by STEPH BARNHART
Willamette Week is proud to produce Cultivation Classic, Oregon's only competition exclusively for OMRI or OMRI-equivalent flower produced in the state without pesticides. By celebrating craft and community within the cannabis movement, Cultivation Classic, presented by WW with Farma, Cascadia Labs, Phylos Bioscience and the Resource Innovation Institute, supports and develops the leading edge of regenerative farming practices in Oregon. The event and awards will take place on May 12, 2017, at Revolution Hall in Portland.
Jodi Haines moved from the Midwest to the sunny climate of Southern Oregon 17 years ago, and soon after, began her research and hands-on work with medical marijuana. Jodi is co-founder and director of operations of Alter Farms on the Rogue River, last year's Cultivation Classic THC Outdoor Champion. Jodi is also the owner of Ma Mosa's, a favorite from-scratch restaurant of locals and visitors from far and wide. When not working 16 hour days on the farm and at her restaurant; Jodi enjoys rafting and kayaking, raising and preparing food, and tending to her goats, pigs, sheep and chickens on the farm. Jodi finds time to host benefits for the community library and to support GMO-Free Josephine County as well as other community efforts, and is an avid contributor to Jefferson Public Radio. She also enjoys wine tasting and playing Cards Against Humanity!
Winner: Alter Farms, Cherry Wine