Hemp Farming in Ireland - Freya Bartels

Hemp Farming in Ireland - Freya Bartels

By Ceara Carney

For the longest time I've wanted to learn about the hemp industry in Ireland, so I reached out to the Hemp Cooperative who suggested I chat to Freya Bartels, a hemp farmer based in Mayo. This is an area I know nothing about so I hope you'll enjoy learning with me! If you're interested in staying up to date with all things hemp farming, you can follow the co-op on Twitter @hempcooperative , Facebook or Instagram @hemp_cooperative_ireland, or support by becoming a member.

[03:40] Getting to know Freya.[07:00] Permaculture, food forests, & community box schemes.[12:55] What hemp is.[15:15] How it’s grown.[18:25] How the carbon sequestration of hemp works.[21:55] The various uses of the varying types of hemp plants.[26:25] What kind of land the crop needs to grow on.[29:45] Uses for hemp in our food industry.[31:05] What is the hemp industry like in Ireland including challenges.[35:00] First thing you’d say to someone interested in farming hemp.[37:00] How can people who aren’t farmers help get hemp onto more acres here?[39:00] How the ‘Misuse of Drugs Act’ is affecting the industry.[45:45] Random Questions!

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