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The Sponsors of The Golden Tarp Awards 2017

This year we decided to do something different with our event. We wanted to step up our efforts to share the incredible quality of cannabis light dep growers bring to the game. We decided that we wanted to share how we judge the world’s best light dep cannabis and we were going to do it by live stream of the actual judging. Our sponsors believe in our vision and we are lucky to have them.

We proudly present the sponsors for The Golden Tarp 2017!


Royal Gold Coco sponsor The Golden Tarp Awards


Royal Gold is the original coco soil company. As the first all coco based soils company in California, and debatably, the United States, Royal Gold has been re-setting the standard for quality, consistency and performance for nearly a decade. Based in Humboldt County, on the gorgeous north coast of California, Royal Gold has had the advantage of extensive research and development, and field testing in a community that demands unparalleled results and service.

Forever Flowering Greenhouses sponsors The Golden Tarp


Founded in sustainability and reduction of carbon footprints FFG supplies only the highest quality products to lower your monthly overhead while ensuring large yields and top quality flowers, vegetables and herbs. Forever Flowering’s engineering is backed by over 40 years of experience and all of our structures meet strict NGMA greenhouse standards. Our professional grade greenhouses are constructed using sturdy designs and can withstand high wind and snow loads. The leaders in light deprivation technology, Forever Flowering Greenhouses specializes in greenhouses, breathable walls and other equipment for year-round greenhouse use.



We are Wonderland Nursery. Humboldt County’s premier dispensary of high quality clones. People come to us not only for quality clones but for the expert advice and industry trend information. We believe that supporting the skilled growers in the region with excellent service means raising the bar even higher for anyone outside of the Emerald Triangle. We are California Proud.

Pure Analytics sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


California’s most trusted cannabis potency and safety testing laboratory. We provide fast, affordable cannabis potency testing and safety screening to the medicinal cannabis community with lab-validated results in an easy-to-understand format. Our unique services drive results in cultivation programs, dispensary-patient interactions and the overall patient experience with comprehensive programs and targeted feedback on your results.


Alta Supply, California cannabis distributor sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


The Northern California Distributor of: Bhang, Skunk Feather, Big Sur, Emerald Heart, House of Jane, Chronic Solutions, Fire King and Pura Vida!

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CannaCraft is a community oriented brand that provides medical cannabis products manufactured in Sonoma County.

Our products meet the highest industry standards for organic cultivation, extraction, product formulation and packaging to ensure patient safety and wellbeing.

Our mission is to make clean, consistent, safe medicine available throughout all of California.

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We test and make recommendations that are in alignment with sustainable, earth friendly practices. DBS does not recommend chemical fertilizer or pest control. We believe that healthy soils grow healthy plant and that holistic preventative measures far outweigh the conventional alternative.

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Cannabis Consulting. Specializing In Maximizing Marijuana Yields, Award Winning Strains, and Innovative Chemical Free Problem Solving. Beyond Organic. ~ 1s Place Emerald Cup 2016 ~ Winner of The Golden Tarp Award ~ Beyond Organic ~ Specialty Strains & Cannabis Consulting

Emerald Cup Logo for Sponsorship


The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

Emerald Family Farms cannabis farms


In an ever-changing market place Emerald Family Farms consists of broad range of master growers, breeders, healers, and farmers. Located in Humboldt County, California, Emerald Family Farms boasts strains like OG Kush and Yeti, which grow up to 15 feet tall in the Northern California sunshine.

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In an ever-changing market place Emerald Family Farms consists of broad range of master growers, breeders, healers, and farmers. Located in Humboldt County, California, Emerald Family Farms boasts strains like OG Kush and Yeti, which grow up to 15 feet tall in the Northern California sunshine.

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ForestScapes L.L.C is a new, young and enthusiastic company to help land managers meet their forestry objectives. We work with local, state and federal governments as well as private landowners to help keep their forest healthy and thriving.

Located in Humboldt and Del Norte County, ForestScapes has strong roots to the area. We are family owned and operated with a strong commitment to forest management.

Forever Honeydew Farms


At Forever Honeydew Farms, everything that we do is done in an ecological and renewable fashion, from the use of solely organic products to powering our farm primarily with solar energy. Pure clean water, rich soil, and love is all we need to grow our premium grade cannabis.

We love what we do and you can tell by the results. Each incremental step of the process is significant to us. We take a hands-on approach with all that we do in order to feel the crucial connection to our most valued treasure, Mother Earth.


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WE BELIEVE IN PASSION COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION. Passion to share authentic California Cannabis Culture. Community responsive by building strong and lasting relationships within our region. Education to remain at the forefront of the industry.

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Green Nation Group stands for creatively utilizing the cannabis plant without limitation of techniques from the past into the FUTURE! We are in the industry since 2010 and we believe this is the only products that care about and support people’s health.

