Cultivation

Beyond Organic

Regenerative, No-Till Agriculture

Our commitment to sustainability and responsibility to our Earth goes beyond the Certified-Organic badge, as not all organic farming methods are sustainable. The cornerstone of our farming practice is the decision to never till our soil.

Tillage, or mechanical soil disruption, is used in conventional agriculture to introduce nutrients, aerate soil, and eradicate weeds. However, this also negatively affects the land by creating compaction layers of soil that cause water runoff, carrying away nutrients and polluting bodies of water. Native worm populations that would otherwise aerate soil and create organic matter for plants to thrive in are wiped out. Mycorrhizal fungal networks are also disrupted, shutting down plant-to-plant communication and transfer of nutrients.

Through our natural and responsible agricultural practices, we aim to:

  • Maintain a healthy soil structure by minimizing erosion (123)
  • Increase biodiversity of microbial, fungal, and plant life (12.)
  • Increase worm populations (123)
  • Reduce water usage for irrigation (12)

Sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices require working with nature rather than against it. We focus on building our soil, increasing biodiversity, and utilizing closed-loops on our farm, practices that recycle native nutrients and organic matter back into the land it was grown from.

Companion Crops

Before we transplant our high-CBD hemp plants into our field, we broadcast a variety of certified-organic seeds. This increases plant biodiversity, that in turn:

  • Converts nitrogen in the atmosphere into a form that is accessible by plants for nutrition
  • Sequesters carbon from CO2, a greenhouse gas, in the air and storing it in the soil
  • Benefits bees, butterflies, and other pollinators by providing a smörgåsbord of nectar and pollen
  • Enables the fungal mycorrhizal network to form over the vast array of roots, facilitating plant-to-plant communication and transfer of nutrients

Korean Natural Farming

A series of agricultural practices developed by Master Cho, Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is a farming philosophy based on culturing and fermenting microbes from your local ecosystem, and then inoculating them into your soil.

Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO) are the core of Korean Natural Farming. We venture into our local undisturbed forests in search of visible mycorrhizal fungi on the forrest floor. We culture the IMO’s onto rice, propagate them in our compost tea brewer, and inoculate our soil with it. This allows us to harness the natural immune system of the forest and utilize it on our farm.

We also harvest fruits, vegetables, and other plants from our gardens and forests to craft Fermented Plant and Fruit Juices that we use in our compost tea recipe as a source of sugar and microbial life.

Organic Compost Tea

We brew an actively-aerated compost tea with compost, KNF inputs, and our Organic Cold-Water Extracted Kelp to feed our soil and support a diverse microbial community above and below the soil that allow our plants to thrive.

Artisanal, From Start to Finish

Once our growing season is complete in early-mid autumn, we harvest by hand, slow-dry, then trim our cannabinoid and terpene-rich hemp flowers.

Our full-spectrum and single-source CBD products are made in-house with a natural, solventless hemp extract.

how we extract