Call for Applications for a Traineeship
We are happy to announce the 4th call for applications for the Obelisk Farm traineeship!
Where to buy certified hemp seeds
Planning to grow hemp? And wondering where to buy certified hemp seeds? We asked the same questions when we started growing hemp. It took us some time to find this information. Since certified hemp seeds are only available for purchase at authorized retailers it can get a bit challenging to find these distributors. But, worry not! We are here to help! We've made a list of seed distributors to help you on your growing journey.
Contact list of Latvian companies in the hemp industry
In 2020, we created a hemp map that had the purpose of answering the following question: "where can I find X hemp product/service in Latvia?". This was such an important project for us. Being able to gather all the information together and share it with the world, and really showcase the hemp industry in Latvia. Without any doubt an exciting project!
The map remains
available for download here
We made it: Hemp paper that can be printed on
We love to experiment with hemp paper. Since the moment we learned how to make it, we've been developing new techniques and now we have finally made a hemp paper that can be printed on. But before jumping into that, here is a bit more information about hemp paper.
Our visit to the Hanf Museum in Berlin
We visited the Hanf Museum (Hemp Museum) in Berlin early this year and as we always do, we're going to share some information about this awesome museum and an inside look into our tour. We hope you enjoy it!
All about the International Green Week 2023 in Berlin
As you may know, if you're following us on Instagram or Facebook, in the past few weeks we've been in Berlin participating in International Green Week Berlin aka Internationale Grune Woche Berlin. This is a very unique event and it is considered the biggest trade fair for food, agriculture, and gardening. More than 1600 exhibitors from all over the world and over 400000 visitors! Yes, it was wild! But we loved every second of it! Below we share some of its moments with you.
EU's maximum THC limits for hemp seed foods
On 11 August 2022 Regulation (EU) 2022/1393 was published by the European Commission setting maximum levels for delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) in hemp seeds and derived products. The Commission Regulation 2022/1393 of 11 August 2022 amends the Annex to Regulation No 1881/2006 on food contaminants to this effect. The amendment applies since 1 January 2023.
Coming up next
Welcome to our first post of 2023! We're
happy to see you here.
The new year got us thinking about directions, about what's coming up next. Sure, we choose our directions for reasons that may sometimes not be apparent. Sometimes we choose directions because we feel called one way or another. Sometimes we choose them because we’re trying to be the person someone else wants us to be. We've all done that many times in our lives. Picking a direction only because someone pointed it out that way.
2022 Year-in-Review, and a Peek Into 2023
Hello everyone and welcome to our last 2022 blog post!
We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season, and that you and yours are healthy and happy. In our last 2022 post, we would like to go through what we've done here at the blog and what is to come. From the beginning of the year until now more than 12 blog posts were published. We've shared with you tutorials, reports, events announcements and so much more.
10 best hemp gift ideas of 2022
The holidays are just around the corner, and we know that sometimes it is difficult to know what to give to your loved ones. That is why we have prepared a complete guide to hemp gift ideas, organized by price. We have selected creators and entrepreneurs who, like us, are committed to sustainable production, natural materials and have created their own businesses.
We've updated our international shipping options
We know you all have been super patient with the shipping costs for European Union countries shown in our online store for the past year. We've always tried so hard to find the best parcel delivery company that besides delivering your package (not damaged!) would also provide the most reasonable and affordable prices.
“Cannabis Hub.LT 2022”: International industrial hemp business event
The International industrial hemp business event “Cannabis Hub.LT 2022” is being organized by the Centre for Business and Social Partnership at the VMU Agriculture Academy and the Association of Industrial Hemp Growers, Processors, and Business Innovators, and it will be held on 11–12 November 2022 in Lithuania! And Obelisk Farm will be there!
We're on Patreon!
👉Why we're on Patreon?
Reflecting on why we should set up a page on the platform, led us to think about the intentions we had when we first open the farm, back in 2017.
Community was (and still is!) one of the reasons we started the farm. But let's be honest, starting a farm and business can be isolating. (Any farm/business owners out there agree?!).
Thankfully, however, we found this platform that will bring us closer to our community. Even though we might start as a small community, we believe that we'll grow stronger as Patreon allows us to safely share information about hemp in a supportive and non-judgmental way.
Our journey: Harvesting hemp seeds
Recap: how to make your own hempcrete block workshop
On September 17, 2022, Obelisk Farm hosted a hemp-building
workshop in commemoration of the European Heritage Days
Take a tour around our hemp museum
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.
Harvest time at the farm
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.
Join us for Hemp Harvest
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!
We are looking for a Trainee
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:
Does this sound like something you would like to take part in? So, get involved! Register today as a trainee! Fill in the form or email us at [email protected] and we will contact you very soon.
The hemp market is back for its 2nd edition!
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.