Hempcrete is said to be the greatest building material on Earth and here is your chance to learn how to build with it! Industrial Hemp is one of the most sustainable crops to grow because it pulls toxins from the air and soil and farmers love the way it renders the soil cleaner and with more nutrients than before it was planted, unlike corn, soy and wheat which often leaves the ground depleted of nutrients. The average estimate of 2-3 acres of hemp crop provide enough material to build a 1,500 sq. ft. hempcrete home!
The porous properties from the hemp hurd (broken up stalk) makes any properly built hempcrete structure an excellent humidity controller and will render the building flame, mold and pest resistant! Yes, you “hurd” that correctly! Hemp is a natural building material that requires no toxic materials in its growing or building process.
“We know hempcrete is the best building material on Earth, we want to teach everyone how to build with it so that they can take the knowledge with them.”Left Hand Hemp
What can you expect from attending a workshop? Expect to leave with enough resources to build your own home and the knowledge to teach others how to build in their community. By working hands-on with the materials, students will feel the properties and characteristics of the material and will learn how to properly build.
Left Hand Hemp will be conducting hempcrete seminars as often as they come our way. The seminars will include a week full of hempcrete education by participating in every aspect of the construction of a structure from mixing to building, participants will walk away with a head full of knowledge about hempcrete as a natural building material.
Not only will you learn everything you need to know about how to build with hempcrete, you will use your own hands to construct a hempcrete building as a class.
Eager to teach, experienced founder of Left Hand Hemp, Kelly will teach about the properties, recipes, versatility, and how to properly insulate with hempcrete. As a student, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. Starting from a post and beam structure, we will construct a building made from hemp, lime and water. Come with questions, excitement and a mind ready to learn!
In the construction industry?
We invite all industry professionals, home-renovators, off-grid builders and those interested in building sustainable communities to come learn for yourself exactly how to build with hempcrete. It is an easy and sustainable method, so come learn why hempcrete is among the oldest insulating materials on Earth! If you have ever wondered about this material that has been widely popular in Europe and now across the U.S., here is your chance to come learn! If you are at all interested in this incredible natural building material, don’t miss out on this education vacation.
Included in the workshop price are 3 meals a day, a place to camp, bathrooms, water, resources to take with you, and a hands-on full learning experience.
Items to Bring
- Camping Gear for all weather elements
- Long-sleeves & Work Boots
- Safety Glasses
- Sun & Mosquito Protection
- Water Bottle
- Hotel Accommodations if not camping on site
- Notebook & Questions
- Workshop Dates – plan to come the day/night before it begins and plan to leave the day after it ends
If you are interested in attending or hosting a workshop, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go here to sign up.