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Jul 11

July 11-12 Building With Hemp Workshop

July 11, 2020 - July 12, 2020

$50 – $200

Posted by Katie Poss (Tennessee Hemp Builders Society)

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the many ways the hemp plant can be used in building, as well as get hands on experience with mixing and placing hempcrete into a tiny house that is currently under construction.

We will offer this workshop as a 2-part series where we will invite participants to come back to learn the beautiful art form of plastering. This workshop will be offered at a reduced rate to individuals who sign up in advance for all 4 workshop days. Plaster workshop to be held September 26-27, 2020.

Please note the entire workshop will be hosted in an open-air environment. Social distancing will be enforced, and attendees will be asked to wear a mask when working within 6 feet of each other. Attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Workshop fee does not include food. Bring a cooler with food to cook and share by the campfire – instruments are also welcome and encouraged! Primitive campsites are available for those who would like to stay overnight – bring a tent.

The workshop is led by a team of experienced builders and local industry experts.

  • Will Cafaro – Orenda, LLC
  • Tonya Lewis – Nusachi
  • Jacob Waddell – Hemp Shiv Technologies, USHBA Southeast Regional Leader
  • Katie Poss – MTSU CIM Alum, USHBA Southeast Regional Leader

Day 1

  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast, Arrival, Check-In
  • 9:00am -11:00am – Outdoor Classroom Session, Q&A
  • 11:00am – 11:30am – Walk to Project Site, Safety and PPE, instructions for each work station (mixing, placing, tamping)
  • 11:30am – 12:30 pm – Lunch Break
  • 12:30pm – 4:30pm – Hempcrete Install at Project Site
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00pm – Free Time (Hike the property, ask one of the workshop leaders about how you can incorporate hemp into an upcoming project, help prepare for dinner, set-up your tent)
  • 6:00pm – Dinner, Fire, Explore, Relax

Day 2

  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Hempcrete Install at Project Site
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch (check-in for Project Tour)
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Hempcrete Install, Plaster Demo, Clean-Up (Project Tour and Q&A)

Ticket options (available for purchase via eventbrite)

  • $50     Project Tour and Q&A  1:00-3:00 PM on Sunday, July 12, 2020
  • $200  2-Day Hempcrete Workshop (July 11-12)
  • $350  2-Day Hempcrete Workshop (July 11-12) and 2-Day Plaster Workshop (Sept. 26-27)

We look forward to seeing you at The Ridge in Smithville, TN.


July 11, 2020
July 12, 2020
$50 – $200
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The Ridge in Smithville, TN
The Ridge, 3975 Coconut Ridge Road
Smithville, TN 37166 United States
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