Hemp History Week in Missouri
Statewide Missouri (June 3rd, 2013)—The Missouri Hemp network is proud to announce the 4th annual Hemp History week. From June 3rd through June 9th Americans can embrace the majestic history of Industrial Hemp and praise the path it is taking right now. These celebrations includes free promotions, information packets, and even a viewing of “Bring it Home”.
Steven Wilson had this to say about Hemp History Week, “The Hemp issue has matured and the American people are interested in the discussion now. They are contacting their public servants and demanding answers. Farm sovereignty, Genetically Modified food, and fair trade are now a primary focus for young parents with children.”
Wilson had mentioned that Missouri is not alien to Hemp cultivation. Oliver Anderson started hemp production in 1830 along with partner Samuel Jackson. Eventually Anderson would form Anderson and Gratz, which at their peak, produced 20 tons of Hemp. In one year they shipped 1,700 coils of hemp rope into St Louis.
Missouri Hemp even played a role in the civil war. At the Battle of Lexington, Hemp Bales saved the day as they were used as a shield against enemy fire.
Wilson added, “Hemp is our future because it is our past”.
Hemp History week is being celebrated throughout the state at these locations.
Hemp History Week at the River Hill Elderberry Festival
1013 Park Avenue, Columbia, Missouri, 65201
Webb City Farmers Market
King Jack Park Pavilion, Webb City , Missouri, 64870
133 S. Jefferson, Ava, Missouri, 65608
The Health Store
613 North Walnut, Cameron , Missouri, 64429
Whole Foods Market ST LOUIS
1601 S. Brentwood Blvd., ST LOUIS, Missouri, 63144
Whole Foods Market ST. LOUIS_TOWN and COUNTRY
1160 Town and Country Crossing, TOWN AND COUNTRY, 63017
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Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 04:45 PM | Tags: Agribusiness , Economic Development , Education , Environment , Kansas Cities , Local News , Manufacturing , Missouri Cities , Politics and Public Issues