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What has this summer offered us? LOTS!

August 25th, 2020

This summer has been different, wouldn’t you say? And it’s August, summer creeping to a close. Does that thought bring you joy or does that thought bring you something else? Children and teachers approach return to school; parents prepare themselves for another round of distance learning; college students go back…

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How to Choose the Best Cannabis Edible

August 7th, 2020

Full Spectrum Sativa, Indica, or CBD? Here’s What to Look For, and Expect From, a Cannabis Edible When it comes to cannabis edibles these days there are so many choices. From sativa chocolates, to CBD gummies there's never been a larger variety of consumable cannabis products on the market. Gone…

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Celebrate Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

July 17th, 2020

Summers should be filled with campfires, s’mores and—ice cream sundaes! We are taking advantage of the upcoming Hot Fudge Sundae Day on July 25th with a S'mores Sundae made with charred marshmallows, graham crackers and cannabis-infused “Firecracker” chocolate sauce. Need we say more? No? OK, then follow the recipe below…

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Where is the Joy in 2020?

July 14th, 2020

Garden Society, I have to be honest. I have had to work at finding my joy lately. And this is my first joy blog. Yikes! Still, I will tell you about joy this year and share joyful stories and tips to help you find more of your joy. I promise.…

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Know Your Worth and Succeed in Love and Truth

July 10th, 2020

Proudly Planting the Seeds of Change as a Black Female Leader A 200-hour certified teacher in the Yoga of Energy Flow, Courtney has been teaching yoga for 14 years. After completing her undergraduate work at Rutgers in English and Psychology, Courtney obtained a graduate degree in Education at Arcadia University…

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How Cannabis Can Bring You Joy This Summer

June 26th, 2020

From A Staycation to True Relaxation; Reinventing the Familiar with Cannabis A Summer Redefined A curious kind of summer has fallen upon us. While shops and restaurants are beginning to open their doors, large venues remain deserted. With the summer solstice in the rear-view mirror, this is typically the time…

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A Catalyst for Women, the LGBTQ Community, and Change

June 22nd, 2020

5 Questions with Joyce Cenali Joyce Cenali’s central mission is to bring the voices of both women and the LGBTQ community to the forefront in the cannabis business. As a partner and COO at Big Rock Partners, Joyce works tirelessly to both strategically and financially assist female entrepreneurs and members…

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Celebrate This Father’s Day With Garden Society

June 15th, 2020

As pioneers striving to redefine the cannabis experience for women, our mission has been to provide our customers with the highest quality, strain specific products designed to further the acceptance of cannabis in daily life. As women and business owners we not only craft products that we want to consume…

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Which Cannabis Strain is Right for You?

May 27th, 2020

Aiming for Effect: A Blissful Rest, Brighter Day, or Calm & Focus Is it time to spark some creativity, unwind for a blissful slumber, or maybe you’re just in need of a little midday de-stress? Wine can be fine and liquor is typically quicker but they both ultimately lead to…

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Recipe: Chai Chill Whip

May 22nd, 2020

Cool Down While You Calm Down with our Chai Chill Whip The delicious Dalgona Coffee sensation on TikTok really caught our attention, so when we set out to create a recipe to go along with our new High CBD Milk Chocolate with Chai we gleaned inspiration and our wonderful chef…

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Five Questions with Codie Sanchez

May 18th, 2020

A conversation to encourage entrepreneurs coloring outside the lines When we met Codie Sanchez, she was a breath of fresh air and fresh ideas in the uniform landscape of cannabis private equity investors. Once a journalist, she knows the value of building a good story for those seeking capital—which may…

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Introducing Our New High CBD Chai Chocolate for Calm and Focus

May 12th, 2020

If you’re looking for a balanced chocolate edible that won’t get you high, meet Garden Society’s Milk Chocolate with Chai, our newest botanical confection. Made with fair trade chocolate, relaxing chai spices like cinnamon and cardamom, and full spectrum, sungrown cannabis from Mendocino County, they’re a balanced premium chocolate edible…

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Recipe: Cannabis Popcorn Bites

April 20th, 2020

Popcorn bites made with cannabis infused chocolate are the perfect munchy sweet treat. Download Recipe Card Ingredients 1 Package (8 squares) Garden Society Milk or Spicy Dark Chocolate 1 (3.29 oz) bag microwave popcorn* 3 cups mini marshmallows 2 Tablespoons + 2 Teaspoons unsalted butter 1 cup broken pretzel sticks…

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Honor the Past, Celebrate Today – What Is 420?

