Monday, June 1 - Sunday, June 7
Hemp History Week celebrates industrial hemp and the many reasons this sustainable, versatile crop should be grown in the US. Find out why our farmers, our soil, and our economy are missing out on the benefits of growing hemp.
Come to our movie night, watch for in-store chances to sample hempy snacks, and join us in urging our legislators to let US farmers grow hemp!
Hemp Show & Tell with Hemp Ace Joy Beckerman Maher CANCELLED
Wednesday June 4, Noon to 4pm
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Don't miss this special appearance from our favorite hemp expert! Joy Beckerman Maher has been a hemp advocate since the early 1990s and opened the first hemp store in New York, in 1996. You will not leave a conversation with Joy without being inspired by the thousands of possibilities of hemp! www.hempace.com
Join us for a free screening of Bringing It Home, an inspiring documentary about the widespread benefits of industrial hemp--and the reasons why it can't be grown in the US. Details and how to RSVP
Currently, all hemp products - clothing, body care, food products, housting textiles, and the like - are imported from Canada, Europe, China, and other countries. And US demand is growing: In 2012, $500 million in hemp products were sold here. It just makes economic sense to have US farmers benefit from this industry, too.
Hemp lends itself well to organic farming systems, needing little to no fertilizers, rarely has pest problems, enriches the soil it grown on, and from the 1700s to the 1950s, was an abundant and important US crop. But then government confusion over the differences between hemp and marijuana, coupled with incentives for replacing natural fibers with plastics, effectively stopped stateside hemp cultivation.
More at hemphistoryweek.com
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