Tag: Growing Warriors

Kentucky Hemp

Thanks to grants from Patagonia‚Äôs Environmental Grants program and the Blackie Foundation, Fibershed has been in collaboration with various organizations to support the raw plant processing and cloth creation processes for this historic project. On June 1st of 2014, the fields of Eastern Kentucky became the site of a healing return of veterans and an […]

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Harvests from Hemp Heroes

Text and photos by Erin Axelrod. Historical photos courtesy of Kentucky Hemp Museum. An earlier blog post by Ongeleigh Gipson, Kentucky Veterans Cultivate a Hemp Resurgence, discussed the promises of hemp cultivation to employ US veterans, grow a generation of new farmers, and revitalize a cellulose-based alternative to our current resource-intensive fiber industries. During the […]

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Kentucky Veterans Cultivate a Hemp Resurgence

Story by Ongeleigh Underwood of Fibershed Southeast, photos by Megan Hollenbeck. Activists, farmers, and lawmakers gather at a rural farm in Rockcastle county in Eastern Kentucky, some of whom have been working towards the right to plant industrial hemp for decades. All sub-species of the Cannabis plant were made illegal in 1938, and progress to […]

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