Greenhouse building

four Kingsville projects have an estimated value of $73 million

"The cost to build a MMJ greenhouse is like ten times that of a traditional greenhouse"

The four greenhouse construction projects that were realised in 2019 in Kingsville total over 50 acre (20 hectare) in size and according to Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos  that's…

US (MI): $20M cannabis hybrid greenhouse set to open in February

A Michigan cannabis company scheduled to open a hybrid greenhouse in February said the $20 million project would change the marijuana industry. Michigan Pure Med already had several Common Citizen retail stores, including one in Flint. The company said the investment would be a game-changer for cannabis…

CAN: A look inside the expansion of a cannabis facility

An expansion of Figr's production facility on P.E.I. is almost complete, officials say. The Island cannabis company has added 210,000 square feet to its Charlottetown plant.  Edwin Jewell, the company's president and CEO, said about 46,000 square feet of the added space will be dedicated to processing and…

Solar panels could take greenhouses off the grid

A solar panel on a greenhouse roof may seem illogical at first, but a trial at Freeman Herbs is proving that with some clever manipulation greenhouses can produce electricity from sunlight without affecting the plants growing underneath. The Lincoln greenhouse known for its potted herbs that consumers…

CAN (ON): Unprecedented greenhouse growth shows no signs of slowing down

Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald doesn’t know how many acres Leamington has of cannabis greenhouses but said there are about six cannabis operations built or under construction. Neighbouring Kingsville is getting its first two cannabis greenhouses. Kingsville had four permits representing about 50 acres…

Putting sustainability as framework to redesign an indoor grow

For many cannabis cultivators, the strongest impetus to redesign their indoor facility is to ensure sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint. And for good reason: Growing cannabis indoors can be an energy-intensive endeavor and bad for the environment. Cultivating a single crop from seed to…

CAN (BC): Cannabis production facility planned in Fort St. John

Fort St. John council will consider zoning amendments next week that would allow a cannabis production facility to be built in the city. Dark Tower Holdings is looking to rezone property at 8004 90 Street and build a 3,200-square-foot facility for cannabis production, processing, and packaging. While the…

US (MN): 32,800 sqft light deprivation greenhouse to be built in Maine

Sweet Dirt and ArchSolar have partnered to build out a state-of-the-art 32,800 square foot extreme-light deprivation greenhouse. "Construction on the greenhouse will begin January 2020 and the facility will be located at Sweet Dirt's headquarters in Eliot, Maine, where voters last November overwhelmingly…

Ground coupled heat pump system to heat, cool and dehumidify greenhouses

"We are challenging the idea that “high tech” means “expensive” when it comes to greenhouse design", the team with Ceres explains. Following their patented passive solar structural design and the Ground to Air Heat Transfer, now they launch a new climate control greenhouse system: Ecoloop.  The Ceres Ecoloop…

US (OR): One person injured in fire at hemp process in Springfield

One person was injured in an industrial fire Thursday afternoon at a hemp processing facility in Springfield, firefighters said. Battalion Chief Jeff Kronser said one person…

Alberta Greenhouse Rebate Program

CAN (AB): Grant available for Alberta greenhouse growers

The Alberta Greenhouse Rebate Program provides eligible greenhouse operators with a grant equal to 80% of the carbon levy paid on their purchases of eligible natural gas and…

AU: Producer completes $10M private placement

The company Asterio Cannabis has completed a $10M private placement, that will be used to further construct a cultivation facility based in Australia.  Asterion Cannabis has announced…

Dutch entrepeneurs experience ‘cold feet’ in the search for a greenhouse for legal cannabis cultivation

Project C, a Dutch cannabis project that wants to participate in the government experiment Gesloten Coffeeshopketen, has received a negative response from the municipality of…

NZ: Cannasouth secures consent for new cultivation facility

Cannasouth has received resource consent for construction of its medicinal cannabis cultivation facility in the Waikato. In August this year, Cannasouth announced a long-term…

"Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals"

We've all seen headlines like "Purple glow lights up the sky over..." or "What's that mysterious yellow light?" Reactions to light from greenhouses range from bemusement to complaints, but the question is whether those lights are merely annoying to some neighbors, or if there's a bit more to it than…

US (PA): Laying groundwork for Lackawanna based facility

After delays and a request for a deadline extension, excavators and a big bulldozer are finally laying the groundwork for Lackawanna County’s second medical cannabis grower.…

US (WI): Delvan-based cannabis cultivation center expanding

Revolution Enterprises says once their expansion is complete, they will have over 650,000 square feet of growing facilities as well as greenhouses. The company also promises…

CAN (BC): Chilliwack based cannabis greenhouse goes up in smoke

A medical cannabis grow-op in Chilliwack went up in smoke Friday. The Chilliwack Fire Department was called to the structure fire around 9:30 a.m. “On arrival, fire crews saw…

Setting the standard for large scale cannabis production

Natura Life + Science (Natura), a contract manufacturing company, will soon be one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis campuses in California. Natura’s facility will encompass 265,000 square feet with 180,000 square feet of greenhouses that when fully operational, will provide a full-service…

US (IL): Cresco Labs announces first harvest from Illinois’ largest cultivation facility

Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multistate cannabis operator in the United States, today announced that it has completed its first harvest from its expanded cultivation facility in Lincoln, IL. With the recent growth of the state’s medical market and adult-use legalization going live on January 1st,…

Preparing a reliable financial and technical base for greenhouse projects

It is not difficult to add and subtract numbers. Most of us have learned that in elementary school. For instance, spreadsheets are a welcome tool - it does not seem very complicated… or does it? A good preparation is key for the successful completion of a project. It all starts with your market, who do…

