MEET ONDA // THE REGENERATIVE HEMP & HERB CO.
Onda exists to heal the people, empower our farmers, and support the regeneration of the Earth. We believe in working with natural ecosystems when it comes to farming and bottling our oils; holding onto the vital life force from seed to sale to provide our community the cleanest possible plant medicine.
We are actively supporting certified Organic and Biodynamic® farms in an effort to create an alternative path away from conventional commodity farming and corporate industrial agriculture, towards holistic land management and regenerative agriculture. We are members of 1% for the Planet, and donate a portion of our sales to the Savory Institute and Kiss the Ground.
As a company in an ever-evolving industry, we feel it’s our responsibility to create and lead with a strong set of standards. It’s these intentions that allow us to be your trusted source for plant-based wellness.
MEET STEPHEN SMITH // CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER
Growing up in North Carolina in an active family Stephen spent most of his developmental days outside exploring his grandmother's farm, the woods, streams, and lakes of this bio-diversified Southern landscape.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Colorado while exploring the Rocky Mountains. It was a five-month solo motorcycle adventure through South America that piqued Stephen’s interest in farming, grape growing, and wine-making. This ultimately led him to get his hands dirty working for boutique wineries and vineyards in Napa, California, arguably the wine mecca of the world.
By 2012, Stephen found his next job back in Colorado to work as the Director of Business Development for the first Organic distillery in the US and first Biodynamic® farm in Colorado. Experiencing half a year on this 90,000-acre cattle ranch opened Stephen's eyes to large scale holistic land management, animal husbandry, and agricultural and economic diversification.
Stephen's fascination with hemp goes back over 20 years when he wrote his high school research paper on the many uses of hemp. "My mind was blown by how dynamic this crop is and by the strange fact that hemp is not being used for building materials, medicines, food, fiber and more. This truly feels like my life's work. Time to bring hemp back." This is Onda.