PROJECT HUMBOLDT THRIVE

WHAT IS IT | WHY WE DO IT | HOW IT WORKS

This Season’s Spotlight

The Mateel & Eel River Recovery Project

KEEPING THE BARN-RAISING SPIRIT ALIVE

It is getting more and more difficult for some of our most treasured organizations to keep going, and slimming margins are making everything harder. That’s why we are launching Project Humboldt Thrive. We want to help cannabis cultivators who give back to the community by amplifying your generosity. We want to preserve Humboldt’s barn-raising spirit, and innovate responsibly.

The non-profit organizations Bear is featuring this season are the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) and the Mateel Community Center (Mateel).  You can also submit a non-profit for consideration.

Participants will receive public recognition, merchandise, and a media kit to show your support for the program.

SUPPORTING THE MATEEL

The Mateel Community Center has fostered the arts for approximately forty years and has served as the cultural hub of the Southern Humboldt community, providing arts, educational, and social service programs, and presenting a myriad of multicultural musical, theatrical, dance, comedy, film, craft — earning their nonprofit organization international acclaim. Yet, the Mateel Community Center has been financially struggling over the past few years.

Mateel Board member Dusty Hughston explains, “Due to increased expenses and falling event attendance, our signature event, Reggae on the River, took a nosedive, leaving us with debt and then, ultimately, cancellation of the festival, which was heretofore our main money-maker. We welcome this program and, being in the heart of cannabis country, we think the farmers will want to support it, as a way of giving back.”

Your donation to the Mateel will help support this pillar of the Southern Humboldt community.

RESTORING THE EEL RIVER

Because we are, first and foremost, farmers — we did our research on which water-focused environmental nonprofit spoke to us – the ERRP was the perfect fit. It helps citizens monitor the ecological conditions in the Eel River in Northern California and promotes restoration and best practices. We want to learn more, as well as help ERRP get the information to remote farms.

ERRP Managing Director Pat Higgins said, "Bear Extraction House is committed to helping the cannabis industry in the Eel River basin and all over the North Coast move to all-organic agricultural production that is compatible with local river ecological restoration. Donations help ERRP fund some activities for which there aren't other sources of funds available. The intent is to hold collaborative educational events that promote growing organically and implementation of best management practices on cannabis farms to conserve water and avoid pollution. ERRP gets to advance its mission of aligning cannabis farmers in harmony with nature, and Bear Extraction House gets to share their vision of a strong & eco-conscious cannabis economy with an expanding circle of clients, as farmers adopt organic, regenerative techniques.”


WHY WE DO IT

We believe farmers' decisions should be justifiable against their company’s bottom line and core values.

That is why we are offering solutions that not only make financial sense, but also align with the farm's mission and culture.


HOW IT WORKS

Licensed Cultivators who partner with Bear for their trim or fresh frozen harvest can choose to donate to either or both featured organizations. Farmers can bring their trim in to us in Arcata, or we can arrange to pick up material.

Donations will be matched up to 5% or $10 per pound.

Participants will receive public recognition, merchandise, and a social media graphics kit.

For more details and financial info on the 75/25 split for trim and the 60/40 split for Fresh Frozen - visit our Procurement Page.

To get started, call (707) 200-8351.




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