Erin Lapansky

Erin Lapansky

Bellingham, WA, USA
Director of Production & Head Cultivator, Cascadia Gardens LLC

With the ultimate goal of efficient, safe, and environmentally conscientious cultivation, Erin Lapsansky capitalizes on an understanding of beneficial microbial communities, evidence-based practices, and innovative products for quality cannabis production. As Director of Production and Head Cultivator at Cascadia Gardens, a Washington State producer/processor, and an active cannabis consultant throughout North America, Erin individualizes processes for cost effective and high quality products. Erin also provides support to home growers so that they can mindfully produce their own cannabis for personal use, both medical and recreational.

Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Erin conducted research in the Center for Rhizosphere Biology at Colorado State University studying the use of microbial communities for plant growth promotion, integrated pest management, and optimized nutrient acquisition through root system architecture modification. During this time she also developed the concept of soil memory, a phenomenon which explains how a plant could promote the success of their reproduction and offspring through tightly associated relationships with the soil microbial communities which persist over time. At Gonzaga University, Erin received her degree in Research Biology and worked to develop methods which promote natural plant defenses including predator recruitment utilizing terpenes. This foundation knowledge continues to server as a tool in her passion for safe and natural cannabis production. Erin also taught Introductory Horticulture and redesigned course material to better meet the dynamic needs of students by engaging them in mindful, goal-oriented study and promote a love for plants in future generations.

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON JUNE 09, 2020. North America’s leading cannabis cultivation and extraction conference, tradeshow and awards show, Grow Up, has made the difficult decision to reschedule the 4th annual show in Niagara Falls, ON which was slated to take place September 1-3, 2020.

This decision has been made from monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation both in Ontario and around the world, along with the advice and recommendations from Grow Up’s advisory board.

“The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors are our main priority,” says Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up. “Even though our event is three months away, we feel that we cannot responsibly produce a show that brings together 4,500 delegates and over 200 exhibitors from around the world”.

Grow Up Conference and Expo will be bringing its conference, tradeshow and awards to Victoria BC next summer. This west coast show featuring the Grow Up Extraction Zone, hosted by Extraction Magazine, will bring over one hundred high-level industry speakers, exhibitors and thousands of delegates together on Vancouver Island. Details to follow.

The premier Grow Up Awards Gala will still take place, but will be hosted in Victoria BC in the Summer of 2021. “The Cannabis industry has made tremendous growth over the last year and we are determined to recognize the excellence and innovation with our 2nd annual awards show”, says Neill Dixon, Co-Founder of Grow Up. “Bringing the Grow Up Awards Gala to Victoria BC will make it easier for our west coast growers and suppliers to be a part of the celebration”.

The 2021 Niagara Falls version of Grow Up will take place September 1-3, 2021 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your support and stay safe.

Thank You

For more information please contact:
Randy Rowe