Bringing It Home

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Booker, Linda, and Johnson, Blaire. Bringing It Home. Pittsboro: Brooke/Green Hope Productions, 2013. HD, 52 min.

A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback—although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes thousands of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. […] BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2013 Bullfrog Films, Inc. Trailer used with permission.

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Further readings: 
  • Carus, Michael. "Fourth International Hemp Conference: Hemp Industry on a Global Course of Expansion." Journal of Industrial Hemp 12, no. 2 (2007): 89-95.
  • Hopkins, James F. A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1951.
  • Small, E. and Marcus, D. "Hemp: A new crop with new uses for North America." In Trends in new crops and new uses, edited by J. Janick, and A. Whipkey, 284-326. Alexandria: ASHS Press, 2002.
  • Yudelson, Jerry. The Green Building Revolution. New York: Island Press, 2008.