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Respected By The Industry
High testing standards — high expectations of dankness. This is a cannabis flower competition for light deprivation farmers only, and your flowers need to be clean and powerful for a chance in the Top 16. The Golden Tarp Award celebrates cannabis grown using sunlight using light deprivation techniques to take advantage of Nature but still producing cannabis with ideal indoor visual characteristics.
How The Golden Tarp Award Began
Light dep practices began to flourish in the Emerald Triangle’s craft cannabis community in the early 2010s, particularly in Humboldt. This technique produced exceptional quality cannabis with high cannabinoid and terpene levels within a shorter time frame. Even though light dep farmers were producing stellar flowers, many weren’t being recognized for the high levels of craft they were achieving. Kevin Jodrey and William “Oos” Pedro of Wonderland Nurserywanted to change that.
The Golden Tarp Award is designed to recognize the farmers who show exceptional skill and craftsmanship in light dep, at an event that is right here in the heart of Humboldt County. Since the inaugural event in 2014, we have invited sponsors and vendors who we know and trust to participate every year, and we continue to welcome qualified speakers to tackle timely topics and the pressing questions in our community.