Students taking a field trip to learn how marijuana farms operate

While the marijuana growing industry is growing at a fast pace, so is the interest of the public.

All kinds of people want to be sure that the marijuana they are getting is grown in an eco-friendly environment. As you may be aware, a few things the people I was with and I are trying to avoid as a growing population is plastic waste, use of non-renewable resources, and antibiotics in our food. As a population, the people I was with and I have done a good amount of damage to the planet. We are now making moves to reverse this damage by reducing the use of these particular items. Many people have banned single use plastic in eating establishments, and they will likely ban single use plastic in pot farms also. A single plant can demand up to 3 bags of potting soil. Many of these soils are sold in plastic bags! If marijuna farmers were to buy their soil in individual bags, they would certainly never hear the end of it. A majority of marijuana cultivation companies outsource their soil who are able to deliver the soil by the truckloads. All of this soil is composted from biodegradable foods, thus naturally fertilizing the soil they use for the pot growing process. My nieces’ 6th grade class recently took a field trip to a pot farm where they had the opportunity to learn the basics of growing marijuana and all the time and tremendous work that goes into it. Although they are relatively young, I know this is a truly valuable experience for the students and hope that it sheds some light on the eco-friendly nature of growing marijuana.

Controlled growing facility