ELIOT, Maine, January 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Sweet Dirt, loc MaineThe vertically integrated cannabis company headquartered in today announced the completion of its 32,800 square foot cannabis greenhouse today. Located in Eliot, MaineNext to the company’s manufacturing base and medical cannabis business is the new greenhouse – the largest cannabis greenhouse in Maine – was completed in just under a year. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for state and local officials, environmental officers, and other guests are scheduled 10:30 ET, Thursday January 21st.
Sweet Dirt’s 32,800 square foot cannabis greenhouse in Eliot, Maine
With eight flower and propagation rooms, two drying rooms, and a facility to support operations, the greenhouse will employ 25 to 30 full-time growers, pest control and irrigation specialists, and produce up to 12,000 pounds of cannabis annually. This state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse helps maximize efficiency by using the largest available light source (the sun) and insulating building materials to maintain indoor environmental conditions. Sweet Dirt embarks on a mission to offset the impact of energy use through the use of renewable energies such as biodiesel, biomass, and on-site and community solar programs.
“See this beautiful new greenhouse – built in less than a year and in the same location as our former growing area, which was tragically destroyed in a fire June 2019 – is so cathartic and also incredibly stimulating, “said Hughes Pope, co-founder and head of cultivation at Sweet Dirt.” On a huge blank canvas, we will soon be growing over two dozen strains of cannabis – many of which will be heirloom or rare genetics. ”
A focus on creating its own soils and practices for organic growing has earned its medical subsidiaries the “Certified Clean Cannabis” (C3) award from the Maine Organic Farmer and Gardeners Association, which is recognized by less than 1% of all approved cannabis Producer in China was obtained Maine. The company is working to expand MOFGA’s C3 certification to include adult growing methods.
“Building this great, next-generation greenhouse has been a tremendous undertaking and its completion is critical to our ability to meet market demand for clean cannabis,” he says Jim Henry, Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to streamlining our growing processes in the new facility while staying true to our roots – growing organically and doing so in a sustainable way.”
Sweet Dirt designed, installed and built the greenhouse together with Power REIT, the owner of the property. For the project, Sweet Dirt used local contractors American Security Alarm Inc., Cantwell Excavating, Daniels Electric and Thermo Dynamics Inc. as well Maine-based greenhouse manufacturer ArchSolar and greenhouse integrator Higgins Agriculture.
About Sweet Dirt
Sweet Dirt is a Mainevertically integrated cannabis company based on premium cannabis and cannabis infused products. The focus on creating their own soils and organic farming practices has earned its medical subsidiaries the “Certified Clean Cannabis” (C3) award from the MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmer and Gardeners Association), which was achieved by less than 1% of all licensed cannabis growers in Maine. The company is working to expand MOFGA’s C3 certification to include adult growing methods.
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