John Trudell talks about Industrial Hemp



Hempstead Project Heart’s mission is to create awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people. Through collaborations, arts and music, we work to elevate public consciousness about hemp as a basis for a healthy green economy.

Hempstead Project HEART is proud to be a project of Earth Island Institute.

“Celebrate Love. Celebrate Life.” ~ John Trudell  February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015 

Hempstead Project HEART co-founder John Trudell journeyed to the Spirit World last month, on the morning of December 8, 2015. John was, is and always will be our inspiration and the driving force behind our efforts. He called hemp “Earth Medicine” and this slogan became the crux of our public education initiative at HPH. John traveled the country to inform communities about hemp’s potential to create vibrant, earth friendly, local economies that will nourish our lands and bodies while mitigating climate change. He saw the potential for industrial hemp agriculture to address poverty and dispossession among land-based peoples, particularly famers and Native peoples.  John is no longer with us in physical form, but he is very much at the heart of Hempstead Project HEART. We will continue to grow the work he began.

Our Impact: Hemp Consciousness across California and the USA

Since 2012, HPH has partnered with communities, farmers, musicians, green builders, entrepreneurs, students and sustainability organizations across the country to support hemp initiatives, build the hemp green economy and elevate public consciousness about the urgency to return hemp farming to our state and nation


Looking to host a hemp event or integrate industrial hemp into your event? We can bring our hands-on-hemp exhibit, offer educational workshops, host a DOCUMENTARY film screening of “BRINGING IT HOME: Industrial hemp, healthy houses and a greener future for America,” and bring in speakers involved with the hemp industry. 

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“Our attitude is its time to create an alternative green economy built and designed around hemp. This is going to take an infusion of the energy of clear thinking, common sense and responsibility. We encourage people to look and see for themselves the history, facts, and realities of hemp as a renewable resource. We are asking that people consider re-establishing our ancestral relationship to hemp as a part of our living reality. Use this energy of the past as energy for the future. We encourage anyone interested in the hemp alternative to spread that interest around.” — John Trudell

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