On Saturday the 14th of December, Youthlink had the opportunity to discover the culture of hemp and all its uses through a workshop co-created with Hemp Planet, a unit of Auroville.
The full-day workshop was busy around using hemp products such as Oil, Flour and Seeds to witness and participate in their slow transformation into pasta, cheese and "Hemp burgers" for a delicious lunch! While the cooking went on, another space had been set up for participants to learn to strip hemp plants and manufacture ropes out of them.
This workshop, lead by Tom and Sasi from Hemp Planet, gathered around 10 people from YouthLink's members and friends. It was really pleasant to spend the day learning new (or rediscovering old! ) ways of cooking, building, and most importantly increasing our understanding of all the possibilities which can be done out of this curious, unknown and polemical plant that is Hemp.
A big thank you to Hemp Planet, we fully intend to go further in this exploration with them and deepen our understanding around solutions that hemp can bring!