Hempcrete Workshop: April 27 & 28

Mar 30, 2019 | News

East Shore Unitarian Church is proud to support the Hemp Building Workshop here on April 27 & 28. This project is a shining example of our 7th principle! It supports economic development in rural communities, carbon capture to fight climate change, and innovation in the construction industry. We first mentioned this project last month.

Local companies have partnered up to build the shed out of industrial hempcrete and will donate the building.  These leaders in sustainability will host a workshop to promote the advantages of building with industrial hemp and, during the course of that two-day workshop, build the church the shed that it needs for its gardens.

East Shore Unitarian Church is proud to partner with Pacific Northwest-based companies, Hempitecture and ZILA Works, to co-sponsor a weekend workshop to encourage the use of the plant-based material in building construction. 

The companies are working together to educate others in the construction industry about the benefits of hempcrete construction.  During the workshop, attendees will learn about working with hempcrete, the best types of projects for the material, and sourcing hemp in light of recent changes to federal law that have legalized the cultivation of the plant.  Attendees will also get hands-on experience working with hempcrete in order to build the new shed.  The sponsors will donate the shed to the church after the workshop.

The project is also supported by Northwest Green Chemistry, a nonprofit that fosters innovation; Sunstrand, a sustainable materials company; and Oregon State University.

The workshop takes place on April 27 and 28, and attendees can register for either day. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/2HDKGYn