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 this- everyone said the food was amazing, and I look forward to tasting some of his hemptastic creations in the near future! Also, the hempeh people were there and I got to taste some of their creations – delicious!!
On Friday afternoon, we had a paper making station setup and children of all ages came to make paper! It was really heartwarming seeing the reactions of people, especially young children who were genuinely amazed by the paper making process! This amazing event was free to the public and featured great music by the London Souls, and more! On Saturday, I presented the Art of Hemp Papermaking and spoke about the process of making paper from raw hemp fibers and shared some images from our work over the years. Thanks to all who came out and listened. 🙂 The organizers Blake Butler and Jill Lieberman are true professionals and passionate about farmers and educating people, helping hemping the movement move! Many thanks.
Making hemp paper with a youngin’Talkin’ hemp paper making 101!Honored to be pictured with amazing leaders in the hemp movement!