yourself, there is an ideal hemp product available in our online shop.
Read on and check out 5 popular hemp products to put on your holiday gift list.
Welcome to our latest Christmas gift idea guide! Here at Obelisk Farm, we've created a list of the best hemp Christmas gifts and double-checked it, making it easy to buy gifts for the pesky and the best behaved. Whether you're shopping for a friend, boyfriend, parent, Mom, or grandparents, we have the perfect hemp gift for everyone. Find dream hemp Christmas gift ideas for all ages and personalities. Be the best Santa at home this Christmas and without having to leave the couch.
In this post, we are going to share our recipe for crispy hemp slices in a version without eggs, butter, or wheat flour. Mission Impossible?
We would say that it is impossible to eat just one. Shall we make hemp slices?
What is hemp?
Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a plant that can be used in different ways. The stem (rich in fibers) is used for industry (in the manufacture of fabrics, paper, and ropes...). The leaves and seeds are used in food.
We finally decided to bring a long-requested recipe. After several failed attempts, today we bring you our version of hemp cheese.
“On the Hemp Farm with..." is a
series of interviews that we conduct with people involved in the
hemp/cannabis industry; this might include farmers, shops,
enthusiasts, companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. This time, we
interview Kehrt Reyher, editor and publisher at HempToday.
EVERY TUESDAY AT 12:00 - HEMP CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE
In this interactive experience, you will learn important recipes to mix hemp with a lime-based binder to produce Hempcrete. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the key theoretical and practical issues to consider when building with hempcrete, a good understanding of the basic method of hempcrete building, including the important dos and don'ts.
EVERY TUESDAY AT 9:00 - HEMP PAPER EXPERIENCE
This hemp experience aims to provide participants with the knowledge necessary to create hemp paper. It is thought of as the beginning of a training and artistic path to which participants can give their creative contribution.
EVERY MONDAY AT 12:00 - HEMP CULTIVATION EXPERIENCE
This is an experience for those interested in growing hemp. This is an introductory experience on industrial hemp with a strong technical component associated with a survey of the historical holdings of this crop. The structure of the hemp cultivation experience is geared to prepare the participants to take on technical production and market perspective for the various raw materials produced.
EVERY MONDAY AT 9:00 - HEMP FOOD EXPERIENCE
In this hemp food experience, we want to share amazing hemp treats with you. So, if you have never tasted hemp products, this is something you should not miss! We promise an unforgettable experience! At the same time, you will be able to learn more about hemp food benefits while enjoying them.
“On the Hemp Farm with..." is a series of interviews that we
conduct with people involved in the hemp/cannabis industry; this
might include hemp farmers, shops, enthusiasts, companies,
investors, and entrepreneurs. This time, we interview Denise Tam
co-founder of Heavens Please, a Hong Kong-based CBD lifestyle