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The Real Dirt with Chip Baker

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The Real Dirt with Chip Baker is a podcast series hosted by one of the nation’s premier cannabis technology and application experts, Chip Baker. Chip Baker formerly co-founded Royal Gold Soil and is currently the founder and CEO of Cultivate Colorado and Growers Soil. Over the past 30 years, Chip Baker and other industry veterans have made the evolution of cannabis legalization possible. Since Colorado’s legalization, the cannabis industry has evolved extensively, but there it is still an abundance of stereotypes, inaccurate information and “bro science” surrounding it. The Real Dirt provides accurate insider industry information from the nation’s premier cannabis lawyers, breeders, growers, and distributors who pioneered legalization. Their expertise, collective knowledge and decades of experience provides invaluable insights to both industry aspirants and veterans alike, on how to succeed in the new, competitive, booming cannabis industry.

The Real Dirt with Chip Baker is a podcast series hosted by one of the nation’s premier cannabis technology and application experts, Chip Baker. Chip Baker formerly co-founded Royal Gold Soil and is currently the founder and CEO of Cultivate Colorado and Growers Soil. Over the past 30 years, Chip Baker and other industry veterans have made the evolution of cannabis legalization possible. Since Colorado’s legalization, the cannabis industry has evolved extensively, but there it is still an abundance of stereotypes, inaccurate information and “bro science” surrounding it. The Real Dirt provides accurate insider industry information from the nation’s premier cannabis lawyers, breeders, growers, and distributors who pioneered legalization. Their expertise, collective knowledge and decades of experience provides invaluable insights to both industry aspirants and veterans alike, on how to succeed in the new, competitive, booming cannabis industry.

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United States

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The Real Dirt with Chip Baker is a podcast series hosted by one of the nation’s premier cannabis technology and application experts, Chip Baker. Chip Baker formerly co-founded Royal Gold Soil and is currently the founder and CEO of Cultivate Colorado and Growers Soil. Over the past 30 years, Chip Baker and other industry veterans have made the evolution of cannabis legalization possible. Since Colorado’s legalization, the cannabis industry has evolved extensively, but there it is still an abundance of stereotypes, inaccurate information and “bro science” surrounding it. The Real Dirt provides accurate insider industry information from the nation’s premier cannabis lawyers, breeders, growers, and distributors who pioneered legalization. Their expertise, collective knowledge and decades of experience provides invaluable insights to both industry aspirants and veterans alike, on how to succeed in the new, competitive, booming cannabis industry.

Language:

English

Contact:

720-549-0344


Episodes

The Real Dirt on Permaculture and Cannabis Tourism

9/15/2020
Note: This episode was recorded before the forest fires in California began. Restorative agriculture is no joke. As cannabis cultivators, we are all stewards of the environment. Our actions can directly impact our local ecosystems, and as cannabis cultivation spreads across the nation, that impact can grow rapidly. Restorative agriculture, or permaculture, is the act of farming while trying to prevent as many environmentally harmful practices as possible. Water usage, nutrients, soil beds,...

Duration:00:27:49

The Real Dirt on Investing in Cannabis with Narbe Alexandrian

9/8/2020
There's those with a passion for cannabis, and those with a passion for money. In Narbe Alexandrian's experience, both have been successful in the cannabis industry. But those with more passion for money rarely stay around as long as those with a passion for the plant. Narbe is the President and CEO of Canopy Rivers, a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis. From how Canada's market exploded and businesses scrambled to take advantage, to the step by step process of investing and...

Duration:00:56:20

The Secrets of the Country’s Largest Cannabis Operations with Nick Morin

9/1/2020
Ever wanted to take a tour of a large scale cannabis operation? Nick Morin does it for a living! CannaCribs is just what you think it is; MTV Cribs but with cannabis, and 10x better. In this episode of The Real Dirt Podcast, Nick talks with Chip about how he got his start in the cannabis industry, the beginning of the Grower's Network forum and CannaCribs, plus the dirty little secrets you'll never hear from a large scale grower. Roll up a big 'ol fatty, sit back and enjoy another new...

