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Join us for an opportunity to build and train with an innovative ecological building system called hempcrete: a mixture of the woody core of the hemp stalk, lime and water. Spend 2 1/2 days learning how to design, mix and form hempcrete for a home built at Fable Farm. This hands-on workshop will be taught by an experienced hempcrete builder with 20 + years of professional industry experience.


  • Continues the hempcrete phase of construction for a 22' x 42' house built at Fable Farm. Workshops will include lecture time designated for attendees to learn about the theory and design principals of hempcrete technology. The majority of the workshop will be hands-on, mixing and forming hempcrete walls. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation throughout the working day, as well as during group lunches. Workshops will go on rain or shine.
  • This is the 2nd of 3 workshops we’ll be hosting. You can find info on the 1st and 3rd workshops here:

Walls 1:

Roof +:

Why Build With Hempcrete?
  • Breathable Wall System
  • High Quality indoor Air
  • Regulates Humidity + Temperature
  • Fire, Mold and Pest Resistant
  • Good Insulation and Thermal Mass
  • Sequesters CO2 from Atmosphere
  • Adaptable to all Climates
As a renewable building material, hempcrete is an incredible asset for the people and environment of Vermont and beyond. Building with hempcrete fosters healthy homes and contributes to a sustainable local economy. We're excited and grateful for this opportunity to build a hempcrete home in Vermont!


We're grateful for the generous contributions from our local business sponsors and fellow hemp advocates. Check out the good work they are up to here:

Z Botanicals

Hempfully Green

White River Growpro

Heady Vermont


  • $464 For 2 1/2 days of formal hands-on training including two lunches
  • Camping available on the farm


  • 8:30 am — 5:30 pm Monday and Tuesday with lunch
  • 8:00 am — 12 pm Wednesday


  • Vegetarian lunch provided Monday and Tuesday
  • Workshop attendants will be responsible for all other meals


  • Car and tent camping available on the farm
  • Silver Lake Campground 5 minutes down the road
  • Local accommodations in Barnard, Bethel, Woodstock, Royalton/ So. Royalton


We have a few open positions for extended stay internships for the complete hempcrete buildout. Interested candidates would be required to pay for the cost of one workshop + an accommodation fee which would vary depending on whether intern chooses to camp or be put up in-house. Email for more information.


[email protected]


Be sure to check out our website to purchase tickets to our next workshops here.


All event photos are courtesy of Starseed Creative who hosted a hempcrete workshop in California for the construction of their beautiful round house.

You can find them HERE

Venue Information

Fable Farm
1525 Royalton Turnpike
Barnard, VT 05031
(802) 234-5288

Organizer Information

Fable Farm

1525 Royalton Turnpike
Barnard, VT 05068
(802) 234-5288

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Jon Piana
(802) 234-8546
[email protected]