Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Strategies for a Small Planet: Hemp as an Earth-Friendly Building Material

There is a cannabis decriminalization march taking place in South Africa. (Link goes to Al Jazeera)

I already knew that hemp had a lot of uses, but I wasn't aware of its utility as a construction material. Hemp is a hardy renewable resource, like bamboo. I'm all in favor of earth-friendly building techniques. More things should be built out of bamboo and hemp.

Here's a site listing 101 uses for hemp.

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