Carbon Sequestration: How We Capture Carbon Using Hemp to Create Healthy Fertile Soil on the Plains

Updated: Apr 3

Did you know that hemp is the number one carbon sequestering plant on earth? This is important because carbon gives soil it’s fertility. Out here on the plains of Northern Colorado, the soil is pretty hard to farm in. It has a lot of clay, and it is not very fertile. In order to produce crops, farmers need to add synthetic fertilizers. These synthetic fertilizers can cause a lot of issues in the gut microbiome. Issues in the gut or ‘Leaky Gut’, can be linked to weakened immune system, depression, mal-nutrition, spectrum disorders issues and emotional dis regulation.

Here at Heartland Farms, we take pride in our sustainable three prong approach to farming! We use only natural fertilizer (animal manure and composted organic matter like mushroom compost). We don’t use pesticides on our plants either! We allow beneficial insects and mother nature to work synergistically to create the perfect soil ecosystem! We crop rotate using hemp as our carbon accumulator and we don’t till our soil. Let me explain how our model works!