Custom-Made Vs. Re-Fit: Are Tomato Greenhouses an Industry Savior?

Custom-Made Vs. Re-Fit: Are Tomato Greenhouses an Industry Savior?

Saturday September 14th
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Demo Stage
Speakers: Amar Nijjar, Jason Talmage, Mary Durocher, Mat Vaughn, Max White, Srinivas Reddy

Panel Discussion

Inexperience is an industry obstacle. So, some bottom-line-minded growers are exploring a generations-old option: vegetable greenhouses. Houwelin Nurseries is converting a 2.2 million sq. foot former tomato greenhouse to cannabis in partnership with Agraflora Organics International Inc. Meanwhile, Leamington, Ont., a city synonymous with tomatoes and ketchup, will see Auxly Cannabis run a 1.4 million sq. foot operation in an area that’s home to half Canada’s greenhouses. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers… and pot. Why not? Isn’t natural light better? But the debate is far from over. There are areas, from light intensity to odor containment, where greenhouses aren’t ideal for cannabis growth. This session will lay out the pluses and minuses of greenhouses vs purpose-built facilities to help you decide which is right for you.

Moderated by: Srinivas Reddy