The Flower Collective – Nederland, CO
Tucked away in the mountains of Nederland, Colorado, is The Flower Collective, a wholesale plant nursery that converts their flower into bubble hash-infused joints and blunts. Founded in 2014 by Ethan Shaw, The Flower Collective passionately encompasses the history and climate of Nederland to create a true product of their environment; their brand fully embraces the culture of this quirky mountain town. I was shocked to learn that Ethan is only 26 years old, yet has managed to get this state-of-the-art facility off the ground and flourishing. On top of selling these unique, high-quality products, The Flower Collective stays particularly successful during the springtime by selling clones to growers and gardens in the Southern Colorado region whose warehouses don’t operate during the winter months.
At 5,000 square feet and with a small collective of 16 employees, The Flower Collective optimizes their time and space in order to produce as much product as possible. Drawing inspiration from Nederland’s rich mining tradition, they consider this space to be their own personal nugget mine. At an elevation of 8,228 feet, The Flower Collective benefits from the altitude, which reduces their water intake and helps maintain a low carbon footprint. They gather snowmelt water that flows down from the Indian Peaks Wilderness, minimizing their watershed impact and saving as much water as possible for local trout.
These beautiful buds are grown in true living soil treated with nematodes and beneficial insects. To remain competitive in today’s wholesale market, The Flower Collective converts everything that’s grown into pre-rolled products. The kolas of each plant are harvested for their premium buds, while the smaller, popcorn-sized nugs and sugar leaves are processed into naturally solventless bubble hash.These materials have every last bit of shake and stem removed before being mixed back together into a 5:1 (flower:hash) combination, then rolled into Bubble Blunts™and Bubble Joints™. The end result is a smooth, terpene-rich product that gets you absolutely blitzed — in the best possible way.