Don’t miss the Game Zone Tent sponsored by Event Rentals DC. Complete with games, charging stations, & more. Stop by for a round of corn hole, get a team together for Giant Jenga, or try out our featured Moon bounce! Compete with your friends and get to know a little more about how Event Rentals DC can bring the entertainment to your next event.
Visit the Clonex photobooth and capture memories with old friends and new with our free take-home prints. Jump right next door and meet the Clonex Team for expert advice on nutrients for home cultivators and samples of our best-selling products.
In Washington, D.C., as well as having some of the best medical cannabis cultivation centers in the country, we also have some of the best home growers. Stop by the Wash Hydro Growers Corner to get tips from pros in medical and home cannabis cultivation.
1:00pm Grow Your Own 101 with Wash Hydro
Join experts from Wash Hydro for a comprehensive talk on the basics of setting up and starting a successful home grow. The lesson will include instructions on cloning, transplanting and will answer frequently asked questions to make sure your home cannabis garden thrives.
1:45pm Steep Hill: Cannabis Testing
Why test? If you’re a consumer, it’s a no-brainer: you want to know what you’re taking. If you’re a cultivator or a processor, why should you get your cannabis tested? You measure your nutrients, lighting spectrum, temperature, fan speed and air direction, light and dark cycles, plant height and width, the number of colas and even the size of the top cola…find out why you should measure your final product, why you should always Know Your Grow! The physicians, scientists, and professionals of Steep Hill DC will show you how your cannabis products are tested, touch on some basic science (in a fun way), and prove to you that you should be as passionate about testing for potency, profile, and safety as you are about all the other aspects of your cannabis. Join us!
2:30pm Super Cropping with Carmin Ruggiero
Supercropping is a coined word for bush style growing. This style is most effective with lights of 600 watts or greater as they allow good penetration down the canopy. Super cropping is one of the best pruning techniques that you have available to you. It’s also one of the easiest to perform. It isn’t like pure pruning where you actually snip off some of the plant. Instead, it’s more like putting the plant through a little bit of stress to get it to increase yields. The basic crux behind super cropping is that you are trying to increase the number of “tops.” You want to push the lower growth higher and wider so that it will flower.
3:00pm Environmental Benefits of Hemp with Ben Droz
Today is Earth Day – so let’s talk about the amazing environmental benefits of hemp agriculture. Industrial hemp has thousands of uses, but it can’t get you high. Hemp is grown throughout the world, but not in the U.S. Come and learn about hemp’s has enormous environmental benefits in regenerative agriculture. Learn about some of the many uses for hemp, all of which have environmental benefits over the more toxic alternatives. From building materials to cosmetics , hemp can be the foundation for a greener future.
3:30pm Cultivating Your Way Through the Cannabis Industry with Kat Rust, District Growers
Quite simply there is no one right way to cultivate cannabis. Unfortunately, our industry is filled with many who would argue otherwise. On top of that, things like regulations, square footage, budget, genetics, technology, etc. all start to add up and can become overwhelming when trying to make decisions on how you’ll be cultivating in your garden. Learn some easy tips that will help you when making such decisions as well as assist you in achieving your garden goals today and in the future.
4:00pm Lights and Nutrients with Wash Hydro
Experts from Wash Hydro will walk you through the multitude of light and nutrient options to maximize your home grow potential. There’s so much information online about home grow set ups and some of it is really confusing. Come and ask our experts all of your home grow equipment questions and be armed with the information you need to build your ideal home grow system.
4:45pm Be the Rain with Joy Mason
Let’s discuss what it means when you make the commitment to grow Cannabis in captivity. You have to become all of the elements of nature and perform all of the routine maintenance that naturally occurs in an ecosystem. So, if you can be the light, rain, wind, sometimes a storm and even a predator, you will be rewarded with a plant that will grow with enthusiasm and gift you it’s medicine. Join us for a comprehensive discussion of indoor growing philosophies and best practices.
Celebrate Record Store Day by visiting the Songbyrd Record House & Music Lounge for jams and java. Kick back with friends and spin your favorite classic tunes while enjoying cold brews and hot cups from our friends at Southeastern Roastery.
Stay hydrated all day with the Dew Drop Inn. Since it’s Earth Day, we want you to enjoy complimentary water refills. Feel free to bring an empty bottle to NCF. Don’t have a bottle or just want a cool souvenir? We’ll have NCF reusable cups and bottles for you to buy onsite.
The Get Hemp Butter Spa features free samples of our award-winning Hemp-based moisturizers. Stop by and meet local celebrities and tastemakers as they share why they love Hemp Butter. The tent will be equipped with a mini spa for chair massages, a lounge for guests to kick-back and relax, and live product demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by the Get Hemp Butter Spa for the ultimate earth day experience!