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Hemp in the sun

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Promising Beginnings

Hemp started with promising beginnings. As a versatile crop, hemp was used widely for sails, clothing, fishing nets, and much more. We explore the next chapter for this wonder plant.

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Flooding UK

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Sink or Swim? – How do we Staunch Flooding?

Flooding is an annual problem impacting everyone, from the plains of America and the farmlands of Europe to the inner cities of China. We look at the considered natural solutions.

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Start up

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Big Reveals from the Covid 19 Pandemic

What lessons have been learnt from the Covid 19 pandemic, and what does this mean for the environment?

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Back to school

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HEMSPAN’S First Hemp CPD Event – Who’s Talking?

We're hosting our first hemp CPD event in collaboration with Margent Farm in the most picturesque surroundings. Read all about who will be presenting on the day.

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Cows grazing

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Where Is Meat In Our Future? 

Is meat in our future? We look at how farming is adapting to climate change and the challenges it poses for the future.

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Hemp Field

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Naturally Net-Zero

We look at how natural materials can benefit more than the construction industry. Natural materials can benefit farmers and communities, improving our health and, essentially the health of the planet.

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Superhero on a building

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Heroes, Who Needs ‘Em?

We look at the heroes of the sustainable construction world. In particular, one company that has pioneered ecological building using hemp.

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Planet on fire

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Hemp is Cooler than Ever

Could hemp be the solution to cooling down our homes and saving the planet? We take a look at a project in Ein Hod, Israel.

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Natural Materials

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Hemp – Combating Microplastics

Our home is our safe space, right? Think again! A closer look reveals a world of microplastics. We look at hemp as a natural solution to combating microplastics.

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Hemp’s Current Status 

Regulation, bad press and stigma have plagued hemp for decades. We take a look at how this is changing and what's being done in the UK.

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Hemp: Achieving Net-Zero

This week we look at the impact hemp can have on achieving net-zero. We take a look at two high-polluting industries and the role that startups have in inspiring change.

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Modular Housing

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The Case For Modular Housing: 3 Benefits For The Industry

This week we look at some of the benefits of modular housing and how it could change the UK construction industry.

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Sequioa Tree

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Designers In The Know, Know Hemp

Looking at the trailblazers in sustainable design. There are some great projects happening around the UK and Europe, and this week we look at a few that are leading the way.

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Eco home

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Why Insulation Matters

This week we look at the reasons that insulation matters. Price, comfort and health are all important factors when considering insulation.

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Breathable future

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Thinking about a more breathable future

How we construct our buildings affects those who build them and the end-user. This week we look at how.

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Insulation values

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Insulation Values… U-VALUE R-VALUE K-VALUE?

Insulation values can get confusing. We hope that this article explains what the insulation values mean and why they are so important, for you, your family and the greater environment.

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Benefits of Bast Fibres

This week we take a look at bast fibres, their benefits and properties. The modern age has been unkind to these crops, but a resurgence has begun.

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Pesticides and fertiliser spray

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Running the Earth into the Ground

This week we take a further look at soil and the effect pesticides and fertilisers have had on it and the greater environment.

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Soil, A Dirty Topic!

In this post, we look at the current soil situation and what we can do to regenerate it for the future.

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Fungi

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Hemp & Fungi

We take a look at how fungi could play a role in enhancing hemp's already wonderful attributes.

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The Gracious Hand of Hemp

Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.

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Ferrock™, a Sustainable Collaboration for the Future?

Ferrock™ Sustainable Collaborations. Exploring how sustainable materials can work together, becoming viable alternatives to traditional materials.

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