HEMP WORKSHOPS

IT'S OFFICIAL: WE ARE CLOSED! 

WORKSHOPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MAY, 1 2024

HEMP FOOD WORKSHOP


About this workshop

The Hemp Food Workshop is a culinary experience inspired by our passion for hemp and the art of creating delicious and nutritious meals with this versatile ingredient. This workshop is designed for those eager to embark on the journey of transforming raw hemp into delightful hemp-based dishes, ready for your creative touch.

What will you learn

Introduction to Hemp Ingredients:
Immerse yourself in the basics of hemp ingredients, understanding their unique qualities and the right way to incorporate them into your culinary creations.

Preparing Hemp Milk:
Engage in hands-on techniques for preparing hemp for various dishes, using methods tailored for cooking with this exceptional ingredient.

Cooking with Hemp:
Discover the art of cooking with hemp through a variety of recipes, turning raw hemp ingredients into your very own delicious hemp-based meals.

Tasting of All Our Hemp Products:
Enjoy a tasting session featuring a variety of our hemp products, including hemp seed bread, hemp peanut cream, hemp chocolate peanut cream, hemp tea, hemp seeds, hemp hearts, hemp protein, hemp oil, and hemp bars. Delight your taste buds with the diverse flavors and textures hemp has to offer.

Materials

We provide all the tools you need—cooking utensils, hemp ingredients, and more, along with various types of hemp products for you to experiment with in the kitchen.

More details

Instructor: Andris Višņevskis
Duration: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
Minimum Participants: 10
Suitable for All Ages
Price: €30 per person

Registration

To secure your spot, please fill in the registration form below. Once you've completed the form, your registration will be automatically confirmed upon payment.

HEMP PAPER WORKSHOP


About this workshop

The Hemp Paper Workshop is a tailored experience crafted with a passion for hemp and the art of paper making. This workshop is designed for those eager to embark on the journey of transforming raw hemp fibers into unique, handmade hemp paper.

What you will learn

Introduction to Hemp Fiber:
Immerse yourself in the basics of hemp fiber, understanding its distinctive qualities and the proper way to store it for the papermaking process.

Paper Crafting Essentials:
Explore practical methods of working with hemp fiber to create paper, with a special focus on conserving water and energy. This step is crucial, and we'll guide you through it with care.

Preparing Hemp Fibers for Papermaking:
Engage in hands-on techniques for preparing hemp fibers, using methods such as carding and combing—essential processes in crafting handmade hemp paper.

Papermaking with Hemp:
Discover the art of papermaking using a variety of techniques, turning prepared hemp fibers into your very own unique sheets of hemp paper.

Materials

We provide all the tools you need — molds, deckles, and more, along with various types of raw hemp fibers for you to experiment with and create your personalized hemp paper.

More details

Instructor: Andris Višņevskis
Duration: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
Minimum Participants: 10
Suitable for All Ages
Price: €30 per person

Registration

To secure your spot, please fill in the registration form below. Once you've completed the form, your registration will be automatically confirmed upon payment.

HEMP CULTIVATION WORKSHOP

About this workshop

The Hemp Cultivation Workshop is an immersive experience tailored for those passionate about growing hemp. This workshop serves as an introductory journey into industrial hemp, combining a strong technical component with a survey of the historical significance of this versatile crop. Geared towards preparing participants for both technical production and market perspectives, this workshop provides essential knowledge for cultivating hemp and utilizing its various raw materials.

What will you learn


What You Need to Know Before You Start Farming:
Gain insights into the crucial factors to consider before embarking on hemp cultivation. Understand the regulatory, environmental, and logistical aspects that are key to a successful hemp farming venture.

Anatomy of Hemp:
Dive into the anatomy of the hemp plant, understanding its growth patterns, life cycle, and unique characteristics. Build a solid foundation in recognizing and nurturing hemp throughout its cultivation journey.

Choosing and Planting Hemp:
Explore the various hemp varieties suitable for cultivation, learn about optimal planting times, and understand the appropriate quantities to plant. Develop the skills needed to make informed decisions when selecting and planting your hemp crop.

Soil Preparation:
Delve into the importance of soil preparation for successful hemp cultivation. Learn about soil types, nutrient requirements, and best practices for creating an optimal environment for hemp growth.

Planting and Crop Management:
Acquire hands-on knowledge of planting techniques and effective crop management strategies. Understand the ongoing care required for a thriving hemp crop.

Pests and Diseases:
Explore common pests and diseases associated with hemp cultivation and learn preventative measures and management strategies to ensure a healthy crop.

Harvesting:
Understand the timing and techniques involved in harvesting hemp for different end products. Gain practical insights into maximizing the yield and quality of your harvest.

Environmental Impact:
Explore the environmental considerations associated with hemp cultivation. Understand the sustainable practices that can be employed to minimize the ecological footprint of your hemp farm.

Materials

All necessary materials are included in the workshop.

More details


Instructor: Andris Višņevskis
Duration: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
All potential growers are welcome.
Price: €30 per person

Registration

To secure your spot, please fill in the registration form below. Once you've completed the form, your registration will be automatically confirmed upon payment.

