4th Annual Hemp Harvest Party!

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After 4 years the US hemp industry is finally starting to lose its baby-fat… Look how many more farmers and how many more acres of hemp were grown in Colorado and across the U.S. in just a single year! At the 4th Annual Hemp Harvest Party, on Saturday, October 14th you can experience the living U.S. hemp movement in action, presented by Lilu’s Garden. Join industry leaders CoHempCo and Colorado Hemp Project as they host at the Oak Room at Oskar Blues…

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Hemp on the Slope II: Building a Local Hemp Economy on the Western Slope

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  They do industrial hemp on the Western Slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains too! It’s “Back to the Slope” on July 22nd for Hemp on the Slope II near Collbran of western Colorado. Salt Creek Hemp Company is building a local hemp economy in Colorado’s Northwest growing region. The Northwest is 1 of 9 unique geographical and environmental land areas that makes the Colorado territory special. Each Colorado region — the Northwest, Northeast, Central, South…

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Hemp History Week

Celebrate Hemp History Week in Tropical Hawaii June 10th

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The 8th annual Hemp History Week is June 5-11th and will be celebrated across the country in a variety of ways. HHW is a grassroots effort to recognize our historical connection to hemp, advocate for the full legalization of hemp farming, and introduce consumers to the wide variation of hemp products on the market and the benefits of choosing hemp over other alternatives. With events that range from festivals to picnics to farm tours, there…

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Shop Eco-Conscious Fashion at NoCo Hemp Expo 4

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Don’t let all the other exciting and innovative uses for hemp at NoCo Hemp Expo 4 distract you. Even though hemp textiles and fashion have been around for a long time (millennia in fact!), wearing your hemp is still an excellent way to support the industry while enjoying a superior product over cotton. To highlight the importance of hemp fashion and introduce consumers to some of the many innovative companies making high quality hemp clothing…

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NoCo Hemp Expo 4 Showcases Fashion Alley & Global Hemp Village

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Expo areas focus on innovative, creative applications of hemp Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/21/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for its Fashion Alley and Global Hemp Village during this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. “The rest of the world has quite a head start on the U.S. given the outdated regulations…

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A Conversation with the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation, Official Nonprofit Beneficiary of the NoCo Hemp Expo 4

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The task of reestablishing industrial hemp farming does not happen in a vacuum. While the farmers and the producers do the hard work of cultivating and bringing hemp to the masses, just as essential are those in the background helping to create the framework that the burgeoning hemp industry will sit upon. The Industrial Hemp Research Foundation (IHRF) is one such organization. The IHRF was created after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill and…

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The Green Angel is Coming!!

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by Thomas Ivory, Jr. The Green Angel is being manifested and she needs YOUR help to take flight!! Dismantled, yet not in dismay; in fact nothing but heavenly thoughts are floating by the warehouse as the paper cutter etches out each and every individual serrated leaf. Purples and oranges and greens are naturally dyed with naturally grown vegetation and bugs like rabbits brush and cochineal. The five components that make up the Angel are her…

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A First for Colorado: Tree Free Hemp Is Producing Paper From Seed to Sheet

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For the first time, hemp paper is being produced in Colorado from seed to sheet. Loveland’s Tree Free Hemp has been producing hemp paper since 2013, but until this year, it’s been getting the fiber from other countries. Now the entire process is local. “It’s grown in Colorado, it’s processed in Colorado, it’s manufactured in Colorado, it’s printed in Colorado. It’s truly homegrown,” says Morris Beegle, a former concert promoter now focused on promoting hemp…

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First of its Kind: Colorado-Grown, Processed, and Manufactured Hemp Paper

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by: Thomas Ivory, Jr. As the laser printer singes the first lines of the etching, Kevin Buecher studies the effect of the heat on the paper. He watches through a glass window into the table-size enclosed capsule where a small moving laser glides horizontally along a vertical moving arm. The cream white hemp paper inside is lightly burnt only where the high-powered laser has been programmed to direct heat. Light brown wording, and then slowly…

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Industrial Hemp End Products

The Rebirth of Industrial Hemp:  Processing and Bio-refineries 

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Hemp is on the rise today, and facilities like Pure Hemp Technology and contributing to what Carl Lehrburger calls, “the thrust of the hemp revolution”.

With the passing of the federal Farm Bill and supporting state pilot programs, local businesses are providing farmers an opportunity in industrial hemp while manufacturing eco-friendly products.

Pure Hemp Technology, a hemp processing plant and bio-refinery located in Fort Lupton, CO is doing just that, promoting sustainable agriculture by converting industrial hemp into useable products.

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Introducing the NoCo Hemp Expo HempWall!

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2016 has been a monumental year for hemp, and especially big for the NoCo Hemp Expo! As the largest, smartest hemp expo in the country, we want to connect our message with people in every way we can. That’s why this year the NoCo Hemp Expo is unveiling a brand new interactive social media platform, the Tweetwall!

Affectionately dubbed the HempWall, think of it as your interactive information stand. Throughout the Expo, we’ll be broadcasting the next big event, speaker, or panel happening up on screens all over the Expo! So when you are looking for the next hempcentric activity, look no further than the HempWall! You’ll be totally connected to everything happening around you, so you’ll want to check back frequently to make sure you’re not missing a thing.

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How Building With Hemp Can Help Curb Climate Change

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Between the manufacture of building materials, transportation of those materials and construction equipment, energy use and worker transportation, along with the final disposal of construction waste, the United States building sector is becoming one of the world’s largest threats to climate change.

Hempcrete is made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant (called shiv or hurd) mixed with a lime-based binder and water. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, energy-efficient and resistant to fires, mold and insects.

Hempcrete, and other hemp building materials, have the ability to transform the building sector into a more energy-efficient and climate-friendly industry, playing a major role in reducing our ecological footprint. Here’s how.

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Growers and Natural Food Companies Seek Local Hemp Seed

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Matt Birkholz, President of Colorado Hemp Works discusses how the Hemp Bill in Colorado has evolved the need for seed processing in the U.S.

Industrial Hemp seeds have a competitive nutritional value: second only to soy in protein, a better source of Omegas than fish oil, are dairy free, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and do not carry any allergens such as nut or tree-nut allergens.

“As the stigma begins to wear down that somehow people are going to get high by eating hemp seed,” said Matt Birkholz, president of Colorado Hemp Works, “you might start to discover that the hemp seed is a great alternative.”

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Going Green This Spring: Top Hemp Fashion Brands in 2016

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Spring into Summer with Sustainable Hemp Fashion

One thing we’ve fallen in love with when it comes to hemp is the fashion! Long gone are the days of burlap sacks and hippie necklaces, we’re talking about top-notch designer digs and practical purchases that last a lifetime!

Not only does hemp production require much less water with little to no pesticides compared to cotton, it’s naturally better than any synthetic material.

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Recharge Your Wardrobe This Spring with Hemp: Sustainable Fashion and Textiles at NoCo 3

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Eco-friendly clothing companies aim to bring hemp-trade to the U.S. in 2016.

Sponsored by EnviroTextiles, Step’n-Out in Hemp offers a first-hand view into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly hemp fashions from the companies who are revolutionizing the textile industry today.

Long-committed to producing quality fibers, EnviroTextiles leads the way in hemp fabric and textile production in Colorado and in the U.S. Mother-daughter duo Barbara Filippone and Summer Star Haekse have owned and operated the Glenwood Springs green-company in since 2002.

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