We utilize the aquaponic method of growing our plants. What does this mean? It's a closed loop ecosystem, where there is no need to introduce chemicals or fertilizers. All we do is add fish feed and let nature do its thing.
noun, aq·ua·pon·ics \äkwəˈpäniks,ˌak\
: a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.
Tanks in our greenhouse are home to micro ecosystems where fish, crustaceans, algae, and frogs make themselves at home. The waste water from these organisms is pumped through the roots of the plants, which are grown in trays. As the water passes through the plants' roots it's filtered and returned to the tanks, so only a tiny fraction of water is used in comparison with conventional or hydroponic systems.
This all means that the entire system will ultimately be taken off the grid, with solar panels providing the minimal electricity we need to power our pumps and sunlight providing the plants with energy. The aquaponic system is filled once with rainwater collected as runoff from the greenhouse roof and periodically topped off to replace water used by the plants and lost due to evaporation. The result is clean cannabis for a clear conscience.
Happy plants. Happy fish. Happy customers. Happy planet.
For more info on Aquaponics check this page out: www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/aquaponics