HempenRoad Dispatch #3, Jan. 1997

Mailing List #3

Early January 1997

Good day ‘eh

This is a broadcast e.mail update on the production of The Hempen Road Film Project.

More complete info is available at the Giggling Piglet Durable Goods Co-Op WWW page. Take a few minutes to check it out. Enjoy.

The Hempen Road is a documentary film about the contemporary commercial uses of industrial hemp and is currently in production along the west coast of North America.

Last message told of our succesful filming journey to Victoria, B.C., since then we’ve made it up to Seattle and down to Eugene for good times and great footage.

In Seattle we met with David and David of Earth Goods in their Beemis building loft (BTW what is it with guys named dave in the hemp biz? go figure).

Then Rob Jungman of Manastash, first at the store, then took a visit to the factory to talk with the garment workers.

Next we visited Cory at the Fremont Hemp Co.in Fremont, center of the universe (wait I thought that was Moab?)

After that, we visited the whole gang of folks at Universial Hemp’s new Belltown Hempery. We strolled down to Pike Place market with hemp info and cameras in tow and explored all around the waterfront for some nice shots of a nice looking harbor.

Next up was Eugene. We stayed in a great Yurt hut in Florence (famous for sand) on the way down.

We pulled into Living Seed Oil Company the next morning to meet Hungry Bear Todd Dolatto and his colleagues who are collectively doing some interesting work with oils and foods.

Next day I took a break as some dreadful virus reared its vengence in my guts.

The intrepid crew carried on with help from a friend and talked with hemp vendors at the public market then on to meet Carolyn & Harry of Living Tree Paper and Talking Leaves magazine.

Bruce at Sow Much Hemp filled up the rest of the afternoon and later he and Deidre got me feeling healthy again.

Due to the storm that spanked us hard, we missed Portland on NYE for the OCTA fundraiser gig but we’ll make it down next weekend to catch up with some more Oregon industrialists.

After that Bellingham, Wa for textiles, sweaters and snowboarding. Then off to the promised land, Vancouver.

Well, all for now, more info on the web page.

Hey, hope you all made it out alright through this storm. It was cold, wet, miserable and dark. Think nature is telling us something?

take care all,

dave.o

Contact me,Dave,uncleweed@olywa.net.

Or Eiji, the filmaker,eiji@olywa.net,

with any questions comments, concerns or happy thoughts. . .

Whatcha think?