Our goal is to provide the most authentic new medicine for the ones who need it and to make sure our clients are in hands of real people who are responsible for our race in times where corporations are poisoning us and climate change destroys our living environment that we love so much.

We are proud to unite our Green Nation and work together for world consciousness and peace.

Grass Roots Fabric Pots sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Quality, quality, quality.  We take great pride in sewing strong fabric pots out of well-made materials.  To start with, we buy a non-woven BPA-free geotextile fabric from a company in Georgia.  This fabric is UV-resistant and thicker than most imported pots.  Then we purchase our thread from another USA manufacturer – it’s high-tensile, marine bonded thread made to withstand any elements and resist mold/mildew.  Lastly, we bring the materials into our facility in NorCal and super cool people sew them with care.  Our sewers have 13 years of experience and we have extensive quality control to ensure the highest level of quality.  Bam.  100% made in America.

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It is our mission here at The Humboldt Cure to facilitate a safe atmosphere for medical cannabis products. We employ the most innovative technologies, and sustainable practices to ensure outstanding quality and maintaining non-diversion of our medicine.

Humboldt Light Dep vends at The Golden Tarp Awards


Automatic light depo creators, Humboldt Light Dep was founded by an engineer and an artist who have steeped in the Humboldt culture since they were babes. Keep reading to get to know the people with over 30 years of industry knowledge who have created automatic light deprivation systems that: Take the hassle out of pulling tarp, expose your plants to optimal light and allow you to harvest three times a year!

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HIGHSMEN and our staff strive to provide the best naturally breed cannabis strains to the medical marijuana community. Branding and Licensing Cannabis Genetics.

Humboldt Apothecary


Humboldt Apothecary is a women owned and operated business nestled in the redwoods of Humboldt County, California. We have over 25 years experience as herbalists, and we consider the most current research while carefully blending our formulas. We have a commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices and quality ingredients. All of our products are made with love and we truly hope that you enjoy them.

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At Humboldt Brothers, our mission is to help as many people as possible with the highest quality plant-based medicines and through the most sustainable farming practices known. Everything we do is built on dedication to the plant, the community and the environment. The care that goes into our production efforts reflect the compassion we have for our patients and…are always 100% Organic, Sungrown & Pesticide Free.

Humboldt County Growers Alliance sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


The Humboldt County Growers Alliance is a membership-based, not-for-profit trade association for cannabis businesses in Humboldt County. Our members include farmers, manufacturers, distributors, transportation, retail, nurseries and labs. We are supported, in part, by business owners who value Humboldt County’s cannabis industry members.

Humboldt Green sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Who We Are

We are consultants, business owners, business coaches and marketing professionals dedicated to helping small businesses grow their revenue, grow their profits and improve operations. We have many years of experience helping businesses expand and improve the bottom line.

Why We’re Different

We have a huge network of partners we work with so we can often help find the people needed to bridge the gaps in your business. We’re focused on the community and the local economy so we truly care about helping your business succeed.

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Huckleberry Hill Farms

Setting the standard for Humboldt’s fish friendly craft cannabis.

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We are one of the world leaders in up-to-date education about everything cannabis and its applications. E-marketing and branding, business solutions, responsible growing practices and production, as well as the providers of the world’s finest cannabis products. We are here for those seeking relief, the curious newcomer, and for the distinctive connoisseur. Our company is built on the reputation, name and brand of the world famous Emerald Triangle consisting of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. Our “Mom & Pop” micro farmers have protected and preserved this beautiful ecosystem while bringing to market their goods for over fifty years. Our farmers, employees and investors are our partners.

Humboldts Finest 420 Collective sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Humboldts Finest 420 Collective’s goal is to provide the highest quality product available from behind the infamous “Redwood Curtain”. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service and quality control to insure satisfaction with every purchase. Please contact us for more details!!

left coast wholesale


Left Coast Wholesale is dedicated to providing the best customer service and highest quality products on the market. We strive to consistently offer a knowledgeable staff and dependably maintain integrity and high business standards. We weren’t always so well-known though, Left Coast Wholesale sprouted from very humble beginnings.

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Cannabis has been in the dark. Until now. Phylos Bioscience is an agricultural genomics company based in Portland, Oregon. We’re using modern molecular genetics and computational biology to better understand the most important and least-studied plant in the world: Cannabis. We’re using science to create tools that are allowing our new industry to grow safely and sustainably. Our services are designed to be used by producers of all sizes, from small home growers to large scale commercial operations.



At Mendoja Farms all of our flowers are grown organically and pesticide free. Our team takes the utmost pride in attention to detail from start to finish. With decades of experience from multiple farming backgrounds in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties, we strive to bring the highest quality cannabis and concentrates to our customers.

