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February  Newsletter

Farming Hemp

To Build The Future

    I hope this email finds you well. Today, I wanted to share an intriguing article I came across that sheds light on a revolutionary approach to construction: the use of hemp as a building material.
    The article highlights the many benefits of hemp-based building materials, particularly hempcrete, which is a mixture of hemp and lime. Not only does hempcrete offer superior insulation and resistance to mold, fire, and pests, but it also boasts impressive environmental impacts. Hemp has the remarkable ability to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making it close to carbon-negative. In fact, hemp cultivation could potentially help close the emissions gap significantly.
    Moreover, the use of hemp in construction aligns with the global push towards sustainability and carbon neutrality. By choosing materials that sequester carbon and minimize environmental impact, we can contribute to a healthier planet while creating comfortable and non-toxic living spaces for future generations.
    While the hemp construction industry is still in its infancy in the US, there are promising developments and growing interest in this eco-friendly alternative. Initiatives such as the partnership between Tao Climate and Hemp Technology to provide sustainable housing in Ukraine demonstrate the real-world impact of hemp-based solutions.
    I believe that exploring innovative and sustainable practices like hemp construction is crucial as we strive towards a more environmentally conscious future. I encourage you to learn more about the potential of hemp in construction and consider how it might align with your own sustainability goals and initiatives.
    If you’re interested in delving deeper into this topic or have any questions, feel free to reach out or click on the link to the article (below). Let’s continue to explore ways to build a greener and more sustainable world together.
Warm regards,
Whole Circle Farms
Here’s the article from The Guardian if you’d like to learn more.
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