Hands-On Hemp Planting Workshop

June 8-15, 2019 | Hillsboro, WV 

 Hands On Workshop Learning to Plant Hemp!


The Experience

Our first annual hemp planting will be a weeklong experience filled with hands on education, delicious food, nature and plenty of relaxation.

We grew one acre of hemp here at Gesundheit last year and it was a great success. We now want to teach others about hemp cultivation.

While you’re here you will also have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. There are hiking trails, waterfalls, a large pond and lush forest to explore.

All food we eat will be plant based, grown ourselves or sourced locally whenever possible.


Who is invited?

You are! No prior background is required, just concern for the welfare of others and willingness to try things out. Spaces Fill Quick. Register Soon!


General Information

Cost? | Free! Tuition is waived for volunteers for this event!

We are looking for folks interested in learning about hemp cultivation in a hands on environment. Those interested must be capable of manual labor which will include a lot of bending over and sometimes being on hands and knees. We will be working outside in the sun from 9am-5pm with an hour long lunch break. Please bring hats, sunglasses, garden gloves and sunscreen.

Volunteers will be fed lunch and dinner, but are responsible for their own breakfast. Volunteers will be housed in the yurts and are also welcome to camp.

Where? | The program takes place on the Gesundheit Institute’s 320 acres in the rolling hills of Pocahontas County, West Virginia with mountain trails, waterfalls, extensive gardens, and a pond.

Facilities | Gesundheit lays on a pristine tract of farm and mountain land in rural West Virginia. The dacha, with its onion domes and Russian architecture, serves as a residence and meeting place, and has won awards for its unique design.

Meeting Spaces | Gesundheit Institute offers many unique meeting spaces and classrooms. There are quiet spaces for meditation or study and large rooms to house workshops and classes.

Accommodations | You will be staying in one of the many beautiful structures here at Gesundheit. Accommodations are in dormitory-style group settings. Folks will be arranged in rooms in a first come, first serve basis. If you require special accommodations please contact us. There is also the option to camp for a reduced tuition price ($50 discount). All amenities included.

There are laundry machines at Gesundheit that you can use. We offer very slow WIFI (cannot download, cannot use skype, sorry!). However, just down the road at the Hillsboro Library is speedy internet if you need it.

Clean sheets and towels are provided.

Travel | We encourage traveling by car and car pooling unless if you have to come by train or plane. Please plan on meeting us in West Virginia on the morning of June 8, 2019. You can plan to leave on the evening of June 15, 2019.

⇒ Gesundheit staff will only shuttle people to and from the train station in White Sulphur Springs, WV and the airport in Lewisburg, WV on Friday, June 8th and Sunday, June 15th only.


How Do I Apply?

Registration form: Please take a moment to fill out the registration form. We are only accepting 20 participants and we suggest you submit your application as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. Register Now ->

Questions ?

If you have any questions, please contact
Holly Bradley at ontheland@patchadams.org

Patch Adams MD & Gesundheit Institute, P.O. Box 307, Urbana, IL 61803

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