In our first Hemp Homeschool lesson, Katie gives us an overview of the hemp plant.
A few highlights from today’s video:
- The plant in the video is a female hemp plant
- Hemp is in the same family as hops and mulberry trees.
- Clusters of leaves on hemp plants will always be an odd number.
- Hemp is referred to as the “buffalo of plants” because, historically, buffalo hunters had a use for all parts of the buffalo and nothing was wasted. Similarly, all parts of the hemp plant have a use so nothing is ever wasted!
~Review this graphic on the various uses of the parts of the hemp plant.
~Watch the video Hemp Harvest at Kentucky Hemp Works
~For more advanced students, we suggest this article about 4H students growing hemp in the 1940s.