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HEMP BUILDING

WITH STEVE ALLIN

discover the power of hemp as a construction material

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO

with AN additional bonus module: hemp in nutrition by daisy booth

For bookings, contact: heatherm@aura-soma-academy.net

One of the largest biodynamic farms in the UK, Shire Farm is delighted to co-host this 
residential course in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Steve Allin's world famous three day Hemp Building Courses have inspired many 
people to go on to establish the system in their regions.

This course includes theory and practice to give participants an opportunity to 
understand how the material works and the economics of the process of installation 

Students will have a chance to get hands-on experience with frame building, 
hempcrete installation, shuttering design and hemp plastering.

Popular with people from many strands of the construction industry, Steve’s courses 
have been attended by architects, builders, interior designers, students and many 
other people interested in finding solutions to energy and environmental problems 
using hemp.

The course takes place over 4 days, on Shire Farm itself, where we grow our own 
hemp under license, beginning with an afternoon on the benefits on Hemp in Nutrition.

21-24 AUGUST 2017

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The course runs over 4 days and is inclusive of accommodation, and meals. 
You will be staying at the beautiful residential centre ‘Dev Aura’, which is 
expertly run by Shire Farm’s sister company, The Aura-Soma Academy.
Dev Aura is set among beautiful gardens and offers a delicious range of 

vegetarian dishes created each day from produce grown biodynamically in 
the garden and farm.

a practical introduction to hemp building with steve allin

For bookings, contact: heatherm@aura-soma-academy.net

Course Information:

Location:

Dev Aura is located in the village 
of Tetford, in the heart of the 
Lincolnshire Wolds.

Address details: 
 
Dev Aura, Little London, Tetford, 
Lincolnshire, LN9 6QL

Each morning transport will be provided to take you to the Demeter 
registered, biodynamic, Shire Farm, in nearby Hagworthingham, where the 
practical elements of the course will be held.

Pricing:

The course costs £540 inc. VAT and is inclusive of accommodation, 
meals and transport to and from Shire Farm. For all booking enquiries, 
please contact Heather - heatherm@aura-soma-academy.net

Lunch at Dev Aura

Dev Aura and gardens

The Heart Pond at Shire Farm

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a practical introduction to hemp building with steve allin

Course Timetable:

Day 1:  

1400 - 1800

1400   

Nutrition talk with Daisy Booth, including details of the omega ratios,   

 

 

properties and benefits of hemp seeds and how to include hemp in a   

  balanced 

diet.

1500   

Practical hemp food making demonstration, including options such as:  

 

 

Hemp seed milk demo, Hemp seed burger, Hemp oil dressing.

1600   

Hemp protein smoothie taster and tea break.

1700   

Optional Yoga class (1 hour)

1900   

Supper is served, including some of the afternoon’s  delicious creations.

Day 2:  

0930 - 1630 

 

(Break at 1100 & Lunch at 1300) 

0930  

Background information on Hemp as a crop. Origins of the system    

 

 

Background to application around the world.

1 1 3 0    

Timber frame and Shuttering system. Details of how them materials    

 

 

work and how they are incorporated into a building. 

1400   

Preparation of Hempcrete. Mixing practice. Application of Lime mortar  

 

 

and first lift of Hempcrete.

Day 3:  

0930 - 1630 

 

(Break at 1100 & Lunch at 1300) 

ALL    

Practical demonstration and Hands on experience of Timber frame and 

DAY   

installation of Hempcrete in walls. 

For bookings, contact: heatherm@aura-soma-academy.net

Day 4:  

0930 - 1630 

 

(Break at 1100 & Lunch at 1300) 

ALL    

Casting Light weight Hempcrete to top of roof. 

DAY
 

 

Hemp Plaster Mixing & Application

 

 

Lightweight Hempcrete infill in roof 

 
 

 

Hemp plaster mixing and application.

 

 

Conclusion & Testing