Michael Dean

Michael Dean

St. Langley, BC, Canada
President, Gaia Green

Michael Dean is widely considered a pioneer in the world of organic fertilizer and natural soil amendments. He founded Gaia Green Products Ltd. with the intent of improving our understanding of the soils we rely on and the impact our management practices have on our food quality and the environment around us. For three decades Gaia Green has supported farmers, home gardeners and professionals throughout the horticultural industry across Canada, with the largest selection of organic fertilizers and natural soil amendments. Gaia Green has been widely used by cannabis growers in the Kootenays of BC and is considered to have profoundly benefited the regions success in this industry.
Michael co-founded the Boundary Organic Producers Association, BOPA, a bioregional organic certification body in the Southern Interior of British Columbia and has supported the development of our Canadian organic standards with regards to allowable fertilizers and soil amendments. He is unwaveringly passionate about integrity and innovation in the organic nutrient market and continues to develop systems and products which are constantly improving Canadian horticulture. His latest innovation, UCann Organics, is specifically designed for cannabis production. Michael recently merged Gaia Green Products Ltd. with Greenstar Plant Products Inc. to share his passion globally.

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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