Lawrence, Kansas POSTPONED! Sept 1st – 7th

**** Greetings All. Due to a very wet spring followed by destructive tornadoes, the hosts have decided to postpone the workshop until September.****

Left Hand Hemp and Be Love Too Farm are excited to bring  hempcrete to Kansas! We are teaming up to insulate a commercial greenhouse with hempcrete. This will showcase hemp lime construction and its many abilities, specifically to completely insulate a commercial greenhouse operation with no risk of mold! When used with a properly engineered, conventional frame, hempcrete can increase the load strength of a wall by a factor of three to four times.

In the hosts’ own words: “We are Andrea, Steve, and Abigale Myers. We are organic (not certified…yet) farmers in the Kansas City area, our farm is called Bee Too Love Farm. Both Steve and I have a deep passion for health and wellness. This passion started with the food we ate and produced but has now spread into the environment in which we live and spend our time. On our farm, the current focus is an indoor micro-greens production facility (we call them Shoots!). In 2017, our lives changed significantly when my health crashed due to exposure to mold inside of our home. As we began to work on healing all of our bodies, we bought new land in Lawrence, Kansas (home to KU) and started our search for the absolute healthiest and safest building materials available.

When we came across hempcrete we were thrilled. To not only have a safe and healthy building material but one that also sequesters carbon is exactly in alignment with our fundamental beliefs. We are excited to be the first indoor grow facility, that we know of, in the United States using hempcrete to create a sustainable, safe, and healthy environment for the plants and humans working in the greenhouse.

Our land in Lawrence is near beautiful Clinton Lake. Our property sits upon a hill overlooking a valley. We have a wonderful barn for future livestock and two ponds. The grow facility we are building will be at the front of our property for easy access and to be next to our farm store. The grow facility is 24 ft by 60 ft and is south-facing. We will have windows towards the south to let in light and take advantage of passive solar. We will also have multiple sun tunnels on the roof to aide in lighting the facility. We are doing our best to eliminate the need for fluorescent bulbs for the health of humans and our planet.” 🌍

We currently grow approximately 150 lbs of micro-greens (shoots) per week. With this new facility we will be able to double our production.

  • 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 are 9/1 through 9/7 (Arrive Saturday August 31sth & leave Sunday the 7th)

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