Industrial Hemp

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, our guests discuss hemp, how its grown, the versatility of the crop and how it's may be useful to you.


Our Podcast Guests Include

Josh Wilder is the video producer and designer for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Josh lives in Southwestern Wisconsin, enjoys good food, wooded nature trails, and creatures both large and small.


Frances Tacy was raised in Nashville, TN. Frances has spent many years learning by adventure. She has a graduate degree in Education and taught school for 6 years. She worked in Pharmaceuticals for over a decade. Her nickname was the “hippie in high heels.” Eventually, she followed her dreams to the farm. She has attended, participated in and taught at Organic Growers School for years among many other farming conventions. Frances has shared pieces of her journey on homestead hustle and on the MOTHER EARTH NEWS youtube channel! She invites you to visit Franny’s Farm where dreams come true!


Vanessa King is a sustainability consultant for small to medium size companies across the globe. She works diligently to encourage and facilitate the design and development of sustainable business practices within their organization.

She has served as the first Sustainability Manager for the Biltmore Company in Asheville, NC. Vanessa is a Certified Renewable Energy Manager, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Development and a Master’s of Science Degree in Sustainability Studies. She has extensive experience in the hospitality industry, bringing a unique perspective to sustainability as it relates to travel, tourism, and land/business management. Today, she likes to spend her free time traveling and working on her family farm.

Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

Hemp Bound

The Resurgence of Growing Hemp for Industrial Use

Growing Hemp as a Money Making Crop

Hemp Seeds as Nutrition for Humans

Using Hemp in Construction

Artificial Environments and the Proliferation of Industrial Hemp

Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Crop is Back in American Soil


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