Visit Hemp crops, taste Hemp Gin and experience a Hemp home.

The Hemp conference field day Friday 28th February 2020 is a unique opportunity for interstate and international visitors to experience the southwest of Western Australia.

The bus will depart the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle at 6:30am and will return approx. 8:30pm.

Mid morning we will be welcomed at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Manjimup centre by hemp research scientist Shahajahan Miyan and invited to inspect the irrigated crop sown in November 2019.

“Seed for this trial was sourced from the WA Hemp Growers Co-operative, with six seed varieties being examined, originally bred in Canada, China and France,” he said.

Shahajahan Miyan looks over irrigated industrial hemp trials at Manjimup. (©2020 DPIRD)

From Manjimup we travel through the native forests to Nannup, home to the fabled Nannup Tiger, to visit the Total Hemp Co grow at Barrabup Sanctuary home of Glenn Ossy-Orley.

“Given adequate space, sun, water and nutrient the hemp plant can grow wide and bushy as well as tall. The trellis infrastructure provides necessary support for the big plants and in turn we receive a greater yield,” he said.

Glenn Ossy-Orley inspecting the trellised hemp crop May 2019

Complimentary Hemp Gin tasting and lunch is on the menu at Margaret River Distillery followed by a guided tour of distillery.

(lunch is not included in the booking fee)

 

Just south of Margaret River we will be welcomed by Andrea & Holga into their beautiful Hemp home and short term accommodation, Sativa Sanctuary Forest View.

The field day bus tour is proudly presented and hosted by iHempWA. With only 49 tickets available, at just $55 per seat, book early or risk missing out.

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