“It allows for people in the cannabis industry to be respected,” said Geider. “I think it is more of a respect thing on some levels. I think there is a lot more confidence in the cannabusiness. With that comes some of these other realistic benefits of being in the legal business.”
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
November Winterization Workshop
Location: NHS – Fortuna Feed 126 Dinsmore Drive
Date: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 to 3:00
- 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.
Cardboard – If sheet mulching.
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! 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.