April 16th, 2020

Ever wonder about the meaning behind 420? It’s an integral part of pop and cannabis culture, and cannabis policy reform, but where did originate and why? We loved the telling of this story from Carolyne Zinko in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle. Give it a read. In the…

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We’re Better Together

April 6th, 2020

Expanded Offering for Napa and Sonoma County Delivery In the spirit of “all ships rise with the tide,” Garden Society has jumped in with both feet to discover new ways of supporting some of our favorite brands during this “new abnormal.” We have always had a vision to bring together…

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Strong women: May we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them.

March 3rd, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Salute Strong Women By Erin Gore. Originally posted on GreenEntrepreneur "As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, let’s remember we can rise up, come together, and positively demonstrate our strength and power. Strong women; may we know them, may we be them, and…

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The Joy of Feeling Confident: Meet Acclaimed Stylist Malia Anderson

March 3rd, 2020

When you feel secure in your personal style, your true self shines through We are back with Garden Society’s Fresh Perspective series. This week we had the opportunity to sit down with local stylist Malia Anderson, founder of Styles by Malia. Growing up in San Francisco, Malia knew two things:…

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Better Understand The Role Cannabis Can Play in Your Life

February 13th, 2020

A Fresh Perspective With Sara Payan, Award-Winning Cannabis Educator, Speaker, and Public Policy Advocate We are back with Garden Society’s Fresh Perspective series. This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Sara Payan, a nationally recognized and award-winning cannabis educator, speaker, public policy advocate, writer and consultant. She…

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A Brighter Valentine’s Day with a Sativa Rosette Bouquet

February 10th, 2020

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your valentine, quality is key. Call us high maintenance but we find it hard to be wooed by a bouquet of desiccated roses, no matter how many sweet nothings are whispered in our ear. Yet, how many times have we been…

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A Fresh Perspective with Flora Terra

February 10th, 2020

Meet the female force behind Santa Rosa’s top dispensary Flora Terra 5 Questions with Alicia Wingard At Garden Society we aspire to become the most positive and trusted cannabis brand for women, so it’s our pleasure to welcome Alicia Wingard to our Fresh Perspective Q&A series. Alicia is Founder and…

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Spice Up Valentine’s Day

February 3rd, 2020

Looking for a new way to impress your loved one, or enjoying Galentine's Day with girlfriends this year? We worked with our favorite wine-country chefs to create this deliciously tantalizing Spiced Dark Chocolate Parfait to get everyone in the mood for joy-filled romance this Valentine’s Day. Ingredients 8 wine or…

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5 Questions with Andy Greenberg and Sharon Krinsky of Society Jane

January 28th, 2020

At Garden Society we aspire to become the most positive and trusted cannabis brand for women, so it’s our pleasure to welcome Andy Greenberg and Sharon Krinsky to our Fresh Perspective Q&A series. Andy and Sharon are the founders and women behind Society Jane, which they describe as, “the cannabis…

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Fresh Perspective: 5 Questions with Anne Siegel, the owner and designer of Olive and Poppy

January 8th, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to Garden Society’s Fresh Perspective series. This week we had a chance to sit down with Anne Siegel, the owner and designer of Olive and Poppy; an artfully crafted line of mementos designed to capture a snapshot of a warm, fun-filled day wine tasting…

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Growth, Goals and Gratitude in the New Year

January 3rd, 2020

As a new year blooms and we continue to navigate our path as brand, and as individuals, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our direction for the future. If hindsight is 2020, we’re fortunate to look back on 2019 as a tremendous year of growth and success…

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A Garden Society Guide to the Cannabis Conversation

December 18th, 2019

The holiday table; whether yours is peaceful or a powder keg depends on the company and conversation. There isn’t another time of the year when our social circles intertwine with such a diverse mix of individuals that we call “family.” Why not introduce a subject that’s safer than politics, as…

