Compliant Farms is a collaboration between Hollie Hall & Associates, LLC and High Tide Permaculture to provide consultation services designed to establish environmentally regenerative cannabis farms as a cornerstone of watershed, social, and economic health. We work with cannabis farmers to go beyond compliance and become unquestionable models of watershed sustainability. It is our goal to establish the Compliant Farms Certified label as a trusted indication of agency compliance and fish friendly farming practices.
Compliant Farms recognizes the opportunity for our communities to move beyond the trend of boom and bust natural resource extraction. Guided by permaculture principles and focusing on individual efforts that have great, cumulative effects, as a community we can participate in the process of adaptive land management for a regenerative future. Compliant Farms was formed as the cultural, regulatory, and ecological worlds of small, private cannabis farms collided. Through the design and implementation of site-specific management plans they facilitate an approach for the community to become better land stewards.
We also administer the Watershed Fund, which is completely funded by contributions from Compliant Farms’ clients, who through their generosity support this grant fund. Housed at the Humboldt Area Foundation, the Watershed Fund supports collaborative, action-based projects that integrate community education and science to support healthy watershed communities.
Who We Are
Hollie Hall, PhD
Hollie Hall, PhD is a soil and water scientist with expertise in providing Cannabis farmers the support needed to transition farms into environmentally compliant, water secure, regenerative agricultural systems. She draws from two decades of experience in natural resources management, global studies of agricultural practices and training in adaptive water resource management to design, coordinate and implement “fish friendly” solutions for Cannabis farms. She works with government agencies, nonprofits and the private sector to integrate the needs of society, government and environment to drive the establishment of Cannabis farmers who implement watershed-friendly practices that reverse the negative impacts of historic natural resources extraction practices. Her professional goals are to redefine the dominant societal perspective of Cannabis industries via participation in development of farm management systems, breaking of barriers between farmers and government agents and participation in policy development processes. Hollie views regenerative cannabis farming techniques as the standard to which agricultural land and water use activities throughout California and the world ought to be held. In addition to operating two natural resources consulting firms, Hollie serves as Executive Board Member for the International Cannabis Farmers Association, Advisory Committee Member for the Mendocino Appellations Project, Humboldt County Fish & Game Advisory Commissioner, and Technical Advisory Committee Member for Earth & Sun Certified.
Dan Mar, CPD
Dan Mar is a certified permaculture designer and former science teacher who specializes in site design specific to watershed restoration, holistic property management and regenerative cannabis farms. He has been educating farmers and students about regenerative farming and permaculture for nearly two decades. He certifies Watershed Conscious Properties and works with farmers to design their farms effectively, including consultations for water conservation and pollution prevention. He also designs and educates folks about rainwater harvesting and catchment systems.
Dan has been working with watershed and coastal nonprofits as part of their education and outreach programs to bring greater awareness to the importance of water conservation and pollution prevention through the implementation of regenerative land-use systems.
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