Hempcrete Demonstration, ‘Canna Bus’ Featured in Cleveland School of Cannabis Hemp Day

Hempcrete Demonstration, ‘Canna Bus’ Featured in Cleveland School of Cannabis Hemp Day
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<![CDATA[Mixing hemp hurd, lime and water in a kiddie pool isn’t the way hempcrete is usually created, but that’s how Homeland Hempcrete did it at the Cleveland School of Cannabis’ (CSC) Hemp Day June 7.In front of an audience, husband-and-wife duo Matt and Sam Marino of North Dakota-based Homeland Hempcrete deconstructed the mixing process in the pool, then poured the hempcrete into a short wall frame as the material solidified.Matt, Homeland Hempcrete’s founder and president, said hempcrete serves as an insulative infill in buildings.“This wall is framed very similarly to how a traditional wall would be framed,” he said. “So, it’s just a microscale of a standard hempcrete install.”Nicole Fenix, CSC’s director of education, said a conversation with Matt on LinkedIn led to Homeland Hempcrete’s visit and the larger, three-hour, hemp-focused open house of CSC’s new Independence, Ohio, campus. At Hemp Day, various hemp, cannabis and agriculture professionals provided demonstrations, such as the hempcrete one and another on composting from the Rid-All Green Partnership; educational material; hemp-derived products; and networking opportunities with current and prospective CSC students and alumni, and the public.The five-year-old college’s curriculum includes classes about industrial hemp and CBD, horticulture, dispensary operations, processing and more, and grants certificates to graduates. In addition to traditional classroom and hands-on cannabis cooking and extraction education, CSC aims to hone in its hands-on hemp cultivation education following the recent acquisition of a hemp research license from the state of Ohio; the college has a roughly 500-square-foot indoor hydroponic grow room that currently includes horticultural plants but will house hemp.“You can walk in [and see], ‘Oh, this is ebb and flow. This is a water-drip system. This is deep water culture,’” Fenix said. “Students can walk in, see it, learn it, play with it, smell it.”Hemp Day marked the latest in a…

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