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Hudson Hemp on Regenerative Farming

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In Fall 2018, our team had the opportunity to attend an event in the Hudson Valley with Hudson Hemp. With a mission to cultivate ecosystems that replenish, enhance, and protect the earth’s natural resources for years to come, Hudson Hemp believes that wellness begins with the earth.

 

As an association of farmers located in upstate New York, Hudson Hemp focuses on regenerative agriculture and soil science to cultivate organic sun grown hemp. The farm is focused on education around the power that regenerative farming, believing that agricultural choices are central to the bounty of their harvest — beyond sustainability to a model that nurtures and restores the earth.

Regenerative farming, as explained by Green America, is a “holistic land-management practice that uses the power of photosynthesis in plants to sequester carbon in the soil while improving soil health, crop yields, water resilience, and nutrient density.”

Founded by organic pioneer, J.I. Rodale in 1947, Rodale studied the link between healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people. He developed the concept of regenerative agriculture, theorizing that to preserve and improve our health we must restore and protect the natural health of the soil. Unnatural practices can kill the soil’s vitality, whereas regenerative farming embraces organic agriculture while developing sustainable farming systems that create the highest quality, nutritious food, as well as draw atmospheric carbon dioxide to help reverse the negative impacts of climate change.

It’s also important to note that “organic” farming is not the same as “regenerative” farming. All forms of agriculture, including organic, can become more regenerative. Beginners regenerative practices include using cover crops, reducing tilling, rotating crops, spreading compost, and moving away from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and factory farming.

Hudson Hemp is leading the way in regenerative farming while educating on the benefits of even starting in your own personal garden! Explore their farm below for some farming inspiration (#farmspiration?).

For more experiences focused on learning, check out Hudson Hemp at the events below, or online.

An 8 Course Dinner In a 300-Year-Old Stone House
Date: January 26, 6:30-9:30
Where: 7 Miles to Kingston, 506N Marbletown Road, Kingston, NY 12401
See details here

Hothouse: Flowers and Cannabis
Culture with Broccoli Magazine

Date: Sunday, February 3, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Where: MoMA PS1
See details here.

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