Onda's mission is to heal the people, empower our farmers, and support the regeneration of the Earth.
During the 2019 growing season, the Onda team paid our Oregon farmers a visit to learn more about their Organic, Biodynamic and regenerative farming practices. These traditional farming methods are at the core of what makes Onda products so beneficial for you and the planet.
Learn more below!
“Our Onda oil is a holistic approach to hemp nutrients, and we believe our farming practices need to reflect that same holistic approach. There needs to be this parallel for us. The Biodynamic farm is a self-nourishing organism, just as our products are.” – Stephen Smith, Founder / CEO
We believe in working with the natural systems when it comes to farming and holding onto the natural life force from seed to finished product, providing you with the cleanest possible plant medicine.
Our Dedication to You, Our Farmers, and Our Planet.
We source our hemp from Certified Organic and Biodynamic farms
Casad Family Farms is a Certified Organic farm in Oregon
Hoskins Berry Farm is a Demeter Certified Biodynamic farm in Western Oregon.
Our hemp is cultivated alongside vegetables, herbs, and flowers using regenerative practices.
We are 1% for the Planet members, meaning we give our customers’ dollar further reach by donating 1% of our annual profits to environmentally driven nonprofit organizations.
Sustainability is neutral, regenerative is proactive.
We are actively supporting Certified Organic and Biodynamic farms to help create an alternative path away from conventional commodity farming and corporate industrial agriculture and towards regenerative agriculture, paving the way for a higher standard in the CBD industry. These traditional farming methods are at the core of what makes Onda products so beneficial for you and the planet.
To use the words of one of our farmers, Jim Fullmer,
“Regenerative is a farming system that generates its inputs out of the living dynamic of itself. An organic farm, a biodynamic farm, should be creating natural resources, not depending on it. It is just an interplay between the sun and the Earth.”
The concept of regeneration is to make the land a healthier, more resilient, and productive farm.
From the person to farm to earth, we are inspired by and striving toward being whole, healthy, and vital from within. The concept of “sustainable” just isn’t enough anymore. We are past the point of sustaining on this planet with the way things are going. We need not just neutral existence but proactive and beneficial action and participation from all beings to try to heal the damage to the Earth. Farming that considers the long-term benefits of building soil health and restoring ecosystems may be the best way to address land degradation positively. It has not been the path of least resistance to pursue, but it feels like Onda can be a part of the solution.
What is Biodynamic Farming?
Biodynamic goes Beyond Organic. It is a holistic, ecological approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition rooted in the belief that mother nature is our best teacher when it comes to farming and food production. Introduced by Rudolph Steiner in 1924 in Europe, Biodynamic was the first organic farming program and became the model for Rodale’s subsequent work.
Some core features of biodynamic farming:
Tools for making super high-quality compost, the biodynamic preparations
Without vibrant, living soil we can’t grow healthy plants.
Compost packed with critters, microbes, and humus is the cornerstone of any soil-building program.
Includes highly effective recipes for making compost starters, called the Biodynamic Preparations, which help transform raw manure and scraps into humus-rich solid and liquid composts that naturally stimulate and strengthen soils, plants, and animals.
Tools for restoring life in the water
Water quality is just as important as soil quality when it comes to growing healthy, clean hemp.
Scientific research is proving that water has a fourth phase in addition to liquid, gas, and solid. Water in this 4th phase, known as living water, revitalizes healthy, biological processes the way healthy food does. Your body wants to transform the tap water you drink into the 4th phase, living water.
Biodynamic farming includes an instruction set for turning “flat” liquid water into living water by spinning or stirring the water in a vessel in a forward-backward sequence that reorganizes the structure of the water.
Biodynamic preparations and composts are stirred into this living water to make compost “teas” that soils and plants naturally crave the way your body craves living water and clean, low-processed foods.
Harnessing life forces in the sky
Researchers like Maria and Mathias Thun in Germany demonstrated that celestial conditions could impact healthy plants as soil quality.
Certain light and air quality, even the relative positions of the sun, moon, and stars, and time of day and year can “fertilize” plants the way healthy soils do.
Biodynamic vs. Organic Farming
You can stock your shelves with all the organic products on the market, but that doesn’t mean your consuming healthy, nutrient-rich foods. Just because something is organic, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. There is such a thing as Certified Organic junk food.
When a farm is Biodynamic, it means they are taking it steps further than organic.
How we grow hemp is just as important as how we infuse and handle the flower oils. After all, Onda’s Whole Hemp™ CBD oils are medicinal products that work inside the body, and we feel a great responsibility when endeavoring to create something clean enough to put inside our bodies, and regenerative enough to rebuild our soils.
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