Functional Mushroom Advocates at Umbo See a Bright Future for Healing
By Elizabeth Lunt
The road to next month’s Mushroom Summit has been a long one for Jake Plummer and Del Jolly, who, with business partner and former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, own functional mushroom company Umbo.
Plummer, the former Denver Broncos quarterback, says his interest in nature as medicine comes from his mother, who believed in holistic healing and bequeathed him a healthy skepticism about Western medicine. Those lessons came back to him as an adult as he confronted a constant stream of pills and quick fixes for his football injuries. “It was take this now, mask this pain, get back on the field,” Plummer recalls.
Motivated by His Love for the Hoodie, Gen Z Entrepreneur Chooses Hemp
Miles Lazar, the founder of Airetage, is betting on the staple clothing item of his generation made from sustainable fabric. He spoke to
By Elizabeth Lunt
How did your career lead you to hemp?
My curiosity started in high school in 2016/17, when I was trying to figure out what path to take before college. I took an incubator course where you come up with business ideas and then choose the best one and go through the development process.
I got the idea because, every morning, I would walk outside at like 6:30 a.m. with just a hoodie on, against my mother’s wishes. She wanted me to wear a jacket. When I was researching business ideas for the class, I decided to try to make the best hoodie. I literally typed in “what is the best material for a hoodie?” and hemp was an option. My family was eco-minded and sustainability minded, so I looked into the benefits of the fiber and decided to use it in my hoodie.,
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It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by Permatours.org, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME
The Mushroom Summit: Cultivating the Future of Functional Mushrooms, June 19-20, 2023, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. The event is co-located with Psychedelic Science 2023.
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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit https://www.facebook.com/hempireua/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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