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Last Call for Canna Camp & July 1 w Heady Vermont!

Sunday June 24 – July 1 is the first week long, farm-based, application of permaculture principles and ethics to the commercial production of CBD, hemp, and Medical and Recreational Cannabis

July 1 we host Heady Vermont’s

LEGALIZATION CELEBRATION at Willow Crossing FarmCannaCamp

A week-long farm-based residential intensive immersion, which culminates with VIP access to Heady Vermont‘s Legalization Celebration at Willow Crossing Farm on July 1!

A participatory introduction to the industry, economy, and ecology of Herb- and a conscious co-creative contribution to the future of organic, regenerative, and farm-based cannabis eco-social entrepreneurship!*

REGISTER HERE           Facebook Event Page

Evening sessions will be free and open to the public- please subscribe and follow us on social media for updates.

Start: Dinner Sunday night, June 24 at Willow Crossing Farm.

Monday–Friday: Course, Practice, Industry Tours

Abbreviated Course Outline:
An introduction to the plant and its history –
Carbon Farming, Social Entrpreneurship, Regenerative Farm Economies (PermaCannaCulture)
Organic Growing
Breeding, seed (fiber, seed oil, industrial hemp, CBD, dispensaries, etc.)
‘Commercial’ Cultivation
Light Dep
Beds and Soil Building

Adding Value
Edibles, Oils, Rosin, Extracts
CBD: Maple, candy, chocolate, etc.
Carbon Extraction, Ethanol and more
Chefs/ Herbalists –
Friday: Course Completes!

Saturday: Optional Tours or day off with meals for cannacampers and crew / prep day for SUNDAY!  Mentor and network behind the scenes with vendors, exhibitors, and assist production crew in preparation for….

Sunday July 1 is ‘Legal Day’ for Vermont

Willow Crossing Farm will host Heady Vermont’s ‘Legalization Celebration‘ with bands, vendors, exhibitions, genetics swap, workshops, guest chef edibles, pizza oven, etc.
Course participants will be intimately familiar with the farm by July 1 and help as ‘inhabitant hosts’ and / or apprentices to business / mentors met during the course (if so desired).

$600 includes all 3 farm-sourced meals per day, camping on the farm, Heady Vermont membership, and VIP / Backstage (Green Room) access to Legalization Celebration at Willow Crossing Farm!

About the Instructors

JT is an organic cannabis farmer in Humboldt County, California, one of the nation’s oldest and largest legal cannabis marketplaces. Orginally from Vermont, he has spent the last decade as a cultivator for medical marijuana patients and consultant for commercial cannabis operations within the Emerald Triangle.

Don Jardon has been a professional grower for over 30 years and has had his flowers featured repeatedly in High Times and celebrated in Cannabis cups around the world.

Keith Morris is an international farm and farm infrastructure designer, and professional educator.

Willow Crossing Farm is Vermont’s longest running permaculture site and tree crops research farm. We presently produce the highest quality state-licensed Organic CBD Hemp Sinsemilla Flowers, and partner with Northern Roots Nursery in producing hemp clones and potted plants, Soil Rebel / Wild Branch Foods in producing Organic CBD oil and other products, and Medicine Womyn Healing Arts in producing a variety of herbal medicines.  (Contact me for fresh CBD Flowers, Starts, Oil, or Tincture!)


LEGALIZATION CELEBRATION                    at Willow Crossing Farm July 1


Following the Vermont legislature’s historic bill legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott signing the bill into law, Heady Vermont will host a celebration for members and the general public on July 1 – the day legalization goes into effect – at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson, Vermont.

The event will feature onsite camping and swimming, FREE shuttle transportation from Burlington an exhibition of local Vermont vendors including growers, CBD producers and more, live music, disc golf, yoga, a genetics exchange, food vendors, local beer, free cannabis growing demonstrations, and door prizes.

Paypal $35 for subscriber rate!

This event is 21+. All attendees must show ID at the door.

Live music by the Homegrown All Stars, BarikaThe TenderbelliesConscious Roots and Honeytwist.

Thanks to sponsor Phylos Bioscience! For sponsorship info please email

ADMISSION: Tickets are $50 for the general public and FREE for Heady Vermont Members.

More info, including vendor signup, is at

Urban Regeneration in the Capital- January 19



Saturday, January 19


250 Main Street, Suite 302
Montpelier , VT 05602


Join us for an evening of envisioning ecologically regenerative and resilient cities- and learn about many projects on the ground actualizing this vision.

Think you need a ‘farm’ to grow food?  Think again!


When it comes to ecological health and food production in today’s cities, there’s very little we might want to “sustain”.  As urban populations continue to grow worldwide amidst the convergent crises of energy depletion, climate change, and economic ‘uncertainty’, its critical we redesign our cities to provide for more of their residents’ needs.  This workshop focuses on practical skills usable by communities in cities and elsewhere to achieve greater local access to and control over life’s essential resources. We’ll discuss simple and affordable techniques for soil building, bioremediation, rainwater harvesting, intensive food production, micro-livestock and aquaculture, small scale autonomous energy production, and other infrastructure retrofit. 


We’ll explore some exciting existing urban farms, “urban homesteads”, and other examples of urban permaculture to better understand the ways we can design and establish our homes and communities as ‘human ecosystems’ that are not only less fuel reliant, but also beautiful, productive, ecologically regenerative, and wholly nourishing.

Scott Kellogg is the co-author of the book Toolbox for Sustainable City
Living: A Do-it-Ourselves Guide
(South End Press) and the primary teacher of R.U.S.T. – The Radical Urban Sustainability Training, an intensive weekend workshop in urban ecological survival skills.

Currently, Scott is developing a new organization in Albany , New York named the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center .  It is planned to be a demonstration of environmental technologies and sustainable micro industries applicable in today’s urban environment.  So far, a half acre lot in Albany to house the project has been purchased, and a use variance form the City of Albany to permit the project has been granted.   
Scott is also a co-founder of Austin, Texas’ Rhizome Collective, (, an urban sustainability education project, and worked as the director of its sustainability program from 2000-2009.  In 2004, the Rhizome Collective was donated a 10 acre brownfield property in Austin , as well as a $200,000 brownfield cleanup award form the EPA.  Scott worked as the site coordinator for the cleanup, and oversaw the removal and recycling of over 15 tons of debris from the site.

In 2005-2006, Scott worked with a team of environmental engineers to establish a community based bioremediation program in post-Katrina New Orleans .

Scott is an experienced teacher, activist, ecological designer, and father. He presently lives in the Albany Free School Community in Albany , New York .  He is currently earning a Masters in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University .
He has extensive experience designing and building numerous sustainable systems and has taught numerous workshops and multi-part sustainability courses in locations as diverse as Mexico , East Timor, Canada, and inner city America .  

He has been interviewed in numerous magazines, newspapers, radio and television programs and is regarded as an expert in the field of community based sustainability.
Scott has taught at numerous universities in the US , including Virginia Tech, Wesleyan, Evergreen, Washington College , University of New Orleans , and Michigan State University .



Keith Morris is a farmer and designer based in northern Vermont who is committed to preserving, advancing, and distributing the collective knowledge of our ecosystems and vibrant agricultural communities to the ends of food justice and right livelihood.  He works regularly with urban farms, rooftop gardens, community gardens, and is a Permacorps International ambassador.  He has helped design and implement food security and resilience initiatives in the Freetown Christiania; with the Ibo in Biafra , Nigeria ; ‘La Toma’ squat city Santiago , Chile ; the communities displaced by the Newmont Gold Mines in Ghana ; and elsewhere.

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