It all began in the 1960s and 70s with the “back-to-the-land” movement. In the summer of 1967 during the height of the back to land movement and what is now called the “summer of love” more than 100,000 hippies gathered in the Golden City of San Francisco to protest the Vietnam War, promote art, spread love and enjoy lots of weed. People wanted to return to the land and escape the social unrest of the Vietnam War. Herein began the search of a more sustainable and ecological lifestyle.
During this time progressive individuals, sometimes called flower children, created a foundation for cannabis culture to thrive. They moved north in search of land they could cultivate and create a sustainable life with the land. Today, the Emerald Triangle is home to nearly a quarter of a million people, many of whom either earn their living from the cannabis industry or partake in recreational weed consumption from local cultivators.
PERFECT GROWING LOCATION
This particular region in the United States happens to be the best area to grow cannabis in the world. The combination of lush fertile soil and cool breezes make ideal growing conditions for unparalleled cannabis.
In addition, it enjoys an ideal climatology for growing cannabis, with great solar exposure, absence of strong winds, an excellent and fertile soil and optimal temperatures.
Although until recently the locations of the crops were chosen more for their capacity to keep crops hidden rather than on the quality of the soil and the microclimate, now thanks to the legalization of cannabis, farmers are beginning to exploit the sites that are theoretically the best suited to cultivating cannabis: Mattole Valley (Humboldt), Bell Springs/Spyrock (Mendocino), Hayfork Valley (Trinity) or Mid Klamath (Humboldt and Trinity)
The Emerald Triangle consists of three counties; Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino County. Rivers and streams within the Emerald Triangle are an important source of water for wildlife, plants, and people. Most of the water supply here is sourced from mountain springs and streams fed by snowmelt.
The microclimates of the Emerald Triangle extend from lush evergreen forests to dry rugged mountainous regions. With temperatures ranging from dry hot summers to cold wet winters. During the growing seasons it has hot dry days which promote growth & cold nights which help develop dense nug structure
The Emerald Triangle spans an area of roughly 10,000 sq mi and the highest point in the can reach up to 9,001 ft at Thompson Peak in which its watershed leads down.
Booney Acres makes their own sustainable organic nutrients from ingredients they grow themselves or source locally. Drawing from Korean Natural Farming practices, Booney Acres gains these supplements through recycling various fruits and vegetables to extract nutrients through a fermenting process, forgoing any need for big box nutrients.