Duration:00:44:46

Growing Organic in California’s Cannabis Industry

8/25/2020
Jeff Bord is an entrepreneur, importer, grower, and consultant to start ups and cannabis companies trying to improve organic production and profits all over the world. As California's legal cannabis woes continue to grow, Jeff has been helping growers in the state fix their problems and get in compliance with the state. From regenerative farming practices and balancing soil chemistry to some simple techniques to check your work, Jeff has a ton of experience in cannabis cultivation that has...

Duration:00:57:49

The Highs and Lows of the Hemp and CBD Industry with Dan Ramsay

8/18/2020
Dan Ramsay is a Hemp Supply Chain Specialist. He talks hemp all day every day (almost) and is a leader on the Western Slope of Colorado, helping hemp farmers accomplish their goals in various facets. Specializing in product fulfillment, education, and end product sales since 2015, Dan has had a pulse on the hemp industry in the heart of Colorado's hemp country. In this exciting episode, Dan shares his success story with their hemp business, how to cope with these hard times, and their...

Duration:00:45:30

The Innovations of Solar Power in Cannabis Cultivation with Brendan Delaney

8/13/2020
Brendan Delaney is the cultivation director for Solar Therapeutics in Somerset, Massachusetts. They were the first cultivation facility in the US to use solar power to grow their cannabis. A singular mission drives the company's experienced management team, dedicated board, and passionate investors: to provide industry-leading wellness and alternative therapy products with a smaller energy footprint. By owning their micro-grid assets consisting of solar arrays, battery storage, and...

Duration:01:00:13

The Real Dirt on Oklahoma Cannabis

8/11/2020
It's been a crazy few months all over the world, and The Real Dirt hasn't been immune to the struggle. The podcast has been on hiatus for a little bit now and it's time ya'll got an explanation! In this comeback episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, Chip talks about why The Real Dirt has been on break, what's been going on with the podcast during COVID-19, and what we have planned for the future. But that's just the beginning. Chip has been in Oklahoma for a year now participating in the...

Duration:00:35:37

The Real Dirt on Shrooms with Josh Kappel

5/26/2020
Josh Kappel is Vicente Sederberg‘s founding partner, which specializes in risk assessment for multinational corporations and financial transactions in the highly regulated cannabis industry. He also regularly offers guidance on cannabis, licensing, regulatory enforcement, general business and transactional law, and the intersection of state and federal law to patients , caregivers and companies. Josh has recently focused his time on the world’s two largest cannabis markets: California and...

Duration:00:25:32

How to Get a Job Growing Legal Weed

5/21/2020
Farhaj Mayan worked as an early employee at 3 startups (Drones, VR, Experiential Marketing) before deciding to transition into a founder. Previously co-founded Fade, a barber booking platform that we successfully launched to Google Play, iTunes, and grew to new revenue. His latest venture Kanna, is a platform that connects legal cannabis/hemp businesses with vetted, trained talent. One of the hardest parts within the cannabis industry is to find qualified workers. Let’s all hear from Farhaj...

Duration:00:36:02

Pheno-Hunting and the Quest for the Best Cannabis

5/19/2020
Through decades of perfecting growing techniques, Jive Cannabis Co. is creating a product of top quality. They enjoy spending time in the greenhouse, ensuring every plant is beautiful. The perfection of the plant is found not only in the pounds it produces but also in the nose, tricome structure, and overall beauty. In this segment, we’ll hear from Freaux, one of the owners of Jive Cannabis Co, the importance of pheno-hunting, how they do it, and choosing the best seeds for their customers....

Duration:02:22:42

The Best Weed in the World is in L.A.

5/18/2020
Brian Weiss has always been an advocate for cannabis and has had a secure connection in the cannabis industry for over 20 years. Brian grew up in a well-known entertainment family and has been focused on marketing & business development within the cannabis, entertainment, and digital media sectors. Brian launched L.A. Cannabis News in 2017, an MVP of C.N. Media. They offer news, events, jobs, education, resources, and advertising to our fast-growing online audience and in-person following....

