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Obelisk Farm at Greenfest Braga '23 with Hemp paper Workshop



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Industrial hemp is present at Greenfest Braga '23, through a workshop on hemp paper, taught by Andris Visnevskis, from Obelisk Farm. The workshop takes place on Saturday afternoon and aims to include hemp in the sustainability plan.

Greenfest Braga '23 is about to start and this year promises an exciting journey towards sustainability, highlighted by a workshop on industrial hemp. Participants will have the special participation of Andris Visnevskis, from Obelisk Farm, a project with Portuguese roots that has its operations center in Latvia. The workshop, which will bring an international touch to the event, aims to promote environmental awareness and the importance of hemp.

Greenfest Braga '23: A Celebration of Sustainability

This event, which takes place at the Tibães Monastery, closes the Sustainability Week of the Municipality of Braga, providing an environment of connection with nature in its vast 40 hectares, full of biodiversity and ecosystems. The Tibães Monastery, with its festive atmosphere and natural surroundings, serves as an inspiring reminder of the need to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

Hemp Paper Workshop: An Opportunity to Learn and Get Inspired

One of the highlights of Greenfest Braga '23 will be the Hemp Paper Workshop, which will offer an in-depth exploration of the multiple facets of industrial hemp. This workshop will be led by Andris Visnevskis from Obelisk Farm, a small family farm dedicated to producing healthy, whole foods from hemp in Latvia.

The Hemp Paper Workshop will feature the following themes:

  • Introduction to Hemp Fibers: Participants will have the opportunity to learn in detail about the hemp plant, its properties and the reasons why it is considered one of the most sustainable raw materials in the world.
  • Presentation and Preparation of Tools and Materials: There will be a training space for concepts relating to the necessary tools and materials involved in the manufacture of hemp paper, from harvesting to the final product.
  • Techniques for Making Hemp Paper From Fibers: Andris Visnevskis will, during the workshop, impart to those present his specialized knowledge on the specific techniques for transforming hemp fibers into high-quality paper.
  • Projects that can be done at home: Workshop participants will gain practical skills to create their own sustainable hemp paper projects at home.

This workshop is suitable for all ages, ensuring that people of all generations can get involved in creating a more sustainable future.

Event Details:

  • Order date: Saturday, September 30th, at 18pm
  • Location: Tibães Monastery, Braga
  • Entrada: Free

Registration must be carried out this link.

TUB ~ Braga Urban Transport Network – Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility offers travel to Greenfest only by 1 euro, return, on line 50. Times and details available here

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