Fiber Farming in Appalachia

After HempX, I visited a couple of hemp farms in Appalachia. Building relationships with farmers is a crucial component to the Artisan Hemp mission. It all begins with the soil. With all the talk of how profitable a crop hemp can be, we must prove this by purchasing raw material from farmers and creating products from […]

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HempX Asheville

August 19/20th brought Artisan Hemp to HempX in Asheville, North Carolina! It was a great event filled with educational speakers, workshops, vendors, food, and music. The day on Friday started with a hemp infused lunch by renowned vegan chef Jason Sellers of the restaurant, Plant, in Asheville. Unfortunately, I had to run an errand and missed […]

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Floydfest Papermaking Workshop

Well…Artisan Hemp taught a hemp papermaking workshop..and i’m sorry but there are no photos. here’s one of the dreamcatchers at Floydfest…our assistant who was going to photograph the workshop was unable to attend and unfortunately we do not have images from this great event. It was awesome tho! And Nahko and MFTP put on an […]

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Hemp Heals Music Festival Posters

On July 22, 2016, the 4th Hemp Heals Music Festival took place in Philly. It was a great event, as always. I missed last years event, and during the time since I attended in 2014, Philadelphi decriminalized marijuana…and there were many joints lit, including a giant spliff smoked on stage. Times they are a changin’. Riley Cote, […]

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Hemp in the Holler!

On June 10th and 11th of this year, I attended and presented at Hemp in the Holler, a celebration of hemp at a hemp farm in Livingston, KY. Activities included workshops on hemp farming, hempcrete construction, hemp breaking and hacking, and paper making. I brought Emanuel, the portable beater, and we made paper with fibers […]

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Portable Beater!

In late may of 2016, Dr. Bronner’s generously donated a portable beater machine to our paper project. This made it possible to travel and teach paper making workshops anywhere. It also allows us to process fibers and make paper pulp on the farms where hemp is grown. In June, we made paper at Hemp in […]

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Hemp Notebooks for Nahko

Finally catching up on blogging. The past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind. Some of you may be familiar with the band, Nahko and Medicine for the People. If you haven’t heard their music, check ’em out! They’re amazing live, so be sure to see them in concert. Their music really is […]

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