A sustainable weed grow in Winthrop, Washington
Tucked in the Methow Valley and next to a winding river lies a majestic weed grow. However, this isn’t just any grow. It’s Lazy Bee Gardens — a stunning sun-grown, sustainable weed grow.
I first met the Lazy Bee team whilst talking tax reform at the 2015 DOPE Awards. I visited the farm last fall and fell in love with their message — sustainable, organic farming the way nature intended. No till and no pesticides for these plants.
An important aspect of Lazy Bee’s sustainable weed grow is their no-till philosophy. Also known as permaculture, this method of farming doesn’t disrupt the life in the soil. It lets the microbiology flourish so Lazy Bee doesn’t have to use pesticides. Ever.
Another component sustainability is Lazy Bee’s limited water use. Thanks to no-till soil, the ground retains water. The team only has to water their crop once every ten days.
Lastly, sun grown flower means less energy consumption. We don’t grow veggies indoors unless absolutely necessary, so why cannabis? Everything needed for fabulous flower is already found in Mother Nature.
Using the sun and growing in a permaculture, no-till setting is the epitome of sustainable farming. But why does this matter?
It matters if we want to have a future. “Indoor growing is using four percent of the state’s energy. I think that’s unacceptable,” Matt, Lazy Bee Gardens’ founder, said. “Growing was pushed indoors during prohibition. Now that it’s legal, why wouldn’t we utilize the sun?”
Agreed! If you’re looking for great flower that’s good for the planet, look to Lazy Bee Gardens. I highly recommend their Tangie, Tesla Tower or Wifi OG. Looking for it in Seattle? Stock up at two of my favorite shops — Hashtag on Stone Way or Uncle Ike’s in Capitol Hill!