Eden Project growing hemp

Watch and learn about the many uses of the famous hemp plant.

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Even though our seasonal crop of Cannabis sativa, industrial hemp, contains very little of the drug found in marijuana, we are legally required to have a barrier around it. So we built this fence around it using hemp rope. The fence was created by George Fairhurst.

Hemp has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years and is used to make things like car components, bags, shirts, varnish, canvas sails and ship’s ropes.