By Becca Inglis, Yahoo News on October 15, 2023
In search of more sustainable ways to build our homes, some architects are turning to a surprising resource — hemp, the sister plant to cannabis, which can be transformed into a material called hempcrete.
What is hempcrete?
Hempcrete is a carbon-negative building material made out of hemp, which is increasingly being used in place of concrete.
The biocomposite material is created from hemp shiv — the woody core of hemp stalks — and mixed with a binder, such as lime powder, and water.
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