Natural Cannabis

Giving Tree Farms Featured in California Farmer’s Showcase Best of Harvest Box


MENDOCINO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017 – Giving Tree Farms, a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and California Growers Association, has been chosen for the second year in a row as one of 28 cultivators chosen to be featured in Natural Cannabis Company’s new California Farmer’s Showcase Best of Harvest Box. 

The limited-edition Best of Harvest Box includes 28 grams of cannabis from 28 different small farms located throughout Northern California. Included in this collection is Giving Tree Farms’ sungrown cross between Cotton Candy and Shiskaberry, cultivated in a living soil organisms (LSO) environment which produces the maximum genetic potential within the plant.

As with all of Giving Tree Farms’ products, all strains are cared for using only OMRI-listed nutrients and conscientious water conservation methods. 

"We are honored Natural Cannabis included our sungrown strain in the Best of Harvest Box. Our primary focus is on cultivating a well-rounded flower. Our breeding and cultivation efforts strive to release the full genetic potential of the cannabis plant," said Chris Butler, president of Giving Tree Farms, based in the Anderson Valley appellation of Mendocino County, Cali. "At Giving Tree, we believe that the quality of cannabis is beyond the percentage of THC found in the flower."

Butler adds that there's increasing consensus within the field of cannabis research that the benefits of cannabis derived from various cannabinoids working in tandem, known as the "entourage effect," offer a more robust experience. The percentage of THC with the cannabis flower is still widely considered the gold standard of the determining the value. Giving Tree Farms’ chooses to look further than this one indicator of quality. 

The limited-edition California Farmer’s Showcase Best of Harvest Box is available beginning on Nov. 12. 

The California Farmer’s Showcase Best of Harvest Box retails for $190 and will be available at all three Natural Cannabis Company Northern California locations: Oakland Organics, Oakland; OrganiCann, Santa Rosa; and MendoCann, Hopland. 

"The wine industry has their events around harvest and so do we," said Dona Frank, founder and owner of Natural Cannabis Company. "Small farms tend to get overlooked at all these cup events, especially now that so many are tied to corporate interests. We work exclusively with small farms, so we want to recognize their contributions. These farms are growing some of the best cannabis in the world."

A full list of farmers and their products featured in the California Farmer’s Showcase Best of Harvest Box is available online

About Chris Butler
Chris Butler is president of Giving Tree Farms, based out of Mendocino County, California, and Newcleus Nurseries, based out of Portland. He has been a grower in the Emerald Triangle for more than 10 years, initially specializing in high-CBD strains such as ACDC, Harlequin and Canna-Tsu. In 2011, Butler became a contracted cultivator for Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California. 

Butler graduated from Colorado University at Boulder in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in German History. After graduation, he moved to Southern California where he worked in the motion picture industry as a director of photography for movies and commercials, earning awards from the Seattle Film Festival and the Sonoma Film Festival. Butler transitioned to the cannabis industry after discovering its medicinal benefits could help those struggling with addiction. 

About Giving Tree Farms
Giving Tree Farms, based out of Mendocino County, California, has operated farms in Northern California for nearly a decade and is locally permitted in Mendocino County under the 9.31 Ordinance. The company specializes in producing outdoor and greenhouse cultivated strains in a living soil organisms (LSO) environment. All of Giving Tree Farms’ products are lab-tested, locally grown, and produced in small batches. Giving Tree Farms is Clean Green Certified under the 9.31 program and uses CW Analytics for potency, pesticide and microbial testing. Giving Tree Farms has been a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association since 2014, and is also a member of the California Growers Association and the California Cannabis Industry Association. 

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