WILLOW CREEK CANNABIS ALLIANCE
MEET THE FARMERS
How did you get started in cannabis?
We’ve been cultivating cannabis for 14 years, but our love of farming was developed during our college years at Evergreen State College in Washington.
You cultivate sun-grown and you’re passionate about sustainability. Can you tell us more?
Yes! We practice regenerative farming, for example, we can implement cover crops between the beds and after harvest, replenishing nitrogen and organic matter. We grow our crops in native soils, only amended with compost, peat and rice hulls. We’ve also set up a tank system to catch water in the winter and store water from our licensed stream diversions.
What are the most rewarding aspects of your work?
Beyond farming, there’s also so many opportunities for recreation. We love skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding, we connect with people who spend their time in nature and live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Tell us about the skate ramp on your farm.
I really believe that having a space where we can recreate on the farm and stretch out the body is so important. It’s a great way for our kids to build self-confidence. Everyone promotes everyone else, whether they’re learning a new trick or striving to improve. It’s such a positive community activity.