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Can Urban Farming Change The Way We Grow?

Urban farming is widespread for many reasons, such as sustainability, affordability, health, and convenience. Today urban farming exists in many forms, including community and backyard gardens, rooftop and balcony gardening, indoor vertical farming, just to name a few.

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Microgreens: Tiny Plant, Big Nutrition

Thanks to a resurgence in the popularity of microgreens, more and more people are growing these nutritionally potent plants for personal use, and some have even started growing commercially. We recently sat down with a few folks who grow microgreens, from hobby to commercial, here's what we found out about these tiny greens.

What are the best plants to grow as microgreens from home? 

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Fanatical Customer Service During The Covid-19 Crisis

With the current global crisis transforming how we do business, the good folks at Growlink have asked me to talk to their clients and customer service support team to examine how they're adapting to the ever-changing circumstances they find themselves in.

To start, I wanted to get a distinct look at their clients. The diversity of their clients is immense. From hobbyists growing orchids in a closet to massive, multi-state cannabis grow operations; it's an eclectic crowd.

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Growlink Customer Highlight - Harvest HOC

Steve White left his successful law firm in 2013 to open his first Harvest HOC location in Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to his dogged determination, people had access to legal, medical marijuana products, resources, and services.

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Extraction Company Pivot To Supply Hand Sanitizer To High-Risk Workers

Beyond Asheville, North Carolina's historical landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty is Brandstracts, LLC, a company that conceived and launched Helios Hand Sanitizer in just ten days in response to Covid-19. Alexander "Axie" Quarrier Blundon, CEO and Co-Founder, has always been an activist. With growing concerns over limited access to hand sanitizer that was once plentiful, he decided to do something about it. 

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What Type of Lighting Is Right For My Indoor Grow?

 

Mixed-Use Lighting for Indoor Agriculture

When it comes to fueling plant growth, lighting is one of the main ingredients of a maximum yield recipe. Figuring out if you want full natural sunlight only, a mixture of artificial light and natural sunlight or strictly artificial light depends on many factors like location, access to high load utilities, and even regulations. Let's begin with the current lighting options available.

What Are My Lighting Options?

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4 Cannabis-Infused Chocolates For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate that special someone in your life. If you're single, it's a time to avoid going out to dinner or the card aisle at Target, but it is a uniquely special time of year if you love chocolate. And who doesn't love chocolate!? Especially when they're infused with cannabis and or CBD. So check out my personal favorite cannabis-infused chocolates to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

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Can CBD Assist In The Opioid Crisis

 

The opioid crisis unfolding in America has already taken the lives of almost a million people in the US alone. This is why doctors and patient advocates are fighting for access to CBD in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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3 Easy-To-Make CBD Recipes

Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably heard claims about how CBD may heal your body and treat a plethora of ailments. And because it's become incredibly popular, many people are looking for ways to ingest it in food, rather than just dosing the raw oil, which is often unpleasant. While there are plenty of CBD-infused food products on the market, sometimes you just can't beat a homemade meal. Here are the 3 easiest CBD recipes I found and tested.

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10 Most Unusual Cannabis-Infused Foods

Just a few short years ago, this headline could not have existed. Unusual cannabis-infused foods were just a pipe dream or only available to someone with a vast knowledge of infusing foods. The days of pot brownies and gummies are fading into the sunset. From snacks to proteins, and coffee to sauces, let's take a look at some truly unique and unusual cannabis-infused foods on the market in 2020.

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