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Hempcrete and Natural Building Workshop with Dion Lefebvre - August 3-5, 2019

Have you been hearing all the buzz about Hempcrete and wondering how the heck you can get your hands into this incredibly natural, sustainable, and versatile building material? Well then, you've definitely come to the right place!

Dion Lefebvre of 8th Fire Innovations ( will be leading this unique offering right here at the Ringing Cedars River Sanctuary in Parkland County AB. Dion is a provincial pioneer in natural building, with over seven years in hemp technology development and six years in hempcrete construction. Trust me, you're learning from the best!

In this dynamic workshop, we will be balancing Natural Building theory with practical hands-on building. Our project for the weekend is a Fire Pit Surround utilizing Hempcrete, cord wood and incorporating glass bottles into the design.


10am to 4pm each day

**Note that you are welcome to stay over Saturday and Sunday evening if bringing your own tent. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly. If choosing to stay over, there will be an additional cost of $50 to cover food for dinner and breakfast.


$350 +gst for the full weekend experience


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Dion was born and raised in northern Alberta with a family history of farming and business. Dion is a past presenter for the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) Alberta Hub, Growth Alberta, and an active member of the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA).

He is the innovator behind Alberta's first Hempcrete home, and the world's first portable hemp house. The "micro project" is a prototype to showcase the potential of industrial hemp as a biomass solution to sustainable development in North America. Corporate interests in Western Canada are modeling from his innovative designs, and industry sees new potential in hemp technology solutions.

Dion continues to coordinate efforts with industry associations, first nations groups, government, and post secondary schools. He has hosted workshop events and education platforms throughout Western Canada, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his humanitarian efforts.

He looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with you as he continues to stoke the 8th Fire!