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Postponed !- Bringing it Home: Healthy Houses & a Greener Future for Amercia

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Kimberton Waldorf School Garden Building

Jpostponed until Feb. Due to weather, details posted soon!!

oin us to learn about all the benefits of industrial hemp while enjoying some hemp product samples!

This event is one of the on-going Sustainability Series events -- proceeds from donations help fund the Kimberton Waldorf School Olliff Scholarship program.

Suggested donation: $10 - $20 (no one turned away due to an inability to donate! :)

Industrial Hemp was once grown throughout the US. In fact, it was sometimes illegal NOT to grow this amazingly beneficial and useful plant! Canada is the main supplier of hemp and hemp seed products to the United States.
The uses of this plant include:

• FOOD Hemp seeds can be used directly as a food ingredient or crushed for oil and meal. Hemp is one of only two plants that contain both EFAs as well as gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA has been found to have many properties ranging from anti-inflammatory to anti-depression (the seeds are also used in bird seed mixtures). Hemp seed oil is an ideal topical ingredient in lotions, lip balms, conditioners, shampoos, soaps and shaving products. Hemp oil can also be used as cooking oil and in salad dressings, spreads and dips.

• FIBER - highly durable natural fabric for clothing, cordage, non-toxic erosion control/landscaping fabrics... Hemp "bast," the outer surface of the hemp stalk, has the longest fibers and is used for textiles. Hemp "hurds," the inner woody portion of the stalk, have shorter fibers that are extremely absorbent, making an excellent animal bedding.

BUILDING MATERIALS - non-toxic, energy-efficient and carbon-negative for houses and vehicles (the Lotus Eco-Elise is a Hemp based, "green" car!) and other various other uses

• EROSION CONTROL - fast biomass production w/ little inputs required 

FUEL - Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP!

PAPER - hemp paper is extremely durable and its production does not destroy forests/pollute the env.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS - for farmers and industries associated with making hemp products

Canada legalized the production of industrial hemp in the late 1990s & the Canadian government has supported the country’s re-emerging hemp industry through changes in legislation and regulations, and through market development funding.

Growing industrial hemp has been outlawed here in the US since the 1950s

  -- we NEED this plant and farmers and ecological restoration practitioners need to be able to grow it here in the US!


More:BRINGING IT HOME DOCUMENTARY

“Make the most of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere”

~George Washington, 1794


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  • Tom G.

    Also, this is a great conversation for my Tiny House and Co-housing Meetup this Saturday… See: http://www.meetup.com/Center-City-Tiny-House-and-Co-housing-Community-Development/ ALL are welcome.

    February 9, 2014

  • Tom G.

    Thinking Sunday Feb 16 between 12-4 works for me… I would bring two others if you can make it happen then… Am I crazy for suggesting this or would others like to get this show on the road, snow or shine??

    February 9, 2014

  • W C

    can't make it on Weds

    January 21, 2014

  • Bob H.

    Hope to make it, but traffic/transport time is such a problem. Any other interested parties in the Glenside area? -- to help justify the...energy costs of attending?

    Do contact bhanomalous7@gmail if you wish to try carpooling to this. I just don't trust my understanding of Meetup's intricacies. biogas bob

    ps. If you're interested in NATURAL GAS WITHOUT FRACKING, you might be interested in a visit to MAREA's website (Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association) for information on OARS' (Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems) presentation the evening of Jan 28 -- climate chaos willing.

    January 17, 2014

  • Melissa M

    due to cascading postponed events (thanks to snow), this one was moved to January - email update went out yesterday but in the event others have any confusion: THIS EVENT will be held JAN. 22, 2014. Hope you can come!

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The email invitation stated Dec 17 but the date on the web page states Jan 22, so which is correct?

    December 14, 2013

  • sanka c.

    I would love to attend... however... can't make that date. I am running on crunch time!

    December 11, 2013

  • Emily

    :)

    December 7, 2013

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