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Hemp, Cannabis sativa

Natural Fibres: Hemp - from 2009 International Year of Natural Fibres

About Hemp - from Ecofibres Industries, Well worth exploring

Hemp History

Industrial Hemp - from How Products are Made, explains the difference between fibre hemp and drug hemp plants

Margaret River, Hemp Clothing - facts about Hemp

Hemp Herds as paper making material - from Project Gutenberg, this article was written in 1916 and describes how the material was prepared and carefully tested

A suggested classroom activity is:-

In CONCLUSIONS, the authors considered that hemp hurds could be a good source of fibre compared with what product. What are the advantages?

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