Cannabis Association Receives Over $70,000 to Study and Map ‘Potentially Unique Humboldt County Appellation Regions’
The International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA) is pleased to announce receipt of $72,250.00 to fund the implementation of a Humboldt County Cannabis Appellations Baseline study. The generous grants are from the Watershed Fund ($30,000.00), the Headwaters Fund ($27,250.00), and the Dr. Bronners Family Foundation ($15,000.00).
The research and education project will encompass Humboldt County and will result in the description and mapping of potentially unique Humboldt County appellation regions based on biophysical and geographic characteristics of current and historic cannabis cultivation areas. A portion of the funding will purchase scientific equipment that will uniformly collect climate data, elevation, and temperature on select farms throughout the county. Additional research elements include testing for soil types, soil fertility, and water chemistry. Overlaid upon these mapped biophysical features will be the locations of culturally and historically significant cannabis cultivation areas. The primary objective of the Humboldt County Cannabis Appellations Baseline study is to provide an increased aptitude and preparedness for the County’s cannabis cultivators to compile data and file for a legal recognition under the statewide CalCannabis Appellations Project. All existing and future cannabis license holders will benefit from this effort, as appellations of origin have a vast potential to stimulate tourism in Humboldt County, which can provide an economic boom to the area.
The ICFA will hold community meetings throughout the county to discuss the project, gain input from the community, and identify candidate research farms. The current level of funding covers the cost of establishing eight on-farm research locations that are inclusive and representative of Humboldt’s diverse cannabis cultivation appellations. The ICFA and the research team looks forward to working with Humboldt County’s cannabis farmers and community on this important project, and welcomes additional funding to help support the inclusion of more participation in the Humboldt County Cannabis Appellations Baseline study.
Email [email protected] to be added to the project listserve.
Learn more about and join ICFA at www.icfa.farm.
The ICFA is an inclusive group of cannabis farmers, scientists, and stakeholders working together to promote the unique quality and ecological benefits of sun grown cannabis while preserving the heritage of traditional farming communities. ICFA is honored to receive funds to conduct education and research that support the health of our Humboldt County community at large. Please join us in gratitude for the excellent work done by our donors the Watershed Fund, the Headwaters Fund, and Dr. Bronners Family Foundation.