A Family Affair...
We are closing down the shop here soon on this first season of MEND and so it is with great pleasure that we bring you one of the final installments of this romp through the history, fields & families & glimpse into the future of this, our beloved culture & county.
In this episode, we sat down with Joshua & Sadie - She - a second-generation cannabis grower - who started down the same path as her urban-dwelling parents back in the day - even using their ballasts and scale when she first got started on her path in Humboldt’s indoor scene over 17 years ago. And he - an East-coast transplant brought to this life by his love of cannabis, the land on which he lives and cultivates &, well, the love of a good woman, as well.
You’ll hear the story of their own relationship to the plant unfolding.
From moving to the smaller, more secretive world of indoor into the free-range world of sun-grown, small-scale outdoor.
The beautiful life they’ve been able to carve out for themselves and their three children working with this plant and the abundance it’s provided them.
On what it means to finally step out of the shadows after all these years and claim cannabis cultivation as a legitimate path & profession.
On raising their children in a no-bullshit zone & how cannabis has actually sewn the seeds to start the conversation around Morality, Civic Involvement & Civil Disobedience - good & early.
And how they’re equipping themselves for the fight they know they have ahead to survive. To compete. To stay afloat, relevant & maintain the beautiful way of life they’ve cultivated through the years.
And the magic 5th element inside all of this - they see as crucial to every small farmer’s survival in this swiftly-shifting landscape we are in.
At the end of the day, it comes back to this.
The rich way of life that is unique this region - and to the caretakers of this plant.
We are reminded, one again, that this privilege - is THAT.
And if we are to see it continue…
We must all be willing to do what we can to maintain what we’ve been given.
At the end of the day, may these stories remind us… of what exactly we are fighting for.
Help us to keep the faith.
And to do the painstaking work of paving the way forward… for us all.