Trace Material Podcast: Season 1

The Natural Building Omnivore

We’ve been talking a lot about Hemp and Lime building in the American market lately. But, other countries grow hemp too, right? And they have been growing hemp for longer?

In this episode, we talk to Chris Magwood, who is our neighbor to the North about the sustainable building industry in Canada. Chris has been building with HempLime since the late nineties when hemp was first legalized in Canada (his home country). He talks to us about the industry’s successes and struggles and what he hopes for the future. But…we don’t just talk about hemp, Chris is a natural building omnivore and you’ll never be able to guess the other plants he uses to build houses!

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