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Wed, 27 Oct


Stroud Brewery & Taphouse

Farming hemp to save the planet + Brewery tour

Find out about the high-value fibre, food and oil products of the hemp plant in our first hemp seminar, held at Stroud Brewery.

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Farming hemp to save the planet + Brewery tour
Farming hemp to save the planet + Brewery tour

Time & Location

27 Oct 2021, 16:00 – 18:30

Stroud Brewery & Taphouse, Kingfisher Business Park, Thrupp, Stroud, GL5 2BY

About the Event

Hemp is a versatile crop that priduces high-value fibre, food and oil. Find out how it can be integrated into a regenerative agricultural system at the first GREAT seminar, given by an agronomist from Hempen, based at the Hardwick Estate, Oxon.

Joe McGahan is the visionary founder of the farm-to-fork hemp and CBD co-operative, Hempen.

Before working in hemp agronomy around the UK and internationally, Joe worked at Kew Gardens and Tolhurst Organics. Hempen supports growers to diversify into hemp production with a specialist focus on organic and regenerative agriculture.

In this talk Joe will discuss the myriad ecological and business benefits of growing hemp as well as the unique practical challenges of growing 'the miracle crop'. Bring your hemp questions on soil building, biodiverstity, licensing and how it will fit into your rotation.

The event will be preceded for a tour of Stroud Brewery - learn about their brewing process and their certified organic UK hops and barley suppliers, and have a chance to taste their hemp beer. 

The bar will be open throughout, so you can enjoy their full range of tasty beers. In-person tickets include a light snack, and tea or coffee.

The GREAT Project is funding the in-person event, so it is free to those farming in Gloucestershire (£10 deposit refunded on attendance), or £11 otherwise.

The live-stream is free to anyone.


4pm: Brewery tour by Greg Pilley, brewery founder (not live-streamed)

5pm: Hemp agronomy seminar + Q&A


  • In person - GLOS-BASED DEPOSIT

    To discourage no-shows, we are charging a £10 deposit to those farming in Gloucestershire. Those who attend will have it refunded in full. If you do not farm in Gloucestershire, please select a different ticket type.

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  • In person - NON-GLOS

    This ticket is for those attending in-person who do not farm in Gloucestershire. If you farm elsewhere, or do not farm at all, this is the ticket for you.

    +£0.28 service fee
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  • Online - ALL WELCOME

    This ticket is for those registering to watch the seminar live online. It's open to anyone. You will only be able to watch the event online if you register beforehand. Online participants will be able to use the chat box to give comments and ask questions. They will not be able to speak live.

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