Breeding Cannabis Seeds and Working to Restore Rivers

Meet Nathaniel Pennington, the founder and CEO of Humboldt Seed Company, a visionary in cannabis breeding and environmental restoration. With a legacy spanning over two decades, Nathaniel has dedicated his expertise not only to breeding cannabis seeds but also to the significant cause of restoring rivers and salmon populations in Humboldt County, CA.

Nathaniel’s background in salmon genomics, acquired from previous work, equipped him with a unique perspective on the importance of unbiased cannabis genomics research. This realization became the cornerstone of Humboldt Seed Company’s mission: to deliver high-quality cannabis seeds to individuals seeking to cultivate their own cannabis plants.

Established in 2001 by biologists in Humboldt County, the company initially focused on breeding cannabis for patients under Prop 215, later adapting to meet the demands of the recreational market. Notably, their Clean Green Certified seeds, synonymous with quality, are now available in select retailers across several states.

Humboldt Seed Company’s commitment to excellence is exemplified by their in-house breeding operations situated on their farm in Northeastern Humboldt County, CA. In 2018, they orchestrated the World’s Largest Phenotype Hunt, collaborating with local farms to pursue genetic clones, ultimately selecting the top percentile clones. These meticulously chosen genetics are now accessible in California and Oregon nurseries, reflecting the company’s dedication to innovation and quality in the cannabis industry.

Nathaniel Pennington’s dual passion for cannabis breeding and environmental stewardship has not only shaped the identity of Humboldt Seed Company but has also contributed significantly to the advancement of sustainable and top-tier cannabis cultivation practices.