[Ads-l] hempcrete (2002)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 19 13:16:10 EDT 2021


My news feed had an article from Dwell about hempcrete (https://www.dwell.com/article/the-traveler-cabin-kit-coexist-build-5c3769c4 <https://www.dwell.com/article/the-traveler-cabin-kit-coexist-build-5c3769c4>) dated yesterday.

A New Kit Home Made From Hemp Blocks Starts at $27K
Lucy Wang

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Shortly after developing the nation’s first hemp house on wheels, Coexist Build has launched the Traveler, a DIY cabin made from hempcrete.
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Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempcrete <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempcrete>) has citations for “hempcrete” back to 2005. The word is not in Lexico or Merriam-Webster. The citations for 2000 below are dates provided on webpages. The 2002 date is a book publishing year.  

1. 25 Apr 2000
https://ratical.org/renewables/OglalaHemp.html <https://ratical.org/renewables/OglalaHemp.html>
Oglala Sioux Exercising Sovereignty to Grow Industrial Hemp
Tom Cook

This is presented as a copied email titled "Sioux tribe will defy DEA authority” sent by AgFuture at kih.net

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The house building project has employed eight people, and the Slim Butte LUA intends to market its "Hempcrete" blocks to the building industry.
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2. Apr 2000 - identical to 1 but not dated 
https://tinyurl.com/3387vfpx <https://tinyurl.com/3387vfpx>
Oglala Sioux Tribe Plants Industrial Hemp Crop 
Tom Cook

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The house building project has employed eight people, and the Slim Butte LUA intends to market its "Hempcrete" blocks to the building industry.
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3. 28 Nov 2000 (confirmed by the metadata, though that is no guarantee)
https://tinyurl.com/5ym6tz4m <https://tinyurl.com/5ym6tz4m>
Lakota Indians receive Kentcky [sic] hemp
Admin

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Members built most of a house near Slim Buttes, using “hempcrete” blocks made from Canadian hemp.
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4. The earliest citation I see on Google Books is 2002 (confirmed on WorldCat at https://tinyurl.com/54ysrrby <https://tinyurl.com/54ysrrby>):
https://tinyurl.com/nnnd2pr7 <https://tinyurl.com/nnnd2pr7>
The Winona LaDuke Reader
Winona LaDuke

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Hemp can be transformed into everything from insulation to something like the “hempcrete” building already constructed at Slim Buttes on Pine Ridge.
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5. LaDuke has an earlier article with a nearly identical citation that was written on 19 Sep 2001 but updated in 2018:
https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-case-for-hemp <https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-case-for-hemp>
The case for hemp
Winona LaDuke 

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Hemp can be transformed into everything from insulation to something like the 'hempcrete' building constructed at Slim Buttes on Pine Ridge.
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Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA


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