Instructor: Outdoor Horticulture
Kristin Nevedal is a certified traditional Chinese medical herbalist, nutritionist, and massage therapist. A longtime Humboldt County resident and homesteader, she has spent over 15 years specializing in organic no till farming techniques, non-toxic disease and pest management, agricultural compliance, and nursery operations.
As chair of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee’s Cultivation Working Group, Kristin assisted in the development of cannabis cultivation model regulations and best practices for agency consideration. The model regulations address issues from seed to sale (retailer, manufacturer, or wholesaler), destruction of plant matter due to contamination, overproduction or unusable portions (stalks and rootballs), and harvesting, drying and trimming protocols for handling and hygiene.
Kristin is also co-founder and board chair of the Emerald Growers Association whose mission is to promote the medicinal, environmental, social, and economic benefits of lawfully cultivated sun-grown medical cannabis from California’s Emerald Triangle region by advocating for public policies that foster a healthy, sustainable medical cannabis industry. She also teaches these methods for Oaksterdam University. Kristin’s broad policy and advocacy experience also includes serving as a board member for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana (CRMM), Americans for Safe Access’s Patients First Certification Program, and the 420 Archives.