You’re invited to the 1 Degree Consulting office in McKinleyville to learn about the Canndor Herbarium Project. Founders of the project, Eleanor Kuntz, PhD and Kerin Bentley, PhD will be on hand to discuss the mission and activities of the herbarium and how these activities can benefit the greater cannabis community. The discussion will also explore the topics of varietal standards, appellations, best agricultural practices, cannabis in human health and how the Herbarium itself acts as a springboard into linking and deepening our understanding of these topics.
A herbarium is a collection of dried plant specimens. The Canndor Herbarium pressing party will help facilitate Mother Plant Voucher creation. To participate, bring a bouquet of 3-4 cuttings (or starter clones) of each of your mother plants and/or cultivars that you will be growing this season to the press party. It is very important to label these cuttings prior to arriving at the party. Bring a vessel with you to keep the fresh cuttings in water. Canndor will provide the wood flower presses for you to use at the party to press your own genetics.
Vouchering your mother plants is important because the Voucher Specimens provides your farm with a tangible, permanent record of plant stewardship. Your specimens can be linked to additional information (oral histories, pedigree information, genetic data, etc.), adding context and trackable proof of ownership. Vouchers also help document the biodiversity that you cultivate on your farm and provide referenceable metrics of cultivation quality.
The Canndor Herbarium Pressing Party is scheduled for May 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the 1 Degree Consulting office located at 1580 Nursery Road, Suite D in McKinleyville. Call 707.890.6600 for more information. This is a free event provided by Humboldt Green and Canndor.