HUMBOLDT GROWER

– the gold standard

HUMBOLDT GROWERS NETWORK: BEHIND THE REDWOOD CURTAIN — April 25, 2015

HUMBOLDT GROWERS NETWORK: BEHIND THE REDWOOD CURTAIN

Northern California’s Lost Coast is a wonderland of rolling hills and ancient forests, steeped in outlaw history. The place is the Bermuda Triangle of the West, shrouded in the mystique of the counter cultural revolution that has taken place here over the last 35 years. Humboldt County growers have set the international gold standard for quality in cannabis production. With  legalization, Humboldt County Network is moved by the same keen sense of urgency, a concern that Humboldt County small farmers, with their exceptional product, will be cut out of the cannabis trade. We are at ground zero. Our reputation is unrivaled. Our local genetics have dominated the world market for over 30 years. But it is all at risk.

We will stand our ground as best we can. As all of us must.

Through a combination of research, interviews and editorials, we are bringing to light issues and offering solutions relevant to cannabis farming in Humboldt County and across the State. Humboldt Growers Network is about offering answers. Humboldt Growers Network wants to foster Humboldt cannabis.

By engaging together, we can support each other. We want Humboldt County’s reputation to continue to dominate the world of cannabis as it has for many years.

defiance

Resist


you may contact us at answers.humboldtgrowers@gmail.com

we encourage readers to remain in strict compliance with municipal, county and state laws and regulations; as well adapting to future, ever-changing applicable laws.

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The season is starting up… — July 6, 2018
Flore down in the Castro… — June 10, 2018

Flore down in the Castro…

There is some confusion over at http://kymkemp.com/2018/06/07/sfs-castro-district-not-sure-if-cannabis-retail-store-featuring-humboldt-county-farmers-is-good-fit/. The commenters are knee jerking – they have not bothered to understand the whole situation.

Let’s start with our local Humboldt County farmers. Both Humboldt Growers Network and Flore want to support those hard working farmers – it is hysteria to think that helping our farmers is equivalent to milking them. Humboldt Growers Network fully intends to bring as much Humboldt pot to market as we can and we have developed a relationship with Flore and we hope it grows. I am an old San Francisco boy and I can’t think of a better clientle to serve than the Castro community and San Francisco. We up here in Humboldt are a natural fit with San Francisco and the Bay Area – hey, its always been the City to us. And why wouldn’t San Francisco want to get its hands on the best cannabis out there – especially when you consider that Humboldt is one of the few places you can get clean, killer pot.

The destroyed lives of innocent children… — June 8, 2018
Ecole… — May 30, 2018

Ecole…

Years ago, maybe 23 years, I took my 11 year old daughter down to Pucon, Chile for a month. We have a small investment in a hostel down there. We were down to backpack and visit the fjords much further to the south.

It was a really great trip. The people were terrific and the town of Pucon was unique. Ecole itself is packed with travelers, mainly South Americans and Europeans – a couple of gringos thrown in. Ecole is very active in the Chilean ecology effort – particularly the Alerce. There is a volcano looking over the town; as we sat on the hostel deck drinking beers in the evenings, we could see the glowing red rim of the thing above us; but there is also a large lake and beach. It was super hot.

Humboldt Growers Network is now bringing Ecole into the fold a little; at least enough to let you know about it. Authenticity is something that we reach out for in all the businesses we work with. Ecole has got this.

We are happy to introduce you to the place. It is a long way off, it really is; but you will never regret the adventure.

Here are a couple of pictures from back then; I will see if I can get some new ones soon.

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A bunch of our friends setting in the Ecole courtyard. That’s me in the white shirt with the glasses. My daughter is next to me.

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Here’s my daughter on her first horse in the Andes.

Orchard house flower garden… — May 6, 2018
Trump… — May 5, 2018
and, we got turkeys… — May 4, 2018

and, we got turkeys…

so, my neighbor has been feeding wildlife close to our property for several years. This is actually illegal; the practice creates artificially expanded wildlife populations. Now we have an overflow. We found these turkey eggs under one of our olive trees today. The hen waddled away with a limp; this must be why we found them in such an unlikely place. Usually we don’t see hide or hair of our turkeys’ eggs. Just plenty of birds. Anyway…

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Pretty things, huh?

And, a turkey egg, asparagus and ham quiche – and it was really good…

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My Wife’s Tools of the Day… — April 21, 2018
2018 Cannabis Bed Preparation… — March 31, 2018

2018 Cannabis Bed Preparation…

so, we had to move our gardens up out of the woods and put them on government “approved” ground – the only ground that would please them was my previous vegetable garden. Here is a sequence of images from bare ground to the finished and planted bed. When we are done, we expect each 25 square feet to produce about a pound and a half.

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And, we ran out of soil; so, we will use beds targeted for the new veggie garden.

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A few name changes… —

A few name changes…

With legalization making our “215 cannabis collective” irrelevant, Humboldt Growers Collective is morphing into Humboldt Growers Network, a distributorship dedicated to serving the Humboldt farmer and bringing Humboldt product to the cannabis consumer. Our new cannabis farm names are Homegrown Farms, Inc., Mazari Farms, Inc., and Flore Farms, Inc.. We will have our nurseries up and running as soon as the County starts granting temporary nursery licenses.

You can continue to use answers.humboldtgrowers@gmail.com to communicate with us.