As the leaves start to turn and a gentle chill fills the air, we find ourselves at a bittersweet moment here at Obelisk Farm. The time has come to close our gates for the season and bid farewell to the vibrant days of summer. With hearts full of gratitude and a sense of contentment, we reflect on the moments shared and look ahead to the promise of another year.
Hemp is a versatile and sustainable plant, that has been cultivated for centuries for its myriad uses. One crucial phase in the journey of hemp cultivation is the harvest season, where the fruits of labor reach their peak potential. Join us as we delve into the art and science behind harvesting hemp plants, uncovering the intricate process that brings this remarkable plant from the field to fruition.
As the sun sets on yet another remarkable season, we find ourselves in a reflective mood here at the farm. The time has come to say goodbye to the warmth of summer and welcome the gentle embrace of autumn. With heavy hearts but a deep sense of gratitude, we're thrilled to share our reflections on the past months and extend a special invitation as we approach our closing date of September 12th.
Greetings, fellow hemp enthusiasts and nature lovers! The time has come to spread the word about an event that's set to stir your senses, ignite your curiosity, and leave you with lasting memories. We're thrilled to announce our eagerly awaited Annual Hemp Harvest Event, scheduled for September 3rd. This is not just an event – it's a celebration of nature's bounty, the culmination of hard work, and a vibrant gathering of like-minded souls.
Guess what? The sun is shining, the hemp is growing, and it's time to celebrate summer in a big way! We wanted to do something super special for all of you wonderful folks who've been supporting our hemp farm, so we're throwing an exclusive -30% off Summer Sale just for our amazing patrons on Patreon!
Nestled in the heart of Latgale, our hemp farm is a place where education, exploration, and delightful experiences await! We're excited to unveil our unique hemp tours that go beyond the farm, offering visitors a comprehensive journey through the world of hemp. In this blog post, we invite you to join us as we explore the highlights of our hemp tours, including visits to our hemp school, hemp museum, hemp shop, and the incredible opportunity to taste our exquisite range of hemp products. Get ready for an immersive and enlightening adventure that will leave you inspired and craving for more!
We have some incredible news for our dedicated supporters! As a gesture of appreciation for your support, we are delighted to offer free places at our upcoming Hemp Building Workshop. This unique event aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable construction using hemp. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of this exceptional offer!
In this blog post, we will delve into the world of hemp for building and explore how this versatile plant is paving the way for a greener future.
In our ever-evolving world, it's crucial to embrace sustainable practices that prioritize the well-being of our planet. One area where significant strides are being made is in sustainable construction. At our farm, we are passionate about promoting eco-friendly building methods, and we're thrilled to announce our upcoming Hemp Building Workshop. Join us on a journey that combines innovation, nature, and community, as we explore the incredible potential of hemp as a sustainable building material.
We're very excited to announce that after months of closure, we’re reopening the doors of Obelisk Farm on Monday 15th May. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to the farm, with an improved roof, and new material in the hemp school and hemp museum.
This month, we started renovating our farmhouse and hemp school roof. It has been surprisingly fast (we thought that it would take us much longer, since is Andris doing it by himself but according to him apart from a few difficult parts, everything is going smoothly.
are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to
We are happy to announce the 4th call for applications for the Obelisk Farm traineeship!
Planning to grow hemp? And wondering where to buy certified hemp seeds? We asked the same questions when we started growing hemp. It took us some time to find this information. Since certified hemp seeds are only available for purchase at authorized retailers it can get a bit challenging to find these distributors. But, worry not! We are here to help! We've made a list of seed distributors to help you on your growing journey.
In 2020, we created a hemp map that had the purpose of answering the following question: "where can I find X hemp product/service in Latvia?". This was such an important project for us. Being able to gather all the information together and share it with the world, and really showcase the hemp industry in Latvia. Without any doubt an exciting project!
The map remains
available for download here
We love to experiment with hemp paper. Since the moment we learned how to make it, we've been developing new techniques and now we have finally made a hemp paper that can be printed on. But before jumping into that, here is a bit more information about hemp paper.
We visited the Hanf Museum (Hemp Museum) in Berlin early this year and as we always do, we're going to share some information about this awesome museum and an inside look into our tour. We hope you enjoy it!
As you may know, if you're following us on Instagram or Facebook, in the past few weeks we've been in Berlin participating in International Green Week Berlin aka Internationale Grune Woche Berlin. This is a very unique event and it is considered the biggest trade fair for food, agriculture, and gardening. More than 1600 exhibitors from all over the world and over 400000 visitors! Yes, it was wild! But we loved every second of it! Below we share some of its moments with you.
On 11 August 2022 Regulation (EU) 2022/1393 was published by the European Commission setting maximum levels for delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) in hemp seeds and derived products. The Commission Regulation 2022/1393 of 11 August 2022 amends the Annex to Regulation No 1881/2006 on food contaminants to this effect. The amendment applies since 1 January 2023.
Welcome to our first post of 2023! We're
happy to see you here.
The new year got us thinking about directions, about what's coming up next. Sure, we choose our directions for reasons that may sometimes not be apparent. Sometimes we choose directions because we feel called one way or another. Sometimes we choose them because we’re trying to be the person someone else wants us to be. We've all done that many times in our lives. Picking a direction only because someone pointed it out that way.