Green Life Productions is not a typical hydroponic garden. Operating partner Steve Cantwell and his wife Kouanin Villa operate their farm on the principals of permaculture, replicating what’s natural. The indoor grow uses high-powered LEDs and living no-till soil that is full of life and microorganisms. A handful of the rich soil reveals the life beneath, which includes earthworms and other organic amendments. The soil beds were unique, spanning with a biodiverse cover crop that consisted of clovers and other greenery. I even spotted mushrooms growing in the shaded areas of the garden. Life in this garden coexists without competition.
Thinking there must have been pests everywhere, I scoured the garden in search for infestations and disease. I only found happy and healthy plants. There were no visible traces of stress or deficiencies. Steve stressed that “the girls” get what they want when they want. There is no force feeding or nutrient pumping going on here. It’s all in the soil. Everything is organic and naturally tended to by hand. The soil is used over and over, becoming richer each and every time. Green Life Production’s vision is to produce the safest product responsibly and eventually become self-sustaining by growing their own amendments on site.
Steve is a down-to-earth farmer with a simple vision: to produce better cannabis. He started farming with the intention to produce an all-natural and organic product that patients can rely on. From cultivation to packaging, every bud is handled with love and care. As a patient, Steve insists on packaging in glass jars to preserve the product and continue the curing process.
Each jar is always a few points overweight. Although that’s not the most cost-effective factor, from a consumer standpoint, I can definitely appreciate the consideration. In a highly competitive market, there is definitely a niche for this all-natural and organic product.