June 12 – Learn about the versatile hemp plant

Hemp is not marijuana, and it can be used to build homes, cars and even to build longer lasting human bodies, not to mention protect as clothing.
You can learn all about the virtues of the versatile hemp plant when Angie Richter of The Currant Organic General Store in Parkhill presents a two-hour workshop June 12 at her Main Street store.
Hemp contains no THC (active ingredient in marijuana) but it does contain “all the Omega-3,-6, -7, -9 fatty acids, all the amino acids to make a complete protein, fibre, vitamin, minerals, enzymes,” Richter says, “and it tastes delicious.”
Tickets are $65 and include one pound of hemp seeds, tea sampling and baked goods, and a chance to win prizes at the workshop. To register, call 519-294-1025 or stop by the store.