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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.

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English

Contact:

720-549-0344


Episodes

The Revolution of Solventless Cannabis Extracts

3/16/2021
Cannabis extracts have evolved. Solvent based extracts are slowly losing their top spot as solventless concentrates like Live Rosin begin to take over. But why is rosin so popular? Hear from Chris Williams who started Souly Solventless, a cannabis extract and edible producer in Colorado who only uses solventless rosin to make his products. In this episode he shares how it's made, why it's so much better than your average butane-based wax or shatter, how it is evolving into new and innovative...

Duration:00:31:00

The Real Dirt on Controlling pH

2/16/2021
There's a lot that goes into growing quality cannabis. It's easy to forget that pH is one of the most important factors! From the soil you use to the water and nutrients, everything you add to your plants can impact their pH. Overlooking this can have some nasty results, like spending valuable time searching for a nutrient deficiency when all you really need to do is adjust your pH. Get the real dirt on pH and its importance, from why it matters and how to monitor it to solving simple and...

Duration:01:42:40

The Truth About Delta 8 THC

2/9/2021
Move over Delta 9, there's a new THC in town! In this week's episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, Chip talks with Matt Chandler from Sunshine Connect, a Full-Scale Hemp Product Development, Supply Chain Management & Production company. The two talk in depth about CBD, hemp and the rising popularity of Delta 8 THC. Find out why Chip calls Delta 8 "THC Lite" and if it's just a bunch of hype, plus the hemp industry trends to watch for in 2021 in this week's episode of The Real Dirt with...

Duration:00:56:16

The Real Science Behind Compost Tea

2/2/2021
Compost tea is nothing new, but it is relatively new for cannabis cultivators. In the Season 5 premiere of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, John Picirrilli dives into the real dirt behind compost tea. Learn the science of compost tea all the way down to the microbiological level and how John developed his proprietary blends so cannabis cultivators can grow better, how he started it out in Humboldt with local growers and spread across the country, and more, all in this episode of The Real Dirt...

Duration:00:59:52

How to Ruin Your Weed with a Paper Bag

11/10/2020
People have some whacky ways for curing cannabis, but a paper bag ain’t the way to do it! When it comes to cannabis, there’s a lot that Chip Baker and Justin Jones can agree on. But when it comes to curing your cannabis in a brown paper bag, the two are at odds. To Chip, it’s a figment of the past that’s best left there, and age old drying technique before the days of plastic bags and bins. For Justin, it’s a quick and easy way to finish out the drying process that works for him. This week...

Duration:00:47:46

The Dirty Truth about Cannabis Marketing

11/3/2020
Cannabis marketing is a problem that every business in the industry struggles with. Olivia Solero might have the solution.

Duration:00:38:35

The Science of Breeding Triploid Cannabis

10/27/2020
From opening the first recreational dispensary in Colorado to becoming one of the leaders in hemp seed supply in the legal hemp industry, Justin Jones is truly an expert when it comes to the science behind hemp and cannabis cultivation. Justin has helped to breed some of the most well known cannabis and hemp strains available today and knows a thing or two about how the great strains we all enjoy got to where they are now. In this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker, Justin and Chip get...

Duration:00:31:26

Revolutionizing Cannabis in Michigan

10/20/2020
Joe Ori grew up thinking cannabis was just as bad as heroin like a lot of us, until he suffered multiple back injuries in high school that led to chronic pain that opioids weren't curing. He decided to try cannabis as medicine and completely changed how he viewed the plant. Now he is using his business experience to help solve the problems in Michigan's cannabis industry with his craft cannabis company Six Labs. In this episode of The Real Dirt, Joe joins Chip Baker to talk about how he got...

Duration:00:38:41

Cancer, Cannabis and Cultivation

10/13/2020
Say it with us...1...2...3...FUCK CANCER! In Part 2 of The Real Dirt Podcast featuring Jim Gerencser of Greener Consulting Group, Chip and Jim get into what brought Jim into the cannabis industry in the first place; his son Eric. Eric's fight with cancer led Jim to try cannabis as treatment, and after seeing the results knew what he had to do. Jim founded Early Recognition Is Critical (E.R.I.C.), a program that helps teach people the early signs and symptoms of potential cancers so they can...

Duration:00:49:29

The Real Dirt on Cannabis Consultants [ PT. 1 ]

10/6/2020
Got a grow problem? There’s a consultant for that! At least that’s what it seems like these days. As the cannabis industry grows and the consulting market becomes more saturated, it has become easier to pick out the fake consultants and find the real experts. But the problem still remains; most of these experts only excel in one area. Whether its pest management, cultivation techniques, extraction technology, banking or security, it’s extremely rare to find a consultant with experience in...

Duration:00:41:11

The Devastation of the California Forest Fires on Cannabis Farms

10/1/2020
BREAKING NEWS EPISODE: In this Real Dirt Podcast episode, Chip talks with Jeff from Little Hill Cultivators who is fighting the California Forest Fires to protect his farm in Trinity county, California. Hear how farmers and those living in the Emerald Triangle are dealing with the fires, the lack of support from local government and what the future holds for Jeff and his farm. This episode as recorded September 27th, 2020. By September 29th, Jeff's farm would be all but destroyed by the...

Duration:00:27:40

The Evolution of Cannabis Cultivation Technology

9/29/2020
Remember when your only grow schedule was in a tattered notebook? Who are we kidding, half of us still do it that way! But the truth is that cannabis cultivation technology has advanced exponentially just in the last 5 years. Controllers that can monitor and alert you when CO2 levels or temperature gets too high or low, irrigation feeding systems set on timers so you never have to worry about feeding on time, and more. But what about one application that can monitor all of it? That’s where...

Duration:00:41:33

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