ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
As defined by the National Wellness Institute, wellness is “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” At Fort Farms, our commitment to helping you reach your full potential keeps wellness in mind from seed to bottle.
Our vertically-integrated process ensures that our full-spectrum hemp products are sustainably manufactured through every step of production. Our hemp is organically grown, hand-harvested, and processed using pressurized CO2 in our lab on our farm. From start to finish, our products are grown and manufactured by the same people on the same land, within the span of a few miles.
FULL CIRCLE FARMING
After we harvest our hemp, we plow any remaining stalks and plant matter that we do not use for extraction back into our hemp fields. This process of soil amendment improves soil properties like water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration, and structure. By adding organic plant matter back into the soil, the goal is to provide a better environment for the roots of future crops.
Year-round, our property is teeming with wildlife. To protect the habitat that is home to these species, we do not spray insecticides, herbicides, or other harmful chemicals. We manage our 4,500 acres of agricultural and timberland to maintain the native plants and wildflowers that border our hemp fields. The farmland where we grow our hemp is thriving with an excellent insect ecosystem favorable for butterfly and bee activity – playing an important role in increasing biodiversity.
In addition to hemp’s benefits as an oil extract, hemp also offers many different uses that can promote a more sustainable world. Industrial hemp has been proven to absorb more CO2 per acre than most other plants. Carbon Sequestration is the process of absorbing high amounts of carbon through photosynthesis, storing it in the stalk of the plant and its roots. This CO2 is only re-released if the material is composted or burned. The great thing about this process is that through replanting the hemp stalks through soil amendment we can re-absorb this CO2 with every annual crop.
Our environmentally-conscious farming practices are conducive to fostering a healthy environment for plants and wildlife. We strongly believe that it is important that wetlands, woodlands, and other ecosystems are preserved. If these initiatives are important to you–as they are to us–please know that your patronage and support will help in the continual management of these important lands.