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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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Hemp fibres

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Hemp Day-To-Day

Could we use hemp day-to-day? Can you recycle hemp? Is hemp an alternative to traditional wood-based functional products around the home? This week we find out!

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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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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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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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The Gracious Hand of Hemp

Hemp is ingrained in our history and culture.

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