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Cultivation Classic competition comes to Portland on April 30

By Mrs. Nice Guy
Cannabis Daily Record

(This post was originally published on Mrs. Nice Guy’s blog at:

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, along with Cascadia Labs will present the Cultivation Classic on April 30, 2016.

The event and competition will feature speakers and panelists, vendors, interactive exhibits, food carts and more. The main focus is to celebrate and discuss regenerative agriculture, which includes organic growing methods.

The Cultivation Classic will hand out awards to growers who have submitted their soil-grown 2015-2016 harvest entries in six categories.

Cultivation Classic is Oregon’s only cannabis competition for soil-grown flower that’s free of synthetic pesticides, 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.

Awards will be handed out at 5 pm, trophies and photo booth from Oregon’s Finest. Attendees can also expect an interactive & funky science lab from Cascadia Labs, a cannabis constellation genome project from Phylos Bioscience, community art mural by Angie Turner and Casey Judy, curated music, and a lounge area by Drip Ice Cream and Escape Collective. Food and drink will be on-site from PDX SlidersEatin’ AliveDrip Ice CreamJust ChillSuja Juice, and Brew Dr. Kombucha.

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.

Cannabis consumption will be allowed outdoors.

WHEN: Saturday April 30, 2016

WHERE: The North Warehouse

723 N. Tillamook Portland, OR 97227

TIME: 12 pm – 6 pm

TICKETS (21+): $40 (advance)  GET THEM HERE – price will go up to $55 at the door

Ticket purchase includes entry, access to the Cultivation Classic Speaker Series, sampling opportunities, and a donation to nonprofit partners KBOO Radio

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 Mahmood, Green 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 Dodd, Biovortex – 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 Zehring, Tokie 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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