NCM Environmental Solutions


NCM has built a reputation over the last 25 years within the waste industry as a leader in odor control solutions. We are taking our experiences and successes from the waste industry to the cannabis industry with the idea that we want to change the landscape in which how odors are identified and treated. By manufacturing our own odor control neutralizers, engineering, installing and servicing our own odor control dispersion systems combined with the ability to use advanced air models to pinpoint the dispersion of odors and how those odors move through the community allows us to provide our clients with a fully integrated odor control plan. All of our services and products aid our clients in ensuring they are being a good neighbor and minimizing their impact on the surrounding community.

Northern Nights Music Festival


Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) is a 3-day celebration of music, art, food and local culture that takes place annually the 3rd weekend in July. This year NNMF will be July 20-22, 2018 at Cook’s Valley Campground on the South Fork Eel River. This area has hosted many acclaimed music festivals and renowned talent over the past 20 years.

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We create and make enamel pins inspired by cannabis culture, music and some subjects in between. Pinnerz, more than fashion, it’s a lifestyle.

Phylos Bioscience


Cannabis has been in the dark. Until now. Phylos Bioscience is an agricultural genomics company based in Portland, Oregon. We’re using modern molecular genetics and computational biology to better understand the most important and least-studied plant in the world: Cannabis. We’re using science to create tools that are allowing our new industry to grow safely and sustainably. Our services are designed to be used by producers of all sizes, from small home growers to large scale commercial operations.

Port Royal Cannabis



Garberville’s Port Royal at Wonderland Nursery is the hub for Clean Cannabis…it’s our aye-aye to original Port Royal – the pirate capital of the caribbean and the world’s most successful shipping port in history.

Redwood Roots Collective


We are activists, community organizers, and farmers who have lived in Garberville, CA for over 25 years. We source all of our material from small, local, organic farms in our community, the very places that have built the Humboldt name for cannabis cultivation over the past many decades.

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Rebel Grown stands for those who live and preserve the cannabis lifestyle. We are not mild enthusiasts—we are the rebels of the past with a lifelong dedication to our craft. Our passion has led us on a journey from the east coast to The Emerald Triangle to work within the heart of cannabis culture, where our seeds are now created and bred organically and our patients are our neighbors, friends, and our local community in Southern Humboldt. Planting our roots in the capital of cannabis country has created a unique situation wherein many commercial producers have come to depend on the quality and consistency of our seeds for their livelihood.

RVR Distribution


River Collective was founded to serve the medical cannabis community in California. Members of our team come from within the cannabis industry – as master growers, artisans, brokers, vendors, activists, and patients – as well as professionals from the wine and spirits industry who lend their expertise in brand building and operational logistics. We believe in paying fair prices to farmers and we are able to do so by making distribution affordable through economies of scale.

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We are a group of independent, small, local businesses who work together to provide our community with information related to Regenerative Agriculture and Watershed Stewardship. Although we are for-profit businesses we provide free services to our community, non-profits and events as part of our missions and principles in the form of speaking engagements, workshops and volunteering our expertise with local projects.

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Space Gem is a labor of love by women in Humboldt County, CA. Our collective was founded in 2013, after seeing the need for high-quality edible products for medical patients. We wanted to create a product with Humboldt grown cannabis, that was free of dyes, harsh chemicals, solvents, and fillers. We’re happy to say that we’ve been successful in our efforts, and now offer some of the highest quality, award winning, handmade candy products available.

Terpinator sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Terpinator 0-0-4 is a one of a kind proprietary blend specifically designed to maximize terpenoid and plant oil production. Formulated to be pH neutral, Terpinator is a safe addition to any grow setup or feed regimen, and is perfect for small scale and large scale applications alike.

Looking for that extra “wow-factor” to set your plant products apart from the competitors? Look no further than Terpinator.

Soilscape Solutions sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Soilscape Solutions was co-founded in January 2012 by a team of Northern California, Humboldt County based, Certified Master Soil Consultants with a vision of helping farmers, gardeners, landscapers, open space/turf managers, land/homeowners, and composters learn the importance of working with the biology in the soil. Soilscape Solutions is committed to assisting their clients in achieving their goals and building a healthy soilscape. Our knowledgeable team has trained with top scientists and leaders in the field and are ready to assist with your soil’s revitalization through innovative practices that address the whole system.

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Synergy Agricultural Products is proud to be based in Sonoma County California. We are blessed to be surrounded by some of the world’s most advanced agricultural communities and some of the highest technically advanced manufacturing companies in the world. We listen to yours and their comments, ideas and inspirations, blend them together with our expertise and then bring these innovations to you.

