Hemp Grounds: The Wonder Plant | Installation

Written by Antoinette Marie Johnson on October 6, 2019

The oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st-century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.

Cohere created an exhibit called Hemp Grounds: The Wonder Plant – a first-of-its-kind collaborative exhibit that brings together hemp influencers of Pennsylvania. Produced in partnership with cutting edge organizations who are growing, farming and producing hemp as a sustainable substance. Hemp Grounds is an effort to tell the story of how influential this wonder plant is to our historical and future design economy. Learn why this plant can help reverse climate change, transition conventional farmers to organic, and become a replacement for some of the most non-biodegradable substances so that you too might ask yourself “what can I do with hemp?”.

Our exhibit highlighted some of the most influential people in industrial hemp for our future built-environments and design projects by – Coexist, Hemphouseonwheels, Americhanvre, Judy Wicks, and more.

Hemp can be used in a magnitude of ways if we decide to take advantage of its diversity and help to save the future of our crops and sustainable design. We are looking forward to opening the conversation to collaborating with others on using hemp as a material in projects whether that be in the built-environement, menus, food or other products.