Blooms to Buds: A legacy flower farm turns to cannabis cultivation

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Ivan Van Wingerden examines his “sea of green.” He moved the longstanding family business out of flowers and into cannabis. Photo credit: Carolina Starin

The youngest of a 15-generation family farm in Carpinteria leaves the family history of growing fruit and flowers to embrace the “green rush” of cannabis cultivation. After six deaths this year at the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area - and some unhappy neighboring residents - the Coastal Commission is taking a hard look at California’s last public beach open that allows vehicles. And saxophonist Ted Nash from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays his musical interpretations of some famous paintings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.



Carolina Starin