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Fresh Perspective: 5 questions with Sava founders Andrea Brooks and Amanda Denz

December 16th, 2019

Since we live in an age where summoning everything from pizza to a chauffeur can be done with a swipe of the smartphone, it seems only natural that we should be able to conjure an order of cannabis directly to our doorstep. Enter Sava. SAVA is a platform that connects…

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See The Holidays Through Rosette-Colored Glasses

November 12th, 2019

We used to get anxious, then we learned to see the holidays through rosette-colored glasses. When it’s dark by five o’clock we find it difficult to maintain the level of energy and enthusiasm we had during the summer. Add the stress of hosting a holiday party and the shopping, cooking,…

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A ‘No Bake’ Canna-centric Cheesecake Recipe for the Holidays

November 8th, 2019

Give yourself, and your oven, a break; you’ve both been working overtime. At Garden Society we’ve already started preparing for the holidays. If you’re hosting dinner you know the preparation that goes into feeding a small army of family members and if you’re like us, desert is usually an afterthought.…

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A Fresh Perspective with The Herb Somm Jamie Evans

November 6th, 2019

With the holidays on the horizon you’re probably starting to think about what to serve around your table, or just as important, what wines you’re going to pair with each course. While we relish a local Russian River Pinot Noir with our Turkey, we’d love to learn what cannabis strains…

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The Joy of Cannabis: A Garden Society Holiday Gift Guide

November 5th, 2019

When it comes to holiday shopping and finding the perfect gift, we’ve found that the adage “good things come to those who wait” doesn’t apply, so, we’re here to help you get a jump start for the holidays with our gift guide to chic cannabis shopping. Chose some of our…

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Five Garden Society Tips for an Adult Happy Halloweed!

October 29th, 2019

Halloween is nearly here, which means we’ve sipped one too many pumpkin spice lattes and purchased far too many bags of candy for the kids in the neighborhood. In the wake of shopping for overpriced decorations, binging on mediocre horror movies, and navigating a sea of ridiculously priced “sexy” costume…

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Because Mom and Dad Deserve Goodies, Too

October 23rd, 2019

Remember when a “grownup” Halloween treat meant your parents downing one of those teeny tiny chocolate bottles filled with syrupy liqueur? While they were always a hit after a hectic evening herding masked children through congested sidewalks and making awkward conversation with random neighbors, they never had the stomach, to…

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Your Local Cannabis Guides

October 11th, 2019

We understand that trying cannabis for the first time can be intimidating. Much like our first trip to a wine bar, there are so many different styles, products and options. And despite what you mare hear, it’s impossible to know everything. We’re always learning. From flower to concentrates, vapes, edibles…

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Fresh Perspective: 5 Qs for Two of our Favorite Female Pioneers in Business, Sisterhood and Joy

October 8th, 2019

In our growing quest to bring you a fresh new perspective we’re excited to bring you a Five Questions series that will highlight joy, business, and sisterhood, as we connect with other female pioneers to help break stigmas and completely redefine cannabis for women. This week we were fortunate to…

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5 Proven Strategies for Scaling Your Cannabis Startup

September 13th, 2019

The cannabis business is going through growing pains in real-time. As everyone on the cannapreneur journey knows, these pains come from both self-inflicted startup situations, and from regulatory tension in an ever-evolving industry. Read the Full Article

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Executive Spotlight: Erin Gore, Founder & CEO of Garden Society

July 9th, 2019

Erin Gore is founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving women in search of new, more holistic ways to rejuvenate from the rigors of their daily lives. Garden Society creates artisanal confections and sun-grown pre-rolls that connects biodynamic farming, sustainable ingredients and strain-specific cannabis in…

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Five Focused Questions With Erin Gore Founder Of Garden Society

July 2nd, 2019

It's ironic that the very flowers that I desire the most are the ones which are the most illusive to find out east. Of course if circumstances permitted, I'm pretty sure I could find the time to taste through the line of Garden Society offerings out on the west coast…

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Podcast Session 11: Pursuit of Happiness

July 2nd, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society ponder the pursuit of happiness and how following your joy and achieving balance is the key to it all. Whether you’re born happy or have to work at it, happiness is achievable. Experiment with ways to monetize your strengths and discover your life worth living…

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Podcast Session 10: Do You See the Ceiling?