Seeds Here Now sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


Our seed lines continue to grow by following strict breeding standards, improving our standard product lines through trait stabilization, and listening to the customers needs. We only work with American breeders who have fully gone through the process. We refuse to work with pollen or trend chuckers. All of our breeders have been in the industry for years and fully deserve to be where they are.

ugro coco


Plant. Grow. Care.

UGro is a range of high quality coconut substrates, that is peat-free, biodegradable and eco-friendly. It is designed to help you achieve best results with rooting, growing and flowering while caring for the environment. Using UGro will help you reduce your carbon footprint and preserve peatlands, home to many rare organisms and a vital habitat for birds, dragonflies and plants.

True Humboldt sponsors The Golden Tarp Awards


The Humboldt Sun Growers Guild is a growing network of Humboldt County farmers that have joined together to support the brand True Humboldt. By uniting the farmers the guild can scale the brand to be competitive with large corporations without losing their independence. Each farmer cultivates cannabis under the sun with sustainable practices, maintaining the heritage of premium cannabis the region is world renowned for. We’re run by a conscience, not a corporation. The founding members have lived in Humboldt for an average of 25 years.

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Providing superior quality organic farm, garden and landscaping products. We are proud to say that Vital Garden Supply is a family-owned and operated business. Family members from 3 generations help make up our knowledgeable staff. Vital Garden Supply began operating in 2006 with a strong commitment to providing superior quality organic farm, garden and landscaping products. Our headquarters and retail location is located in Nevada City, Ca. We also have distribution centers in Ukiah and Wheatland Ca.

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Weed for Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuana and the fellowship of other like minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

Wildseed Oil Sponsor


We are activists, community organizers, and farmers who have lived in Garberville, CA for over 25 years. We source all of our material from small, local, organic farms in our community, the very places that have built the Humboldt name for cannabis cultivation over the past many decades.

wyldeheart ranch


Located in southern Humboldt, we strive to provide our patients with flower that provides maximum relief that they can trust. This means we stay true to the earth, by using fully organic sun grown methods. The sun and the earth harmoniously work in tandem with WyldeHeart to increase this plants potential. WyldeHeart Ranch is a Regenerative Healing Arts Sanctuary. We are a self sustaining collective of Artisans living in common unity around a vision. We believe in the healing powers within ourselves and Mother Nature’s many medicines. We assume the responsibilities and privileges of being the guardians and stewards of this sacred land that provides, protects and teaches us.


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The ethos for the magazine has always remained to educate people through knowledge and light-hearted fun. To step outside of taboo and talk freely about what others were so afraid to say. Over the years Weed World remained solid pressing forward with prohibition, exploring the medical benefits of marijuana, best strains, laws, growing mediums, grow/smoke reports, deficiency charts, self help guides, breeders, the ever-changing history of cannabis and reporting them to world. We remain the same in our ideas as we love prefer heavy content in our magazine about cannabis, with amazing images (bud porn), not just provided by industries but real people and telling their true stories of how they manage their illnesses through using medical marijuana.

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Shaping Fire is the cannabis industry’s leading podcast on innovation and disruption. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a single episode.



Stock Pot Images is the first stock photo agency to specialize exclusively in cannabis-related imagery. We feature rights-managed and royalty-free photography and illustration. Our selection reaches far beyond the small number of stereotypical images currently offered by major stock agencies. We curate from a select group of up and coming photographers, and we work with them to create the content that will fit the needs of the burgeoning cannabis industries. We believe in working as a team with our contributors, because in this way we both flourish and thrive.

Green Flower Media



At Green Flower, our mission is to help you learn everything about cannabis today. That’s why we work with the world’s top cannabis experts, help them package their knowledge into easy-to-understand courses, classes, videos, and articles, and then send them to you! So whether you’re interested in using cannabis as medicine, starting your own cannabis business, being a better activist, or growing your own cannabis at home, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to sign up here so you always get first access.

The Travel Joint


The Travel Joint is the leading Cannabis Travel + Leisure Agency providing travel for the cannabis community as well as travelers looking to experience legal cannabis in the legal states and beyond.

Skunk Magazine Online

SKUNK MAGAZINE ONLINE features content about marijuana and other currently illegal drugs, as well as hemp and other drug war-related subject matter. Our on-site content includes information about cannabis cultivation, drug laws, drug tests, the recreational use of marijuana, the medical uses for marijuana and the worldwide drug war. also contains articles from SKUNK magazine, as well as photographs of cannabis plants, information and links to other drug and/or hemp related sites.


East Bay Canna Community



We see a world where cannabis and community connect, where diversity among people is embraced, and opportunities to heal, grow and thrive are equally accessible and abundant for all.


Our mission is to engage, educate and empower the East Bay cannabis community by offering access to resources and educational programs in a safe, supportive and positive environment.