Sunshine Johnston is the owner operator of Sunboldt Farms in Redcrest, California. Raised in Southern Humboldt by activists in a community of cannabis growers, she took care of her family’s cannabis crop while her mother fought to preserve ancient redwoods.
What is unique and inspiring about Sunshine’s approach to cannabis cultivation is that she employs dry farming. This technique uses very little or no water on non-irrigated land that relies on moisture-conserving tillage. Proper preparation of the surface allows for water to be pulled up through the soil. This environmentally friendly approach to farming cannabis allows her to get the best expression from her plants and produce some of the finest craft Indica on the market.
Sunshine is also the co-host of the cannabis hour on KMUD radio, which covers an array of topics on the cannabis industry including regulations, the environment, consultants, manufacturing and more. You can listen in on Monday afternoons at 5:00 pm.