California Soil
November 1, 2020
Agriculture | Verda Hemp Brokers

A Soil as Good as It Gets

Deep in California, between the Tehachapi Mountains and the Cascade Range, lies one of the most fertile regions in America. It’s 250 various crops are estimated at a value of $17 billion per year, it supplies 8% of U.S. agricultural output, and nearly 20% of America’s groundwater is pumped right into its aquifers. It produces everything from cotton, tomatoes, and hay to citrus, tree fruits, vegetables, and wine grapes. It is one of the most notable structural depressions in the world and its name is the Central Valley. 

What makes Central Valley soil so Fertile? 

The Central Valley of California is formed by two smaller valley’s known as the San Joaquin Valley in the South and the Sacramento Valley in the North. Also known as, “San Joaquin” soil, Central Valley soil is defined as a Class 1 soil, meaning that it has the least limitations of all other soils. This lack of limitations allows for wider use than other soils, meaning more plentiful crop yields. For San Joaquin soil, climate and temperature are vital components in regards to its fertility. These yields are supported by the more than ideal temperature, which experiences a 25-degree temperature swing from day into night. The Valley is also supported by cool winters and summer heat, offering a wide variety of growing options for farmers both big and small during seasonal changes. 

Location is Everything 

While temperature and climate are massive contributing factors to the fertility of San Joaquin, it’s really the placement of the Valley that contributes the most to its large crop yields. And when it comes to placement, it doesn’t get any more idealistic than Central Valley. The two smaller valleys that makeup Central Valley meet in the Delta area, which is constructed by the runoff of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers. The Delta Area’s 1,100 miles of rivers offer a major source of freshwater, benefitting many of the region’s agricultural developments. San Joaquin soil is central to America’s agricultural output. The ingredients that not only make up the very meals we eat but the natural and holistic lives that we choose to live are no doubt thanks to Central Valley. So it’s no wonder that just 35 miles south of Central Valley, the offices of Verda Hemp are working hard to provide a better future for natural medicine and holistic life through education, training, farm consulting, and land preparation. 

After seeing the multiple benefits that a wide variety of people have enjoyed from this plant, founders Vince Williamson and Derek Shields were moved to learn more about how they could get involved. With professional experience in contracting, Vince used his resources to obtain the proper permits in the community to find local farmers, farm land, and begin the process. Derek has been growing hemp and working with CBD since 2012. While working with different strains, he found that each one, with its ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes, has it’s own unique healing properties. This is why Verda cultivates a variety of strains to benefit a wide range of symptoms. After suffering from a shoulder injury resulting in a replacement surgery, Vince made the decision to do without prescription pain medication and found that CBD was a successful replacement. He experienced a pain-free healing process during a time that was understood to be a relatively difficult recovery. Post-recovery, Vince’s continued testimony includes pain relief in several pain areas due to previous sports injuries. Both Vince and Derek are inspired to share the healing benefits, profitability, and culture of CBD/Hemp oil through Verda.

Our Mission & Vision

Ultimately, we want to help! Our mission began by educating farmers to grow a profitable and organic CBD crop. We want to empower farmers to grow this crop while bringing prosperity and income back to the agricultural communities in America and directly to the individual farmer. As we are facilitating farmers on how to make money growing the nation’s newest, most lucrative cash crop- we are focused on communication, understanding, and providing products to CBD users. Our vision is to allow farmers to produce CBD while educating the community and the country on the benefits of CBD in the production, the sale, and the usage.

Defining Hemp

Hemp is a natural compound that is compatible with the endocannabinoid system in the human brain. Hemp can provide medicinal benefits without the reverse side effects we experience through prescription drugs. Acting as a natural healer, hemp may be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, act as a sleep and relaxation aid, and provide relief as an anti-inflammatory.