Mat Beren is the owner and Chief Cultivating Officer at Great Gardener Farms, Mat has been working with cannabis for over 27 years. Mat worked with compassion clubs like the Vancouver Island Compassion Club for 15 years helping people find and develop varieties that worked best for them. After being arrested in 2004 and winning a constitutional court battle, R vs Beren, Mat started a seed company, House of the Great Gardener and has won 65+ international awards for his work.
In 2018, Mat and his partner Kirk Tousaw started Great Gardener Farms in Canada. There focus is on developing unique cultivars for the Canadian market.