Industrial Hemp for Healthy Homes Masterclass

Tools used in building hemp construction material.

Class Dates

April 14, 2023

Meeting Days

Friday 3 PM -5 PM


Old Pueblo Hemp Co. (NW Tucson)



Course Instructor(s)

In this masterclass, attendees will explore sustainable, non-toxic, higher performing building materials such as: 

  • Hempwood & Hempwool
  • Insulation Hemp 
  • Rebar Hemp 
  • Lime Construction & Lime Plaster

Attendees will have the opportunity to get their hands on these innovative materials and learn about the most sustainable building material available. Attendees will also learn about the design, build, and efficiency of hemp homes. 

The instructor, Micaela Machado, is a licensed General Contractor specializing in hemp construction and other sustainable building efforts. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in Sculpture, a business minor from Eller, and a master's degree in Landscape Architecture. After working for many years as a sculptor, Micaela’s passion for sustainable design led her to discover hemp-lime construction. The instructor will lead this masterclass with a strong commitment to providing education for the future of hemp-lime construction in Arizona. She believes that the only way for people to see and understand this new building practice is to experience it for themselves. 

*NEW* We also offer a MasterClass Architecture & Sustainability Series Bundle. Enroll in all three courses (Tucson Green Infrastructure, Adobe Oven Design & Construction and Industrial Hemp For Healthy Homes Masterclasses) for a discounted rate. This option is available when registering. This course is limited to 25 participants. 

Course Format

Masterclasses are a new feature of the SBS Community Classroom Program. Masterclasses are taught by an expert instructor as a one-time workshop-style class. The class will be interactive according to the subject matter and students will get the opportunity for Q&A with the instructor(s).

Readings and Syllabus

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered in-person at the instructor's workstation in NW Tucson.


Online registration for this course will open December 7, 2022 at 10 AM. After registration, participants will receive a receipt of registration. Subsequently, participants will receive class instructions 1-2 weeks before the start of the course.


Refunds are available. They must be requested at least 48 hours before the start of the class. Individuals who register for the Masterclass bundle and need to arrange for cancelation and/or refund, please contact Stephanie Noriega at sends e-mail). A $10 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.