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In celebration of Hemp History Week, June 2-8!
A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the U.S.A. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes thousands of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why can’t we grow it here?
BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.
When & Where
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas is open to all shoppers. Voted ‘Best Neighborhood Grocery ’ by the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Poll for seven years in a row, we have over 1800 local items in stock daily and sell an average of 80% organic produce weekly. We offer everything from pantry staples to farmer’s market favorites - from our very own artisan breads made with 100% organic flour to custom sandwiches like our cult favorite, Popcorn Tofu Po’boy!
Visit us at 3101 Guadalupe OR 4001 South Lamar, OPEN 7:30am-11pm EVERY DAY. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or connect with us directly www.wheatsville.com.