We are world leaders in the supply of Hemp Juice and our company mission is to:
Our sister company, Hempire Building Materials made sure all their products are suitable for use in the construction of zero carbon buildings. We use industrial hemp as our main raw material. Cultivating hemp runs parallel with ‘green future objectives’. Hemp requires little to no biocides, improves soil structure and fertility, and also controls erosion. These positive attributes make hemp the ideal break crop for farmers.
Both Kate and Marcus are well known throughout Ireland for their pioneering work with, natural building, permaculture design, water purification and home schooling. They embarked on an exciting journey of discovery and growth back in 1992 when they first left Dublin together to return to Marcus’s native Co. Monaghan. By 1994 they had established a permaculture project and wetland plant nursery and built their first timber framed building with expert help from local carpenters. In May 1997 the began work on their now famous strawbale house. This project took 18 months to finish and they moved in in November 1998 just before the birth of their 3 child. Things weren’t always been easy for the enterprising young couple and juggling work and educating a young family was challenging at times.
Over the years they developed their green field site into a fantastic working example of permaculture in action. They grow much of the family’s food, have gardens, orchards, ponds, polytunnels and wildlife sanctuaries. Things took a bit of a turn for the worst when their first Hemp business collapsed leaving mounting debt and much disappointment. However their faith in Hemp as a fruitful crop never failed and they persevered with a much scaled down version of the Hemp Building business. 2013 saw Kate and Marcus take a brave new step into the juice production world. Being juice and health advocates for many years themselves and also by now experienced hemp growers, this put them in the perfect position to take up the premier role in the Hemp Juice business.
Brian is originally from Inniskeen Co. Monaghan and has been a part of our team here for the last two years. Brian has been involved in many areas within the construction industry and has nearly two decades of experience. Brian has been directly involved in the setting up of several businesses both in the USA and here in Ireland and is currently a director with HEMPIRE Building Materials ltd. Brian also has 16 years experience in the holistic and alternative fields and is a qualified “Jin Shin Jyutsu” practitioner. Brian’s other interests are woodwork, alternative building/technology, health & wellness and a keen interest in discovering simple options for cultivating health and preventing of dis-ease. Pure and simple.
Gordon Mackie is Processing Engineer and hails from the well known Mackie Engineering family famous for their role in the creation of the patents which form the know-how basis for nearly all textile machinery in the world today. Gordon is a textile engineer, pilot and polymath with broad vision and keen business acumen.