Updated: Jan 17, 2019
On Friday, May 6, 2016 Kentucky Hempsters joined Sarah Sutherland at Historic Locust Grove in Louisville to plant the second hemp demonstration plot on the property.
Last year, Locust Grove planted the first crop in Jefferson County since before prohibition. This year, the crop will return as an educational tool for the community. Kentucky Hempsters' parent company, United Hemp Industries, will facilitate this project by donating seeds. Kentucky Hempsters will also be hosting a number of event with Locust Grove throughout the season in order to educate visitors about industrial hemp and the emerging industry here in Kentucky and across the United States.
Check out our collaborative events at Locust Grove coming up this season:
May 13-14, 2016
Locust Grove Gardeners' Fair - Kentucky Hempsters will show off the newly planted hemp plants at the Locust Grove Gardeners' Fair on May 13th and 14th. Join us at 2:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday as we discuss the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program and our hemp heritage.
June 8, 2016
Hemp History Week Celebration - Join Kentucky Hempsters at Locust Grove to celebrate Hemp History Week with a small ceremony and gathering on June 8. There will be a ribbon cutting for the second hemp crop at Locust Grove and a discussion about the past, present and future of hemp.
August 7, 2016
Locust Grove Hemp Festival - Learn about the past, present, and future of hemp cultivation for fiber, fuel, and food. Demonstration of hemp growing, “braking”, and spinning, children’s activities, speakers and a Q&A session. Enjoy hemp-based foods at the Hemp Cafe, shop for hemp products from our vendors. Watch the films Hemp for Victory (WWII) and Bringing it Home.