Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm, located near the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota, is working with the Anishinaabe Agricultural Institute to build a new locally grown economy based on food, energy, and fiber through a new hemp production facility on LaDuke's independent land adjacent to nearby tribal areas.
"Hemp is something that biodegrades back into the earth" explains LaDuke. "For me hemp is part of a return to a thoughtful and mindful way to clothe yourself."
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
The 2018 Farm Bill change in policy making hemp legal in the United States. Allowing for hemp cultivation broadly creates an opening for Native America Tribes to grow a local economy.
Growing hemp regionally provides an opportunity to move away from the extractive practices and paradigms of industrial agriculture. Winona's Hemp can provide a model for others interested in finding alternatives to a petroleum-based economy. As she says "My interest is in an economy that is restorative and regenerative."