I have always wanted to learn how to make hempcrete and build with it. It's a fascinating way to use the hemp plant. If you can afford it and live in the area, definitely check out this workshop for Hempcrete in Portland, Oregon. More details below:
Hempcrete is the healthiest possible building material for constructing a safe indoor environment, and is also mold-resistant, rot-resistant, fire-resistant and pest-resistant. Hempcrete is durable and recyclable, lasting hundreds of years; and is not only a carbon negative building material, but is also carbon sequestering. It has a high vapor permeability, thus it can absorb and release water, allowing it to respond to changing humidity levels in the air, creating a "breathable wall." And no need for heating / cooling systems in Portland!
FRIDAY, JAN. 16TH 7PM: Meet & Greet Dinner Mixer at the award-winning Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 206 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR (Optional / Dutch) ~ Let's talk hemp and get to know each other as we enjoy a cornucopia of delicious American pub cuisine and libations at Portland's famous Rock Bottom! www.RockBottom.com
SATURDAY, JAN. 17TH 10AM - 4:00PM: Workshop! Engaging and captivating presentations by industry leaders on the use of hempcrete and other hemp building applications, hemp history, hemp markets, and the current regulatory landscape on state, national and international levels, along with hand-mixing and forming your own hempcrete block to take home! Delicious lunch included. Don't miss this workshop ~ hemp is coming to Oregon!
REGISTRATION FEE includes all materials, tools, and protective gear, along with a light breakfast, coffee, and a delicious lunch during the workshop. After you register by clicking here, you will receive a PayPal payment request for $250.00 US. Your registration is complete and will be reserved upon receipt of payment. Clothing is comfortable / casual.
Where: Multnomah Arts M Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
When: Saturday, January 17, 2015