hemp school

We created the Hemp school with the aim of building a non-formal education space (in-person and virtually) linked to hemp. Our desire is to share practical and innovative knowledge about industrial hemp. The pillars of the hemp school are based on sharing experiences and creating a network of students and trainers which together might stimulate other initiatives in diverse themes such as hemp cultivation, hemp food, hemp consumption, and hemp paper among many others. We want to inspire visitors of all ages and demonstrate solutions that can be replicated in a simple, practical, and sustainable way at the local (do-it-yourself) level. 

HEMP EXPERIENCES AT THE HEMP SCHOOL

HEMP FOOD

EVERY MONDAY AT 9:00

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. 

The hemp food experience includes:

  • unlimited tasting of hemp products that we make here at the farm;
  • preparation and tasting of hemp ‘milk’. 

This experience is suitable for everyone. All are welcome.

HEMP PAPER 

EVERY TUESDAY AT 9:00

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.

The hemp paper experience includes:

  • introduction to hemp fiber;
  • presentation and preparation of tools and materials;
  • techniques to make hemp paper from hemp fiber;
  • evaluation of the session, sharing of information, and designing projects to be carried out at home.

This experience is suitable for everyone. All are welcome.

HEMP CULTIVATION

EVERY MONDAY AT 12:00 

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.

The hemp cultivation experience includes information about: 

  • what you need to know before you start farming;
  • the anatomy of hemp - understand the hemp plant and how it grows;
  • what hemp to plant, when to plant it, and how much to plant;
  • preparing the soil;
  • planting and managing your hemp crop;
  • pests and diseases;
  • harvesting;
  • environmental impact.

All potential growers are welcome.

HEMP CONSTRUCTION

EVERY TUESDAY AT 12:00

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. 

The hemp construction experience includes: 

  • introduction to hemp shives;

  • presentation of hempcrete recipes;

  • preparing ingredients, safety measures;

  • hempcrete mixing,  shuttering and tamping.

Target to beginners, amateurs, and professionals in the area (or related) of construction, architecture, agriculture, permaculture and who want to start or complement their experience and knowledge. No prior experience or tools are required.

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