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Most people think of the desert as a hot and inhospitable place, a region where things can hardly grow and dust consumes all. There is a saying though, with water comes life, and this couldn't be...
Most people think of the desert as a hot and inhospitable place, a region where things can hardly grow and dust consumes all. There is a saying though, with water comes life, and this couldn’t be more true of the Imperial Valley of California. The ranch is nestled on an ancient alluvial flood plain that streams down from the mountains to the west, depositing high-quality loam soil as water made its trek to the Salton Sea. Then in the early 1900s, engineers diverted water from the Colorado River to feed what would become one of the most prolific agricultural regions in the country. These canals now crisscross the desert landscape as crops of all kinds sprout in precise rows between them.
Hemp loves the abundant sun and sandy loam soil on our desert ranch and despite what you may think of the desert, this place is really an oasis, not just for growing bountiful crops, but for millions of migrant birds, local coyotes, mountain lions, and deer. We thought you might like to see this beautiful place (and if you work with us, you can!) so take a minute and enjoy a few photos from this oasis in the desert.