First Nation Hemp Development
HempStone, LLC has been building with hempcrete since 2018, and we have been principally involved in the construction of seven New England homes, and have consulted on dozens of other hempcrete buildings throughout the US. Our clients include forward-thinking environmental activists and First Nations communities looking to develop sustainable housing and economic development programs for their communities.
Forward thinking communities such as the Lower Sioux of Minnesota are using hemp as an economic strategy to create vertically integrated hemp development projects at home – offering a new commodity product to local farmers while providing new and improved housing options for their people.
HempStone and the Lower Sioux Community would like to share the presentation stage, presenting on the current state of hempcrete, complete with images of projects around the world, a portfolio of HempStone’s US work, and a look inside the planning and development of the vertically integrated plan by the Lower Sioux to help their community plan for the next seven generations.
Jennifer MartinPartner at HempStone
Jennifer is a sustainable architecture design/builder with 25+ years of experience in low-carbon natural building and high-performance green construction. As a partner at HempStone, she serves as Catalyst to advocate for carbon-beneficial material use throughout the building assembly. Jennifer spent over a decade helping grow Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage into a viable demonstration of sustainable and cooperative living. At Dancing Rabbit, Jennifer served on Village Land Use and Building Planning committees while working alongside passionate and committed folks to develop residential and community-scale sustainable architecture. Based in New England, HempStone provides full-service hempcrete and lime plaster design and construction services and supports the development of a carbon-beneficial construction industry as Regional Leaders of the US Hemp Building Association. She also teaches hempcrete and lime plaster at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont and travels extensively throughout the US to work with First Nations Communities and building construction companies.