Come Celebrate Hemp History Week!

Come Celebrate Hemp History Week!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog


10482577_727127870743070_7555340961000142276_nTwo large, conical shaped antique hemp millstones that once processed hemp fiber in the old Lancaster County hemp mills sit off Rt. 422 in Robesonia awaiting an exciting event. The Building with Hempcrete Workshop and Family Day, organized by Hemp Heals Foundation and locally based Keystone Cannabis Coalition, is being held  to celebrate Hemp History Week and promote the current Hemp Legislation introduced to the General Assembly this year.

The public is encouraged to come learn about industrial and hemp and its great potential for Pennsylvania, enjoy the music, speakers, food and more! A fun and educational afternoon you don’t want to miss! Music begins at 11:30, provided by Philadelphia reggae rock artist Jay D. Clark.  Speakers feature State Senators Judy Scwhank and Mike Folmer, the prime sponsor and cosponsor of the Industrial Hemp Act, SB50. Also speaking will be Representative Russ Diamond, the prime sponsor of the House Industrial Hemp Act, HB967, Pennsylvania hemp historian and author Les Stark and Riley Cote, former player for the Philadelphia Flyers and Executive Director of Hemp Heals Foundation.

To highlight and educate on the benefits of industrial hemp as a building product, there will be a unique full day intensive hands on workshop.

Hempcrete is a renewable building material being used to build walls, flooring and walkways.  It is an environmentally advantaged product – in that it is sustainable, efficient and inexpensive AND is breathable, pest, mold, fire  and mildew resistant. This educational workshop will help teach the fundamentals of building with hempcrete and will help prepare us for the new green building industry.

The workshop will be conducted by Colorado building instructor John Patterson of Tiny Hemp Houses as part of a nationally coordinated series of events by Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp for what is touted as Hemp History Week VI.

Registration is required for participation in the full day workshop, which begins at 8:30am and runs until 5pm. Passes may be purchased at

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