Canadian car manufacturers have developed an electric vehicle with a body made from hemp fiber.
Tradical Hempcrete, a concrete-like substance made from hemp and lime, is used in two Asheville, North Carolina, homes.
This is the story of how I learned to make yucca rope.
California’s Proposition 19, which would make it legal for adults to possess and grow marijuana, could also bring back industrial hemp, a multibillion dollar industry, to the United States.
Will harvesting hemp aid in the American green collar jobs movement? Products made from hemp grown in Canada, China and Eastern Europe (where it’s legal) amounted to $300 million in annual retail sales in North America last year. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains hemp's appeal.
Celebrate hemp, one of Mother Nature's most useful plants, during Hemp History Week. This versatile, multi-purpose plant has a rich history in the United States. Unfortunately, it's now illegal to grow it here.
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
If you’re looking for a durable option to protect your new house or building, consider fiber cement siding. Here’s a short video with tips on cutting it for installation.
A diet rich in fiber really can make you feel better.
CRAiLAR, a new fiber made from hemp stalks, could revolutionize the sustainable fabrics industry by bringing down the cost of organic textiles.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
Uruguay has authorized industrial hemp cultivation on an experimental basis. The South American country’s officials want to know how the crop responds to Uruguayan soil and its productive capacities before authorizing nationwide cultivation.
The DEA spends more than $10 million to eradicate "ditchweed"--the remaining stalks of heirloom hemp that were protected by the military and considered a national treasure during World War II.
Janice Spaulding teaches goat husbandry both at her farm in Maine, and around the country with her "Goat School."
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how hemp, a renewable resource, can aid in building zero-carbon homes.
Farmers in northern Michigan urge county officials to support hemp farming.
A new Facebook group, “I Want to Grow Hemp Like George Washington,” connects supporters of hemp reform and lets them share their views on hemp production in the United States.
Oregon becomes the sixth state to make hemp legal to produce, trade and possess.
MAX's bodywork continues, as Jack modifies the race car nose to fit over the Kubota engine.
More progress on MAX's streamlined body, using a laser to make curved body parts fit on a flat frame.
We're modifying the Lola race car's nose to fit MAX's chassis. The first step is cutting the nose down the middle so we can move the fenders apart a few more inches, which will let us steer enough for parking and other normal street activities.
A primer on fiberglass mold making and molding fiberglass parts, using MAX's nose parts (hood and bubble) as examples.
Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
To protest the ban on hemp farming, six hemp activists symbolically planted hemp seeds on the lawn of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
A naturally absorbent fiber, hemp could help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
A bill that would make hemp production legal in California would create jobs and opportunities in the financially strapped state.
Researchers at the University of Bath are all set to test the efficiency of the HemPod, a building made from a hemp-lime composite.
From backyard chickens to hemp grown in the U.S.A., Natural Home readers were concerned with a wide variety of interests in 2009. These 10 issues top the list.
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, Omega-3, vitamins and minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
Jack has dismantled MAX's body and is making molds from the body parts, so other MAX-like car builders won't have to duplicate his work.
By making a pattern and a mold, we can now reproduce rear fenders as needed.
You can use items you find in your pantry like powdered drink mix, Jell-O and food coloring to make a beautiful dyed skein of yarn.
Shortages and soaring cotton prices have prompted U.S. farmers to plant more cotton and less food. Hemp is much more versatile and less resource-intensive to grow. Unfortunately, outdated U.S. laws prohibit its production.
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.
One of the favorite events among attendees to the Puyallup MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR was investigative author Doug Fine’s Hemp Bound talk. Here are his thoughts on why hemp matters so much, a belief that was translated into a passionate and funny workshop.
Marley Audio Electronics collection, which debuted last week, showcases premium, eco-conscious manufacturing and materials, including hemp.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.