Winterization Workshops

By | Education

Dirty Business Soil and Northcoast Horticulture Supply will be teaming up for two Winterization Workshops during October and November. We will be discussing why harvest time is considered to be the beginning of your next cycle. Winter is a time to increase organic matter and microbes in your soil, along with optimizing your pH and removing most, if not all of the salt build-up. You can bring a soil sample in to any NHS location to have it analyzed for salts and current nutrient levels – we can help with getting your soil optimized for spring! Winterization components such as compost, cover crops, straw mulching, and compost tea will also be discussed in detail. Preparing your garden and farm for Spring will help build a healthier soil and help reduce erosion, pests & disease! Register at nhs-hydroponics.com/events.

October Winterization Workshop

Location: Eureka NHS 852 W. Wabash Avenue

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 1:00 to 3:00

Cost: $25.00

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November Winterization Workshop

Location: NHS – Fortuna Feed 126 Dinsmore Drive

Date: Saturday, November 10th

Time: 1:00 to 3:00

Cost: $25.00

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  • Preps production areas for the following cycle by resting and rejuvenating with OM, Microbes, and ground cover.
  • Optimize pH and removes salt build-up: liming and leaching.
  • Soil health builder – nutrient retention, biology, N-fixing, humus building.
  • Erosion reduction.
  • Pest and disease reduction.
  • Ecological and economic principles/benefits.

WINTERIZATION

Compost

Cover Crop

Cardboard – If sheet mulching.

Straw Mulch

Compost Tea Applications – as much as you want, even none if you are low tech or lazy or whatever the reason – you will still get benefits from simply sheet mulching and getting compost in there.

Liming Agents – need a pH measurement to know how much liming agent is needed.

 

Joe Knows – Cannabis Events

By | Consulting

Joe Knows cannabis events! On this week’s episode of Joe Knows, Joe Moran of 1 Degree Consulting talks about the approval of Assembly Bill 2020 which allows for temporary cannabis events to be held at public or private venues in California upon approval of local jurisdiction. This is HUGE news for Humboldt Green Events to be able to bring back Cannifest to Humboldt in 2019. Joining Joe this week is a very special guest, Steve Gieder. Tune in each week on Facebook and Instagram @1DegreeConsulting for Joe Knows segments about the cannabis community and industry. #YesWeCann 

Joe Knows – New or Existing Commercial Cannabis Applications

By | Consulting

Joe Moran of 1 Degree Consulting talks about the second version of the Humboldt County Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance on this week’s episode of Joe Knows and how applications are still open and folks can apply. Contact 1 Degree Consulting at 707.890.6600 or email us at 1D@GoHumboldtGreen.com for more information about new cannabis applications and how we can help you on the pathway to compliancy.

Joe Knows – Fire Prevention & Protection For Cannabis Farms

By | Consulting

California has seen some of the worst wild land fires in history this year. On this week’s segment of Joe Knows, Joe Moran of 1 Degree Consulting talks about fire safety challenges cannabis farms face and the steps that should be taken to protect your business investment.

Many farms are located up in the hills and susceptible to wild land fires. It’s extremely important to have 100 feet of defensible space around your crop and structures.  You want to make sure to have fire protection water storage tanks on site with a capacity of at least 2,500 gallons clearly marked as fire water. We recommend to contact Northcoast Horticulture Supply for water tank storage. Storing water on your farm can make all the difference when there’s a raging wild land fire and rescue teams can’t make it out to your property.

For cannabis farms located way out in the hills, it is important to register your address with Humboldt Alert so that you can be notified of any fire evacuations in your area and also to have your address on file with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office and CalFire so that they can find and rescue you if there should be a safety incident.

If your property is in a State Responsibility Areas (SRA) Fire Safety zone which means CalFire would respond to your emergency, you must adhere to SRA Regulations including availability for emergency vehicle access, signing and building numbering, private water supply reserves for emergency fire use and vegetation modification.

For more information about fire prevention and protection for cannabis farms, contact the 1 Degree Consulting office at 707.890.6600. We’re happy to set up a meeting to discuss fire safety and other ways we can help your cannabis business.

 

Humboldt County CalCannabis Appellations Project Public Workshop

By | Events

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be holding a CalCannabis Appellations Project Public Workshop in Humboldt County on Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sequoia Conference Center, Room B located at 901 Myrtle Avenue in Eureka.

The CDFA is looking for feedback from the cannabis community to help establish a framework for the CalCannabis Appellations Project. You can attend the workshop and share your suggestions. Your feedback will help to establish appellations of practices, standards and varieties applicable in a specific geographic region in California.

Visit the CalCannabis website for more information about the Appellations Project.

Joe Knows –

By | Consulting

What is the RRR Program and why is it important to you as a Cannabis Farmer? On this week’s episode of Joe Knows, Joe Moran of 1 Degree Consulting talks about the RRR Program within the Humboldt County Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance which allows for an existing cultivation site to be Retired, Remediated and Relocated to a different qualifying parcel. For more information about the different options you have and how we can help, call the 1 Degree Consulting office at 707.890.6600.

