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Boulder, CO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/31/2017 --First Permitted Hemp Building to be Constructed in Denver in Public Educational Workshop from Sept. 30-Oct. 5 Demonstration to show hemp building is easy, effective and sustainable.

Lefthand Hemp (, a Colorado building company specializing in industrial hemp construction, is hosting a demonstration workshop open to the public on hemp lime construction (hempcrete), an innovative sustainable building method with a low carbon footprint. The workshop will feature the first permitted hemp building in Denver and will take place from Saturday, September 30th to Thursday, October 5th from ( 9am-5pm) in Park Hill of Denver, Colorado.

This historic Colorado educational workshop is appropriate for contractors, building experts, architects, homeowners and sustainability-oriented building and design professionals. Attendees will learn how industrial hemp works as insulation in a 16 X 20 workshop building. Over the period of five days, Left Hand Hemp will teach the basics of hempcrete building using three ingredients: hemp hurd (the inner stalk of the hemp plant), lime, and water.

"Hemp as a natural building material is superior to other insulation materials because it is fireproof, resistant to mold, pests, and weather," said Kelly Thornton, President of Left Hand Hemp. The hemp mixture naturally regulates humidity, temperature and even gets stronger over time.

Supporters of hemp prize the plant for its environmental sustainability. The hemp plant can sequester tons of carbon as it is growing and absorbs CO2 when it's curing in a building. Using hemp for insulation is applicable to both residential and commercial buildings and the easy to work with plant material can replace harsh insulation, drywall and toxic paint.

The hemp construction workshop will be led by the hemp-building team of Kelly Thornton and Alli Cloyd of Left Hand Hemp, with participation by architect Bob Escher principal of Escher Design ( and, Timber Wright Mark Cover, Forbes Road Sawmill & Woodworks, Inc. ( The demonstration is open to the public and costs: $150 per day.

More information about the Hempcrete Building Seminar in Denver is available at

Note to media: Credentialed journalists and photo/video journalists may receive complimentary attendance. To receive a press pass, please contact Alli Cloyd (info below).

Contact: Alli Cloyd
Phone: 937-520-5365