US (NY): Using regenerative farming techniques to bring life to cannabis and local soil

Hudson Cannabis has seen great success in its two priorities: meeting a New York state cannabis market in bloom and doing so in an Earth-conscious manner. "Oh, look at all these worms, and it's so warm in there," said Freya Dobson. She climbed on top of what was a compost pile of hemp stalks, now turned into new Earth that sustains.

"It smells good," Dobson said. "It's like you'd want to live in here. Look at all this life, which is a sign that your soil, like, has all the kind of nutrients that you need to grow plants in it." Hudson Cannabis isn't your average farm. Dobson and her siblings are taking the regenerative properties that come with growing hemp and cannabis to repair exhausted soil.

"When you drive across this country, you see a lot of devastated farmland, open fields," said Dobson. "Here, you see a field that is covered in different perennial grasses," Dobson said.

The Hudson Cannabis team has deliberately done the opposite, and proof of their success is on the land they walk every day. "You put a thumb in there, and you say, oh, it stays and it doesn't fall apart. That's a sign you have healthy living soil," Dobson said triumphantly.


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