Call It Cannabis

By | Education, Media

Steve Gieder, Executive Director of Humboldt Green helped encourage California politicians to start using the term cannabis instead of marijuana. Back in 2015, Gavin Newsome the Lieutenant Governor of California traveled to Garberville with the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy to hold a public forum to hear from the Emerald Triangle Farmers directly. Steve stepped up to the microphone to educate and convince the visiting politicians to stop using the derogatory term marijuana and to start calling the healing plant cannabis instead.

In the past three years, we’ve seen a healthy transition in the media and with our California politicians towards using the term cannabis. Steve and Humboldt Green are proud to help foster this positive change in our industry.

Joe Knows Cannabis Consulting

Joe Knows – County Permits & State Licensing

By | Consulting

This week’s topic for Joe Knows, Joe Moran General Manager of 1 Degree Consulting empowered by Humboldt Green discusses the importance of finishing your local permit and your temporary annual license. Interim Humboldt County Permits are set to expire on September 30th. The problem with the expiration date is that some Farmers are not going to be done harvesting by then. You MUST be active in your application process and show that your paperwork is in motion. Some folks need to follow up with road evaluation reports, biology surveys, security plans and other types of reports. The 1 Degree Consulting team can help you complete all of the necessary paperwork and help secure your final County permit. State temporary licenses are also set to expire soon. It helps to streamline things if you’ve got everything in order for your County permit first and then you can ease on into your State Annual License. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. The 1 Degree Consulting team can help you get there! Don’t let your temp applications fall by the wayside during harvest season. Give the 1 Degree Consulting office a call at 707.890.6600.

Joe Knows Cannabis Consulting

Joe Knows – Abatement Letters

By | Consulting

This week’s topic for Joe Knows, Joe Moran General Manager of 1 Degree Consulting empowered by Humboldt Green discusses the Abatement Letters that were sent out by the County of Humboldt to landowners. The notices order the recipients to correct or remedy violations within 10 calendar days or risk fines of $10,000 per day. Many of the notices are based upon images of greenhouses with the assumption that cannabis cultivation is occurring. You have the right to challenge these assumptions. If you feel you received an Abatement Letter in error, the 1 Degree Consulting team can help you challenge the County. Give the 1 Degree Consulting team a call at 707.890.6600.

Joe Knows – 1 Degree Consulting

By | Consulting, Media

Joe Knows Cannabis ConsultingWho is Joe and what does he know? Joe Moran, General Manager of 1 Degree Consulting a division of Humboldt Green®, is part of the Humboldt County cannabis brain trust. Growing cannabis has been Joe’s passion for almost three decades and he cultivated under Prop 215 for many years. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Planning. Joe’s education in rural environment land use was instrumental in his efforts to organize large-scale music and cannabis events and festivals since the early 1990’s. Joe has been an integral part of planning and permitting for events such as Reggae on the River, Reggae Rising, HempFest West, Humboldt Garden Expo, Cannifest, the Yes We Cann Parade & Hullabaloo and many other local cannabis events.

Living in Humboldt, studying environmental planning as well as being part of the cannabis culture and industry has led Joe to a unique position as a cannabis consultant. As part of the cannabis community for almost thirty years, Joe has a solid understanding of the historical pathway to legalization in California. Joe and the 1 Degree Consulting team understand how current policies and regulations drive consulting projects and take pride in assisting many clients in securing their local permits and State licensing. He has combined his education, experience and passions to help build bridges to compliancy for the cannabis community.

The pathway to legalization can be tricky and difficult to understand with changing regulations and the overall evolution of the cannabis industry. Many applicants have voiced that it’s hard to keep up with the latest cannabis news and how that applies to cannabis companies moving out of the darkness and into the light, we understand those concerns and are actively gathering the info that our community needs. So, where are you going to turn to get legit and up to date cannabis facts and information? Joe knows!

Tune into 1 Degree Consulting’s “Joe Knows” each week for all the latest cannabis industry regulation news. Joe will be providing information and helpful updates to the cannabis community about local issues in cities and the County such as building permits, agency review, dealing with neighbors and more. He’ll also be sharing highlighted information from CalCannabis, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and the Bureau of Cannabis Control. Some hot topics include State temporary licenses expiring, mixing Adult and Medical products in addition to Industry issues such as the use of industrial hemp in CBD food products and supply chain challenges.

Catch Joe Moran’s “Joe Knows” segments each week about cannabis compliancy on Facebook Live, 1 Degree Consulting’s Instagram and right here on the Humboldt Green Culture Blog.

Interested in cannabis consulting services? Contact 1 Degree Consulting for a Phase Zero or Advanced Discovery Meeting and let us help guide you through the regulatory landscape and navigate the pathway to compliancy. Call 707.890.6600 or email us at 1D@GoHumboldtGreen.com. Our office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and we are located at 1580 Nursery Way, Suite D McKinleyville, CA 95519.