June 18th, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society discuss the grass and glass ceilings and how to break on through as women in business. Examine money raising and business building through the eyes of these female founders in the trenches. And explore opportunities to create community with other women-run companies. Show Notes: Amanda…

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Podcast Session 9: Ask For What You Need

June 4th, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society want you to ask for what you need... and then get it! Explore marketing strategies for your cannabis business and personal brand in session nine. The ladies share stories of failing forward. Get inspired to build your confidence, network, and business. Show Notes: Kimberly Dillon…

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Podcast Session 8: The Calm of Cannabis

May 21st, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society are talking about the calm of cannabis and why you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with THC. If there’s a lady in your life nervous to get high we encourage you to share this  podcast to lift them up and elevate their experience with cannabis.…

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Women Cannabis Entrepreneurs Unite: We Are Better Together

May 20th, 2019

The media is flooded every day with stories about the role of women in the cannabis industry. While it’s true that this new industry is a rebirth for female founders and executives, it's important we distinguish reality from the media romance stories about women in cannabis. Read the Full Article

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Podcast Session 7: A Growing Family

May 7th, 2019

There’s an art to growth - both personally and professionally. The ladies of Garden Society discuss the aches, pains, and joys of growing a family and a business. And how to navigate the journey as gracefully as possible. Listen to session seven of Garden Society | The Podcast and grant…

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The Canna-pocalypse of Small Brands Is Upon Us – But All Is Not Lost

May 2nd, 2019

As cannabis businesses in California and beyond transition to the regulated market, we are seeing the canna-pocalypse of our favorite farms, products, and brands across the industry. The astronomical cost of licensing and compliance, combined with the lack of access to banking and traditional financial services afforded to other small…

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Podcast Session 6: Scale Without Tipping the Scale

April 24th, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society skype with Tahira Rehmatullah, named one of the most powerful women in the cannabis business by Fortune Magazine and Complex. Together they dive into the grind of growing a business and explore how to scale without tipping the scale. In business, the proverbial “goal post”…

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Podcast Session 5: The Value of Self Care

April 9th, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society discuss ways to be your best professional self while honoring your body, mind, relationships, and responsibilities. Entrepreneurship can put you through the mental, physical, and emotional ringer. And in the wine and cannabis industries the added expectation to consume while networking can wreak havoc on…

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Podcast Session 4: Figuring It Out

March 26th, 2019

Figuring out what you need and how to get it is at the heart of entrepreneurship. Session four of Garden Society | The Podcast explores a cannabis entrepreneur’s journey from idea to actionable steps toward building a viable business. You don’t know what you don’t know; this conversation will get…

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Podcast Session 3: Cutting Out the Noise

March 12th, 2019

Awareness is the first step to cutting out the noise. Explore ways to name and tame the negative self-talk. Learn to build a balanced life and surround yourself with a strong, supportive community. Today’s guest is shifting people's thoughts about wellness and why joy and play are paramount to optimum…

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Podcast Session 2: Light Bulb Moment

February 26th, 2019

The ladies of Garden Society discuss life-changing, light bulb moments with the founders of Alice, a free website helping business owners find the right path to start and grow their companies. It's one of those "aha!" conversations that inspire action. Realizing you have the power to build the life you…

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Garden Society: The Podcast

February 19th, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest creative project, Garden Society: The Podcast Garden Society, the podcast offers relatable cannabis and business education for women seeking ways to balance time and energy between themselves, work, family, and friends. We are a sisterhood of girlfriends, wives, moms, sisters, bill-payers,…

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Garden Society on the Today Show

September 6th, 2017

Our founder, Erin Gore, was featured in this morning's Today Show story about the coming together of wine and cannabis in Sonoma County. Along with our amazing partners, Tawnie Logan of SCGA and Cameron Hattan of Fiddler's Greens, the Today Show featured the synergies and opportunities for both industries.

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