Jonathan Valdman is an entrepreneur, farmer and educator of agricultural practices that are based in permaculture, sustainability and Best Management Practices. He has been farming organically for over 20 years, is a second generation Cannabis farmer and has been growing Cannabis since 1992. With a knowledge of land design, growing indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses via soil and hydroponics he has acquired a well rounded level of experience within the many modalities of Cannabis cultivation. In 2006 Jonathan founded Forever Flowering Greenhouses, FFG, in an effort to develop a commercial grade greenhouse company that could address the future needs of the Cannabis industry with an emphasis on reducing carbon footprints and production costs.
Through years of hands on experience and commitment to the highest quality products he and his staff have created the standard of the greenhouse light deprivation industry. Innovative solutions and products that were created over these years of trial and error can be seen as the standard within a vast majority of the Cannabis industry today. In 2015 Jonathan joined forces to help co-found The Cannabis Conservancy, TCC, a third party certification for sustainability and best management practices and serves as the Director of Industry Relations. Jonathan has spoken on these topics at National Cannabis Industry Association events, The Emerald Cup, Cannabis World Congress Business Expos, Elevated Compliance Conference, Golden Tarp Awards, Lift Expo, Women Grow, South Yuba River Citizens League events, California Growers Association events and numerous private panels and workshops. He has consulted with County officials in California for adoption of these practices and has been featured in articles in Inc., Mg, Cannabis Business Times, Marijuana Venture, Cannabis Now, Skunk, The Highway, Maximum Yield, Cannabis Now, The Cannabist, Marijuana Business Daily, Cannabis Enterprise, Textbook and other smaller publications.