Santa Barbara City College horticulture students headed into the field on April 2 to learn about greenhouse cannabis farming in Carpinteria. Students toured Headwaters farm on Foothill Road as part of the hemp cultivation portion of their curriculum. Cannabis and hemp are closely related. Students learned about production management for cultivation and farming techniques used at each stage of the plant’s life. They were able to clip clones from “mother plants” and get new plants started by dipping the clone in a rooting hormone and placing it into a moist growing medium. 

“Our tour gave the class direct, in-person exposure to what a greenhouse growing…



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