organic hemp seeds
Nachhaltige Vielfalt

organic hemp seeds

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Adopt 16m² of a hemp field from "Nachhaltige Vielfalt" in Vorau (Oostenrijk) and receive your organic hemp seeds at home. Regina will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you have received your organic hemp seeds and enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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Wat adopteer je?

You adopt 16m² of a hemp field from our farm in Vorau (Oostenrijk). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2015. In addition to these, we have, of course, also developed our own guidelines and values over the years. For example, we make sure that we only use our own products from the closed-loop economy of our farm that then we bring out into the field (for example, for the composition of the soil or to provide the plants with nutrients). The hemp plant is one of the most ingenious pioneer plants. Historically, this plant already played a major role in Persia and China for 12,000 years. It was cultivated in those regions as a grain. The seeds were eaten, and the fibres were used to make clothes. We have been growing the edible hemp plant *Cannabis sativa* for 2 years on our arable land, in order to harvest the hemp nseeds for you. This plant grows almost everywhere, and also contributes to the soil composition as part of our crop rotation and is a valuable cleanser of heavy metals and a supplier of nitrogen. In April, the land is prepared and plowed, and, after this, hemp seeds are grown. Over the summer months, they then grow into an elegant, narrow plant of a good 2 metres in height. A distinction is made between the male plants, which are used for fertilisation and die in August, and the female plants, which are harvested in October with the combine harvester, after which, the hemp seeds are cleaned of the last plant residues and dried. Since only the upper third of the plant is threshed, the rest of the plant remains in the field. This happens over the winter, so that the fibres of the plant become porous and break due to the winter cold. This makes them easier to process further into canvases or insulation panels, which are used for building houses. Due to weekly inspection rounds, we are able to precisely determine the plants' development and the perfect harvest time. The attention we give to this can be noticed in the best quality and taste. We receive countless awards and unique praise for our product and our farming philosophy from our customers.This feedback encourages us to continue to keep doing what we are doing and keep bringing our creations into the world. Each hemp field produces an average of 1.5kg of organic hemp seeds per season.

Wat krijg je?

Each season we will send you a box with: 2 x __organic hemp seeds, unprocessed__ (500g each, in a Kraft paper zip bag) 2 x __organic hemp seeds, hulled __(250g each, in a Kraft paper zip bag) The hemp seeds come from 100% organic cultivation in our fields. Thanks to cleaning with a blower and gentle drying after the harvest, all the important constituents are retained. Natural hemp seeds have a nutty taste and crack easily when chewed. They taste delicious sprinkled over a salad or in muesli for breakfast. The shape of the hulled hemp seeds is softer and is ideal for spreads or homemade hemp milk. They can be kept for a very long time, up to two years, when stored dry and well-sealed in our bags.

Wanneer ontvang je het?

The hemp seed harvest season is in October. The whole field is harvested on the same day. The seeds are then cleaned and hulled, and are then packaged until we can send them to you.

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