HEMP WOOL WORKSHOP


About this workshop

The Hemp Wool Workshop is a condensed experience inspired by our love for hemp and the art of creating with this versatile fiber. This workshop is designed for those eager to explore the journey of transforming raw hemp into cozy hemp wool, ready for your creative touch.

What will you learn

Introduction to Hemp Fiber:
Dive into the basics of hemp fiber, understanding its unique qualities and the right way to store it.

Hemp Wool Crafting Essentials:
Explore practical methods of washing hemp fiber, with a focus on conserving water and energy. This step is crucial, and we'll guide you through it with care.

Preparing Hemp Fibers:
Learn hands-on techniques for preparing hemp fibers using carding and combing—essential processes in crafting hemp wool.

Spinning with Hemp:
Discover the art of spinning using a spindle and/or spinning wheel, turning prepared hemp fibers into your very own hemp wool string.

Materials

We provide all the tools you need—cards, combs, and more, along with various types of hemp fibers for you to experiment with.

More details

Instructor: Andris Višņevskis
Duration: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
Minimum Participants: 10
Suitable for All Ages
Price: €30 per person

Registration

To secure your spot, please fill in the registration form below. Once you've completed the form, your registration will be automatically confirmed upon payment.

HEMP CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP


About this workshop

The Hemp Building Workshop is a hands-on experience inspired by our passion for hemp and sustainable construction. This workshop is designed for those eager to explore the fascinating world of building with hempcrete, a natural and eco-friendly building material.

What will you learn


Introduction to Hemp Shives:
Immerse yourself in the basics of hemp shives, the fibrous inner part of the hemp plant used in hempcrete construction. Understand its unique qualities and how it contributes to the building process.

Hempcrete Recipes Presentation:
Explore various hempcrete recipes, gaining insights into the different mixes and applications. Understand the role of hemp and lime as key ingredients in creating a sustainable building material.

Preparing Ingredients and Safety Measures:
Engage in hands-on preparation of ingredients, and learn crucial safety measures when working with hempcrete. We'll guide you through the dos and don'ts to ensure a safe and effective building process.

Hempcrete Mixing, Shuttering, and Tamping:
Discover the art of mixing hempcrete, the process of creating formwork (shuttering), and the essential technique of tamping. Gain practical experience in building with hempcrete from start to finish.

Materials

We provide all the tools you need — hemp shives, lime, and safety equipment, ensuring you have a complete and immersive experience in hempcrete construction.

More details


Instructor: Andris Višņevskis
Duration: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours
Minimum Participants: 10
Suitable for Beginners, Amateurs, and Professionals:
Whether you're just starting or have experience in construction, architecture, agriculture, or permaculture, this workshop caters to all levels of expertise. No prior experience or tools are required.
Price: €30 per person

Registration

To secure your spot, please fill in the registration form below. Once you've completed the form, your registration will be automatically confirmed upon payment.

BOOK A HEMP WORKSHOP

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ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR - ANDRIS

We are delighted to introduce you to Andris Višņevskis, the co-founder of Obelisk Farm and the instructor of our workshops. 

Why Learn from Andris:

Andris brings extensive expertise in the hemp industry to our workshops ensuring participants receive the most current and relevant information. His contagious passion for sustainable practices and hemp innovation creates an engaging learning environment. With over 7 years of hands-on experience, Andris provides practical insights beyond theoretical knowledge. Known for innovative approaches, he encourages creative thinking and exploration. Andris's sessions are designed to be interactive, and tailored to meet the diverse needs of participants, whether they are beginners or experienced professionals. He ensures everyone gains valuable insights and skills applicable to their respective fields.

Awards and recognitions: 

  • 2021 -  Best Small Producer Award by the Latgale Region Tourism Association
  • 2019 - Honorary Member of the Latvian Industrial Hemp Association
  • 2019 - Nomination and award "Family Farm" of the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture competition "Sower"
  • 2017 - Laureate of the ''Countryside to be'' competition by the Latvian Rural Advisory and Education Centre

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR HEMP WORKSHOPS

Where are you located?

We're 2 hours and 45 minutes from Riga and 35 minutes from Rēzekne. The farm address is "Gulbji", Obeliškas, Dekšāres pagasts, Rēzeknes novads, LV-4614. Click here for directions to the farm.

Do I need to book to join a workshop?

Yes, it's obligatory to book your workshop before visiting the farm.

How can I register?

To book your workshop please fill in the form, call or text Andris at +371 25123595 or contact us at [email protected]

What are your operating hours?

Obelisk Farm is only open in the spring and summer. We work from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM every day. During other seasons, the farm is closed.  

Can I walk around the farm without taking a workshop?

No, sorry. We kindly ask you to only visit the farm after you book in advance your workshop.

How much does a workshop cost?

Workshops -  30€ per person (minimum 10 participants). Free for children under 3 years old.

How long does it last a workshop?

A workshop usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

Can I take photos?

Yes, photos are allowed. And we encourage you to share them with us so whenever you post a photo remember to tag us @obeliskfarm

How do I cancel/change a workshop booking?

Please call us at +371 25123595 or email obeliskfarm[@]gmail.com We ask for at least 24 hours notice.

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