Dive Into the Rhizosphere: Soil Root Microbe Interactions

Dive Into the Rhizosphere: Soil Root Microbe Interactions

“Rhizosphere” isn’t really one of those words that gets thrown around a lot in casual conversation. And, while the idea of diving in for an evening of soil, root and microbe discussions might seem as intimidating, this evening’s talk was easy to follow and incredibly informative, led by Sunny Kaercher of Miller Soils and the guest speaker at Verde Natural’s fourth It’s Alive event. Kaercher has loved plants and plant systems ever since she was a child, and now she works with Miller Soils to help grows find balance and encourage beneficial biology in their systems. 

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It’s Alive: Unlocking Your Full Potential with Rudy Ellenbogan

It’s Alive: Unlocking Your Full Potential with Rudy Ellenbogan

Ben Owens walks you through a brief overview of Verde Natural’s CEO Rudy Ellenbogen’s presentation on leadership.

“Back for their third installment of the It’s Alive Series, Verde Natural’s CEO Rudy Ellenbogen joined the ranks of Jeff Lowenfels and Cassandra Maffey, presenting an evening dedicated to personal growth and unlocking your full potential. The event was hosted at Cultivated Synergy and there was a line outside the door to get in before it had even begun.

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The taste is so damn good!

The taste is so damn good!

"I was reminded, again, why we grow cannabis in soil if the choice is there: The taste is so damn good. I vaporize, not combust, so I can say damn in a cannabis column. 

Let’s say you were alone on a desert island and not trying to supply the world with supply. If you had all the stuff you needed to construct and operate a primo hydro system as well as all the things you need to grow in soil, is there any doubt as to which system you would use to grow your cannabis?

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It's Alive! An evening with Jeff Lowenfels

It's Alive! An evening with Jeff Lowenfels

Living soil is one of the most important methods for growing plants and results in truly organic plant systems that work symbiotically to produce the ideal buds and bounties of a plant. So, it should come as no surprise that Verde Natural, Colorado’s largest legal living soil cannabis grow operation, partnered with Jeff Lowenfels, the father of living soil, to bring Colorado growers a talk designed to inform and encourage more living soil grow efforts, both in cannabis and other cash crops. 

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Land Your First Job as a Grower: 8 Pro Tips

Land Your First Job as a Grower: 8 Pro Tips

One of the most frequently top-ranked jobs in the cannabis industry is a marijuana grower. It’s easy to see why. On top of getting to turn your passion into a job, being a marijuana grower comes with a salary of anywhere from 80k-150k+—about 50k-120k more than a non-THC producing flower grower earns. Plus there are perks like, well, knowing your work is improving the lives of your customers and getting to be hands on in the foundation of the legal cannabis market. As the industry expands, growers constantly have to adapt and fine-tune their methods. By becoming a grower now, you’re essentially writing the book for years to come, potentially creating growing techniques that could eventually be applied to industries like vegetable cultivation in the food sector. 

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6 Tips for Growing Large Scale

6 Tips for Growing Large Scale

Growing large scale is one of the skills cannabis businesses covet most in a potential cultivator. While there’s a lot of knowledge that goes into expertly raising one, three, or twelve plants in your home, it’s a wholly different scenario to bring a warehouse of 3,500 clones to harvest—the number of plants Cassandra Maffey, head grower at Verde Natural has under her watch 365 days a year. Running a grow of this magnitude requires more than scientific aptitude she says, it means you have to be an excellent manager.

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