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Willamette Week + Farma, With Cascadia Labs Present: Cultivation Classic

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What’s up my lovely tokers! I wanted to share an upcoming event with you that’s taking place at the end of April.

Portland’s own Willamette Week and Farma, with Cascadia Labs present, Cultivation Classic. This event and competition will feature speakers and panelists, vendors, interactive exhibits, food carts, and more. The main focus of this event is to celebrate and discuss regenerative agriculture, which includes organic growing methods. Cultivation Classic will also be handing out awards from growers who have submitted their soil-grown 2015-2016 harvest entries for 6 of the soil-grown categories.

Cultivation Classic is Oregon’s only cannabis competiton for soil-grown flower free of synthetic pesticdes, herbicides, or mineral salt fertilizer. This will be a flower only competition. All flower must be soil-grown by Oregon Producers, no out of state producers/entries. Flower entries must use organic growing methods, submissions should contain NO mineral salt fertilizer, or synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Absolutely NO edibles or concentrates will be entered or judged. (via)

Categories: Best Outdoor CBD, Best Outdoor THC, Best Outdoor 1:1, Best Greenhouse CBD, Best Greenhouse THC, Best Greenhouse 1:1, Best Indoor CBD, Best Indoor THC, Best Indoor 1:1.

Judges for the event haven’t been announced, but will include: growers, brewers, chefs, bakers, artists, and athletes.

More information about this event will trickle out, so I will update this post with any new information on sponsors, judges, and when tickets go on sale. You can also head to the event page over at WW.

WHEN: Saturday April 30, 2016

WHERE: The North Warehouse 

723 N. Tillamook Portland, OR 97227

TIME: 12 pm – 6 pm

TICKETS (21+): $40 (benefiting KBOO Community Radio and – On Sale 3/23 (will update w/ link)

Cultivation Classic Speakers Include:

Jonathan Page, Ph.D.CEO and president of Anandia Labs – Page, a professor at the University of British Columbia, is the first scientist to sequence the cannabis genome and make significant discoveries about THC biosynthesis.

Robert Clarke, executive director of BioAgronomics Group – Clarke’s travels have led him across Eurasia documenting traditional cannabis production and use. His popular titles include “The Botany and Ecology of Cannabis,” “Marijuana Botany,” “HASHISH!,” and “Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany.”

Shane Young, chemical-free pest management specialist of Natural Enemies – As the owner of Natural Enemies, Young focuses on the use of beneficial insects and helping growers transition from chemical use to biological control, helping eliminate chemical use in crops.

Eric Brandstad, general manager of Forever Flowering  Brandstad is the leading greenhouse- and growing-efficiency expert in the legal cannabis industry. His goal is to help improve efficiency of light dep greenhouses and to educate growers and investors on how plants react in the greenhouse environment.

Eliza + Nick MahmoodGreen Source Gardens – Green Source Gardens is a flower-producing family farm whose top priority is responsible and regenerative agricultural practices. Nick and Eliza run an 80-acre eco-dynamic farm in the foothills of Southern Oregon.

Jesse DoddBiovortex – Dodd is the creator of Biovortex, a living conceptual art piece, utilizing the mediums of gardening, soil building, breeding, photography, writing, imagination, social media, conversions and presentations, with the goal of influencing the cannabis industry in the direction of a profitable and environmentally regenerative future.

Courtney ZehringTokie Farms

Chris Jagger, Blue Fox Ag Services – Jagger leads Blue Fox Ag Services, providing consulting on living soils, systems design, and pest management for organic produce farmers and beyond. Jagger is the founder of Oregon’s Soil Symposium.

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