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Join us for a hands-on experience, training and consultation in hemp-lime construction.
It is our mission at Highland Hemp House to teach as many people as we can how to build with the greenest of building materials. Several 3-day workshops are being offered. Our workshop schedule begins on June 13 with space for 15 people and again on June 29; each is a 3 day experience. As you will have noticed, the HHH is a lovely house. At our workshops you will learn how we build to last, not just for decades, but for centuries.
ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are coming from out of town, please note that we do not have sleeping accommodations on site. Bellingham has many hotels, B&Bs, couch surfing opportunities, and Larabee State Park is 10 minutes away (reservations may be tight). We are located on the south side of Bellingham.
PLEASE COME EQUIPPED: Please note that lime is a material that is caustic to the skin when wet, and to the lungs if the powder is inhaled. Bring a long sleeved shirt and a hat or scarf. We will provide goggles, gloves, and masks, but you may prefer to bring your own protective equipment. Also, rain gear and boots are advised due to our unpredictable weather.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Many scholarships are available to students who are serious about building but may be short of funds. Please address inquiries about scholarships and other logistics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKSHOP FEES: $350/3 DAYS: The cost for three days of information, hands-on learning, and discussion of issues around building with hemp is $350. Once you have completed the SIGN UP, you may pay by PayPal to the account email@example.com (notice the address is different from inquiries)
Pamela Bosch is an educator, artist and hemp activist, and founder of Highland Hemp House, a pioneering project in the State of Washington to use hemp-lime and other natural materials for retrofit to create an ideal, healthy living space. She formerly taught at Bellingham Technical College and Northwest Indian College, also of Bellingham. A member of the Washington State Farm Bureau, Pamela works at both the state and federal levels to clear the path for growing, processing and making products from hemp.
Matthew Mead is an entrepreneur and builder, and the founder of U.S.-based Hempitecture, a hemp construction contractor. He studied sustainable building techniques in earning a Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (New York). In 2014, his firm partnered with Idaho Base Camp, an environmental retreat center in the U.S. state of Idaho that brought together a multi-disciplinary team to create a natural building on a grassroots budget.