Pot Talk: Sunrise Mountain Farms

Pot Talk: Sunrise Mountain Farms

“Males happen. And yes, those pollinations were unintentional, but Dave from Sunrise Mountain Farms, in Humboldt County, California, calls them “happy accidents” because he appreciates what came out of those crosses.” The all-female patch of Triple Berry cannabis plants grew in the garden. The plants were just doing their thing, reaching for the sun, doing what plants do. The berry-tastic strain was something they got from a friend, someone local. And everything was groovy until…

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Herbs The Word

Herbs The Word

“The people who enjoy pot and make the cannabis culture so diverse come from all walks of life and bring many things to the table.”  There are all kinds of people on pot these days. Thanks to legalization efforts, the herb is revealing inspirational people to the world. People from all over are united together by the power of pot. When it comes to top-of-the-line flowers that have the power, some of the best that…

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The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

The Life and Career of Renowned Horticulturist and Author Jorge Cervantes

“Cannabis is no longer a subculture, it’s pop-culture. It’s an industry worth billions, and as a movement it’s global.” As cannabis normalizes it’s easy to forget about the days when cannabis enthusiasts were outsiders. We’ve come a long way as a culture, movement, and industry. Some, including myself, can’t remember when popular strains didn’t exist. When cannabis was just pot or grass no one knew much about it, let alone how to cultivate it. Weed…

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People on Pot — Woman on Fire — Amber O’Neill

People on Pot — Woman on Fire — Amber O’Neill

Amber O’Neill is a lead farmer at HappyDay Farms in Mendocino County, California, just north of Laytonville. HappyDay is a diverse and beautiful farm with terraced gardens of produce, flowers and cannabis. The revolutionary ranch is built on community and eco-conscious methodologies. And O’Neill is a revolutionary personality — a woman who is taking a stand for her community of small farmers and for her homestead. HappyDay provides cannabis to qualified medical marijuana patients and…

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Rain Grown Cannabis

Rain Grown Cannabis

Rain-grown cannabis represents salmon safe, fish friendly farming, with many other benefits to the watershed and our communities! For plants to grow, air and water need to flow. Soil (and its microbiology) provide a happy medium, and the sun provides photons to power photosynthesis. These elements all come together to form life on earth, the redwood forests, and our farms and gardens. When we harvest rain, we harvest abundance at the time when it is…

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Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

Humboldt’s Finest Cannabis Sativa Vodka

   You may have seen it on international news sources like BuzzFeed, Complex or Mashable, but this Humboldt County original has been a local gem since it’s founding in 2012.    Humboldt Distillery is taking the cannabis community, and the Internet, by storm with the introduction of their newest Cannabis Sativa Vodka. The product, officially released in March 2016, has already caught the world’s attention.    The micro-distillery is the first of its kind on…

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Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Knee surgery last fall had me thinking about pain, true tolerance, and why so many Americans are bent on being anesthetized. In a June 2011 report titled “Relieving Pain in America” the Institute of Medicine states 100 million Americans suffer from some kind of pain at a cost of $635 billion a year. As ABC News reported on January 30, 2012, 80 percent of the world’s pain meds are consumed in the good old U.S….

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Finding Our Way Back to the Garden

Finding Our Way Back to the Garden

What is your good medicine? Fragrant herbs beckon to us with health and well-being. When the sun shines we are called to its warmth. We are hydrated by the coolness of water, and comforted and strengthened by the food we eat. The way we move helps our biological systems to function, and if we are stagnant our bodies tell us by aches, pains, and illness. The things that keep us healthy and alive are simple…

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Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Cut It Short To Grow It Long

Hypothetical situation. You are a hard-working farmer. You are so hard-working that you are in the midst of harvest and planting at the same time. In the midst of slashing scissors, sticky scales, and scrawling salary sums there are potted plants waiting to be put into their homes. The trim crew needs more food, the soil your buddy bought is too low in nitrogen and there are still more holes to dig. The green desert…

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Compost Tea for Victory!

Compost Tea for Victory!

Compost Tea for Victory    “Can you drink it?”  is the question  sometimes asked when promoting it to an unsuspecting third party. The reality is that compost tea is a relatively old farming practice getting a modern makeover. Compost tea recipes range far and wide, and can be tailored to remedy particular health issues or nutrient requirements for plants.   Making excellent compost tea starts with good compost and quality ingredients. When brewing with high…

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