Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The image left is from a field harvest early August, 2006 in Essex. The chartreuse stems, a bit lighter than most hemp varieties, are a trait of the Chameleon variety, which this is. Grown mainly for fibre, it reaches 8 feet in height.
On the 17th of August The Hemp Shop is hosting a signing of Hemp for Victory: History and Qualities of the World's Most Useful Plant, at which details of this harvest and the future UK hemp industry will be discussed. This will take place at noon, all are welcome. Address: 19 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UP. Tel: 01273 818 047. URL:
On Friday, 18th August, at 8pm Resonance FM will broadcast an a show devoted to hemp, including author Kenyon Gibson and an interview with Free Rob, a hemp activist at the Big Green Gathering. This will be on the air at 104.4 FM, or on the net at
Future events include a signing at Housmans bookshop on 7 September, 6:30 pm and a press party on 14th September at 11 am, to be held at the Prince of Wales theater in Leicester Square.
Earlier that week, on 12 September, BioRegional, which was the agency resposible for hemp harvest in Essex, will be hosting an open house at the BedZed Centre in Surrey.
For more information about these and other hemp related events, contact Kenyon at

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