Duration:01:09:34

Exile on Strain Street: Hard times in the Yucatán

5/12/2020
A veteran of the armed forces, Ted Mateja is an expert in all operational facets of the industry. Currently, he’s the president of Georgia Atlas, providing the best cannabis-based treatments to allow their patients to lead happier, safer lives through products designed to provide relief from a variety of conditions and encourage general wellness. In this episode, we’ll hear Ted’s viewpoints about cannabis in these trying times, how it is coping up, the legalization in Mexico, and optimistic...

Duration:00:30:48

From Red Bull to CBD: Reinventing Energy Supplements

5/7/2020
John came out of the motorcycle and action sports world. He worked for 15 years at Harley-Davidson and Austrian sport motorcycle maker KTM. During that time John worked closely with Red Bull back in early 2000 when energy drinks were just entering the market. John drank tons of energy drinks back in the day, fueling personal adventures on land, in the water and in the sky. You just couldn't pack enough hours in the day to do it all. Then in 2006 John met his Brazilian, vegetarian wife and...

Duration:00:42:39

Step by Step Irrigation Guide with Michael Box

5/6/2020
Michael Box is a lifelong disciple of plants and their cultivation. For the last 22 years, he has worked in the field of horticulture, emphasizing on cannabis for the past 12 years. Throughout that time, the irrigation sector has always been a passion for all things related to water-installation, design, and instruction. He is currently the Operations Director and Lead Designer for Sustainable Village in Boulder, CO. Sustainable Village designs and supplies various projects with a focus on...

Duration:01:03:11

Finding Cannabis at 40: Professional Writer on Getting Stoned

4/30/2020
Johnny B. Truant is co-founder and storyteller of nearly 100 novels, mainly fiction, in the Sterling & Stone Story Studio. The rights to his horror-satire series “Big Vampire” have recently been sold for production as a television show to NBC Universal. Johnny is highly interested in marijuana and would like to speed the hell up by repealing the federal ban. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on why he kept away from cannabis in his early life and how weed improved his writing. For...

Duration:00:40:17

A Conversation with an Average Medical Cannabis User

4/28/2020
What's it like being an average medical cannabis user during COVID-19? Greg Davidson shares his experience in this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker!

Duration:01:02:54

Cannabis Marketing Tips from a Public Relations Expert

4/28/2020
Lisa Buyer is an entrepreneur, author, wife, mom, digital junkie, and certified yoga instructor. She is the founder/CEO of The Buyer Group, a social PR agency, and the author of Social PR Secrets in its 4th edition with a foreword by Guy Kawasaki. Digital Detox Secrets is now turned podcast of Lisa’s most famous book. The pocket guide is a series of tips, interviews and insights that have been curated by top industry experts. In this segment, Lisa shares her expertise in public relations,...

Duration:00:35:19

The Evolution of the International Cannabis Industry

12/17/2019
The US cannabis industry has been on the forefront of cannabis developments for the last decade, but the rest of the world if finally starting to catch up. In this week's episode of The Real Dirt, Chip hangs with Ted Mateo of Georgia Atlas and Gunter Herd of Orenda Pharms to talk about developments in the international cannabis industry and what it could mean for the US. Plus, it wouldn't be The Real Dirt without some serious grow talk! Dive into vertical grow costs, lighting set ups,...

Duration:01:05:49

Grower on Grower with Little Hill Cultivators Pt 2

11/5/2019
Catch up on Part 1 of this episode if you haven't already! This week on The Real Dirt, Chip and Jeff of Little Hill Cultivators continue their conversation about Oklahoma's medical cannabis industry, how it compares to California, and more. From state regulations to differences in cannabis culture, discussions around autoflowers and more grow talk. Roll one up, get into the grow and tune into this week's knowledge packed episode of The Real Dirt!

Duration:00:44:21

Grower to Grower with Little Hill Cultivators

10/29/2019
Jeff from Little Hill Cultivators is about as close is it gets to being considered a regular on The Real Dirt. He's been to the Molecule Studio in Humboldt, The Real Dirt studio in Denver, and now he heads to Oklahoma to hang out in Chip's greenhouse to talk about what we all love. Cannabis. More of a grower on grower conversation than an interview, this episode of The Real Dirt is packed with insights from two veteran cannabis growers and industry entrepreneurs. Chip and Jeff talk Oklahoma,...

Duration:00:45:53