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The Hemp Plant
Building With Hemp

This fascinating five day course run by hemp expert Steve Allin, author of the book 'Building with Hemp', is being held at Anam Cré Studio, in County Kerry, Ireland.

The week will consist of an intensive introduction to the materials, method and use of hemp/lime design and construction. The course will cover design and framework aspects of hempbuilding, with an element of hands-on experience in mixing and applying hemp cast walls on site. Hemp plastering, hemp finishes and lime paints will also be covered, as will manufacture of hemp block and hempcrete floorlaying, it will also consist of a visit to view a hemp building in progress.

Included with the course is accommodation, self-service breakfast and light lunch daily at Anam Cré Studio, a beautiful purpose built residential centre nestled in silver birchwoods in Ballygriffin valley, three miles from the heritage town of Kenmare in Co. Kerry, situated on the mouth of the kenmare river estuary. To check out the venue visit

Course dates : Monday 8th to Friday 12th May 2006 , at Anam Cré, Rusheens, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Cost of 5 day Course : 400 EUROS (£ 267) (includes accommodation & breakfast, lunch).

To book email: or write to Steve Allin, Rusheens, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Tel : 00 353 64 41747.
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