Hemp, Versatile & Vital to Our Environment

Ever heard of "phytoremediation"? It reveals hemp as a key contributor to Earth Day! Earth Day reminds us of the need to protect the Earth's natural resources for future generations. One of the Earth's vital natural resources is soil, and through cultivating hemp, soil's condition can actually improve.

Hemp can detoxify the soil: Phytoremediation is the process of hemp plants detoxifying the soil and removing harmful chemicals that may be present due to industrial or agricultural activities. This is just one way that hemp plays a role in Earth Day.

Hemp can remove carbon from the atmosphere: Another example is hemp's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere by storing it in the soil. This process can help mitigate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Hemp can improve soil structure: Furthermore, hemp plants can also improve soil structure, and when used as cover crops, they can help build soil organic matter and improve soil fertility.

Hemp can prevent erosion: Trying to prevent our soil from washing away after heavy rainfall or windstorms can be difficult; herein lies another restorative contribution from hemp. Stronger soil structure and increased soil organic matter can help prevent soil from washing away.

Hemp plays a vital role in helping us protect so many components of our Earth's environment.