This year in Fryslân, 225 hectares of land will be sown with fibre hemp, which is considerably more than the 60 hectares last year.
Recently, the first pieces of land were sown at Nieuwehorne. The sowing is done by the Dracht company GreenInclusive, which develops and produces sustainable products from natural and local raw materials.
"There, together with partner Kamps De Wild, we fine-tuned and tested our new sowing combination," says Hendrik Roorda of GreenInclusive. "Then the real work started in Lemmer, where we will be growing fiber hemp next year on the development site of De Kompanjon from Drachten."
After sowing, the hemp must grow for 100 days. After harvesting, it remains on the land for a while, and then it can be made into, among other things, insulation mats for the sustainable insulation of homes. "With our products, which we make from natural raw materials, we also prevent the use of fossil raw materials from abroad," says Roorda.
More than twenty locations in Fryslân are growing hemp for fiber this year. In addition to Nieuwehorne it will also be in Tjerkgaast, Oudehaske and Ureterp.