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Sowing Seeds of Hope & Healing

28-02-2016
Hemporium is helping to supply hemp nutrition to Yiza Ekhaya soup kitchen in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa. Won’t you help too?

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Dreaming of a Green Xmas?

01-12-2015

Discover more about the Trial of the Plant – the court case which could lead to legal hemp in SA. Learn about hemp developments in Malawi, and read a testimonial from a customer who has had great success using CBD in treating a condition known as syringomyelia.
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Clearing confusion over “Hemp Oil” and Hemp Seed Oil

Have you seen the recent reports stating “hemp oil cures cancer”?

Due to increasing promotion of “hemp oil” as a cancer cure, Hemporium has been swamped with requests for this oil. However, the cure known as hemp oil is incorrectly named and this creates confusion, so we would like to shed some light on the issue.

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Hemporium sponsors Global Wheeling

From the Archive: 08-06-2012

Hemporium sponsors Global Wheeling

Globalwheeling is the brainchild of South African Solo Adventurer, Kayden Kleinhans, Environmental Activist and Founder of the initiative, a South African registered NGO and platform for environmental change.

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The difference between Price and Cost

From the Archive: 04-06-2012

For anyone involved in eco-business, the question “but why is it so expensive?” would have been one heard all too often.
If you apply the triple bottom line philosophy, the business practise that evaluates People, Planet and Profit impacts before making decisions, you would no doubt be sick and tired of being compared on price to those that have no integrity, more…

2nd International Hemp Building Symposium, Spain

From the Archive: 17-06-2011

2nd International Hemp Building Symposium, Granada, Spain 2011

Just over a year and a half since we attended the 1st International Hemp Building Symposium in Ireland, we arrived in the fascinating city of Granada, Southern Spain, for the 2nd Symposium.

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The House that Hemp Built – The finishing stages

From the Archive: 09-03-2011

Well, I know it has been a while since the last update on the Hemp House, but it is because we have been slowly turning it into a Hemp Home.

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The House that Hemp Built – Construction: Hempcrete

From the Archive: 01-12-2010

Once the frame of the building was assembled, the roof sealed and waterproofed, it was time for the next exciting eco-tech part: the casting of the hempcrete walls.

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The House that Hemp Built – Construction Phase 1

From the Archive: 18-11-2010

The House that Hemp Built – Construction Phase 1

As the hemp house is on a fairly steep plot on the mountainside on Noordhoek, we opted to go for a strip foundation using a limited amount of concrete and brickwork to ensure that the house stood on a solid base. We did not throw as slab as the house will be suspended over these foundations.

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The House that Hemp Built – The factory phase

From the Archive: 08-11-2010

The House that Hemp Built – The factory phase

As the house is getting built in a modular fashion, much of the work was done in Perfect Places new factory near Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

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Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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