By the end of this 1 day Hemp learning experience, attendees will have an understanding of:
SHARING THE HARVEST
PHIVO ARTEMIDES (FACILITATOR & LECTURER)
Phivo holds a Masters in Urban Studies in Sustainable Energy Efficient Cities. His research was on the viability of hemp agriculture to create bio-composite materials whilst addressing agro-rural socio-economic opportunities in the Eastern Cape.
PLANTING THE SEED
TONY BUDDEN (WELCOME VIDEO)
Tony is considered by many to be the African godfather of hemp having fought for its legalisation for over 20 years. He is a founding partner of Hemporium, South Africa’s premier hemp company. Hemporium has been pioneering the use of industrial cannabis products since 1996 and built Africa’s first Hemp House, which is a recognised WDC 2014 project. We are privileged to have him as a member of Cheeba Cannabis Academy's academic board.
CLARA NOVEL (LECTURER)
Clara is the owner of Swedish Hemp Industries, a consultancy that works with hemp fibers/stems as sustainable fossil-free innovative bio-based materials/applications for different industries. She is a structural and civil engineer, spends her time between Sweden and South Africa where she lives in Gugulethu township. She also plays a key role in the Industrial Hemp Online Conference - Innovation for a Bio-based and Fossil Free Future.
GIVING THE PLANT POTENTIAL
AYANDA BAM (LECTURER)
Ayanda is the Co-Founder of Friends of Hemp South Africa. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the Cannabis consultancy BCubed Consulting. He has worked in Economic Development and Corporate Strategy in over 17 countries and is deeply passionate about sustainability.
GROWING THE SEED
NATIE FERREIRA (LECTURER)
Natie’s (Tamatie - 'Growing Master Growers') 18 years of experience in the green industry as a beautifier, project manager and producer has brought him to the place where horticulture and agriculture meet. He has extensive knowledge and experience of farming and growing Hemp and Cannabis and is a driving force in the industry. He is a founding member and treasurer of the Cannabis Industrial Development Cooperative of the Western Cape (CIDC WC) as well as founding member and chairman of the Association of Compassion (AOC) and runs Tamatie, a company that we have partnered with to teach advanced growing. See our advanced courses: Advanced Grow Workshop and Commercial Cannabis Cultivation