CAN (QC): Construction permit received for Hemmingford greenhouse project

Matica Enterprises has obtained construction permits for the greenhouse project in Hemmingford, Quebec. Construction of the planned 200,000 square foot greenhouse project is…

US (IL): Cannabis cultivation prepare for January 1

The countdown is on as marijuana cultivation sites across the state are working to keep up with the demand, which is expected to hit come January 1st, 2020. "We're gearing up for a high density grow to support both the medical and recreational market,” Ascend Wellness Vice President of Operations David…

CAN (ON): Sire Bioscience begins construction on 50-acre Leamington property

Sire Bioscience Inc. announced that the construction has officially begun on the Company's 50-Acre Leamington, Ontario property.  The first phase will result in the build out of 7,000 square feet of indoor space, inclusive of 2,000 square feet of canopy with the required security and supportive rooms. This…

CAN (ON): Sudbury cannabis company delayed in building Espanola facility

A Sudbury-based cannabis company that announced plans to set up shop in Espanola last summer has hit a funding snag that's delaying the project's development. Jeff Scharf,…

US (CA): Completion of Phase 1 cultivation expansion at Sacramento, California Campus

Vibe has completed the first phase of its build-out of the Company’s 3,000 sq. ft. nursery in Sacramento, California. "The purpose-built nursery is intended to support Vibe’s cultivation expansion plans at its Sacramento Campus, which hosts both cultivation and retail operations," the team with the…

Exploring growing cannabis in a greenhouse

Growers considering to enter into cannabis production are presented with several possibilities of where to grow. The options include indoors, outdoors, or greenhouses, which is a combination of indoor and outdoor. There is an increase in popularity for greenhouse farming among cannabis growers. The…

Creating a more efficient growing space in your greenhouse

For greenhouse growers that are ready to expand their business, often one of the first thoughts is to build more or expand on existing greenhouses. While there certainly does…

Prevention, air, and construction: main challenges for greenhouse hemp growing

In the ever growing commercial hemp industry, there are many challenges faced by commercial greenhouse operators. These challenges range from legal requirements, certifications, and facility guidelines. One of the top issues faced by the commercial grower are challenges that surface from the design and…

AU: Mildura based facility to complete construction in stages

Cann Group Limited plans to complete the construction of its new medicinal cannabis production facilities near Mildura in stages. "Previously, we had intended to complete the Mildura facility as a single stage development with a total capacity of 70,000 kgs and an estimated project cost of $184 million,"…

US (ME): Hallowell's first proposed indoor cannabis grow facility gets initial approval

Despite loud comments from the public, a potential, conditional-use permit was handed to the operator of a proposed marijuana cultivation facility on Whitten Road. A public…

Understanding large-scale cannabis greenhouse production

Recently stock prizes of cannabis producing companies have dropped significantly. This because of internal and external factors. Some factors are controllable, while others not. “Initially, the feeling of the market was too positive” Robert Heikens with AAB explains. “A lot of the companies started their…

CAN (AB): Edmonton based cannabis facility energized through solar panels

Edmonton-area Freedom Cannabis will be growing cannabis using energy partly generated from what it claims is the biggest rooftop solar panel installation in the country. “It’s an exciting time for all of us to see all our work come to fruition and to be sharing this milestone together,” said Troy…

Discussing bare concrete flooring in cannabis grow rooms and greenhouses

With legalization rapidly increasing across states, the cannabis market is exploding. And with estimates of sales in the billions, it’s no surprise that greenhouses and grow rooms are emerging everywhere. As growers and extracting facilities continue to expand one important consideration that most tend…

CAN (ON): Kingsville to crack down on greenhouse light pollution

Deputy Mayor Gord Queen brought a motion before council Tuesday night to have greenhouses reviewed for, "dark sky compliance." He says residents near several greenhouses are…

US (NM): Results of successful commercial cannabis trials with luminescent greenhouse film

UbiQD has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research firm as the first product of its kind. Additionally, UbiQD has now publicly released completed commercial plant trial data in a new white paper…

Retrofitting an old vegetable glasshouse to an F-Clean cannabis facility

Starting new projects can be quite expensive and can take some time to set up. Especially in a fast growing market like cannabis production, quickly getting your facility ready for production can make or break your position in the market. Azrom found a quick solution for a cannabis grower in Portugal, by…

LED Lighted greenhouses shown in new photography project

In a newly presented project, German aerial photographer Tom Hegen focuses on greenhouses in the Netherlands growing crops with LED lights. The project, called THE GREENHOUSE SERIES, shows the effect of illuminated greenhouses in the early morning. With his series, the photographer wants to show the…

Designing more sustainable cannabis facilities

The topic of sustainability has grown in importance and priority for both consumers and regulators. From reducing emissions to lowering energy and water consumption, cannabis growing facilities face unique challenges when it comes to designing sustainable operations. Moreover, as the cannabis market…

Carson City's Miles Construction

US: “We continue to see cannabis as a strong market"

The sound of Cary Richardson breaking into a smile can be heard over the phone. “We continue to see cannabis as a strong market,” says Richardson, vice president of business operations at Carson City-based Miles Construction. After all, Nevada saw more than $100 million in marijuana tax revenue over the…

CAN (ON): Construction roadmap adjusted for agile capacity management

Due to the slower pace of legal market conversion, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has announced a new strategic plan as the company works to enhance profitability. "TGOD will optimize operating efficiency by deferring excess capacity and expenses," the team with the company explains. "A new…

US (MA): Growing anticipation for cannabis businesses in Winchendon

Though adult cannabis retail was approved by voters and five businesses have submitted applications for licenses to the state, the town and all five of those businesses have…


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