Category Archives: Non food crops

Building a hemp and lime dwarf wall for a conservatory by Andrew Ormerod

Having learned, in 2002, about how to mix and use hemp and lime as a breathable material for building walls I decided to use the technique on a dwarf wall underneath a wooden conservatory.   The method and materials were … Continue reading

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Building a biocomposite boat by Andrew OrmerodI

When investigating the use of biobased materials I was interested in getting first hand experience of their merits – partly in relation to application, development and commercialisation of products. I was particularly keen to try a locally marketed UV-cured plant … Continue reading

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